Pumpkin Pie

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Malinda Coletta

By
@Professorchef

This recipe uses sweetened condensed milk and gives a richness not achieved with evaporated milk - the standard recipe. The pie crust is flaky and firm! YUMMO!

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If you've never made a homemade pumpkin pie, this is a great recipe to try. Flaky and easy to make, the pie crust is perfect. The creamy filling isn't only easy to prepare but it also has the right balance of sweetness and spices. Pumpkin pie spice isn't used in this recipe. Malinda's spices are a little heavier on cinnamon than nutmeg which we loved. A creamy pumpkin pie for the holiday season. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
55 Min

Ingredients

  • PERFECT PIE CRUST

  • 3 oz
    butter frozen (6 tablespoons)
  • 1 oz
    lard frozen (2 tablespoons)
  • 6 oz
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    ice water
  • PUMPKIN PIE MIX

  • 15 oz
    pumpkin canned (2 cups)
  • 14 oz
    sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt

How to Make Pumpkin Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Place butter and lard in the freezer for 15 minutes. When ready to use, remove and cut both into small pieces.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour and salt by pulsing 3 to 4 times. Add butter and pulse 5 to 6 times until texture looks mealy. Add lard and pulse another 3 to 4 times.
  3. Remove the lid of the food processor and spritz surface of mixture thoroughly with water (or just use 4-5 tablespoons of ice water). Replace lid and pulse 5 times.
  4. Add more water and pulse again until the mixture holds together when squeezed.
  5. Place mixture in a large zip-top bag, squeeze together until it forms a ball, and then press into a rounded disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place 2 metal pie pans in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Cut along 2 sides of the plastic bag. Open the bag to expose dough and sprinkle both sides with flour. Cover again with plastic and roll out with a rolling pin to a 10 to 11-inch circle. Open plastic again and sprinkle the top of the dough with flour.
  7. Remove pie pans from the refrigerator and set the first pan on top of the dough.
  8. Turn everything upside down and peel plastic from the bottom of the dough.
  9. Place the second pan upside down on top of the dough and flip again. Remove the first pan from atop dough.
  10. Trim edges if necessary. Crimp crust, place back in the fridge, while making the pumpkin mix.
  11. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  12. Place pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices, and salt in a medium bowl.
  13. Whisk until smooth.
  14. Remove crust from the fridge and pour filling into crust.
  15. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1-inch from crust comes out clean. Cool.
  16. Garnish as desired.

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Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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