Pumpkin Pie 1932

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

From my mother's notebook.
I noticed that this pie is not baked -- only the pie shell is prepared in the oven. This is a custard that is flavored with pumpkin and placed in a prepared pie shell. I suppose the pie shell could be a graham cracker crust, too, which would make it a completely no-bake pumpkin pie.
I think that may explain the difference between pumpkin pie and pumpkin custard pie. Custard is cooked on the stove top. Pumpkin pie is baked in the oven -- although in the end they are all good and all are called pumpkin pie!! Enjoy!!


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
cooked pumpkin
2 1/3 c
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
cloves
1/4 tsp
mace
1/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
ginger
1 c
milk
2
whole eggs (slightly beaten)
1
prepared pie shell

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together the sugar, cornstarch and spices -- add pumpkin and slightly beaten eggs -- and the milk
2
Cook all slowly in double boiler until thick
3
Cool and pour into prepared (baked) pie shell -- place in refrigerator to firm up.
4
Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Bake, #custard, #No, #pumpkin