william howard taft's pumpkin pie

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By Catherine Thompson Floyd
from Burlington, MI

Presidential Pie? Yep! Found this recipe in a cookbook and in honor of elections AND Thanksgiving this month, here is a recipe from Mr. Taft, perhaps his favorite pumpkin pie recipe. See more Capital Hill recipes in cookbook "Capital Hill Cooks" by Linda Bauer

★★★★★ 2
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For william howard taft's pumpkin pie

  • 1
    home made or store bought pie crust 9", unbaked
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 1 1/2 c
    pumpkin, canned or cooked
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 3/4 c
    canned milk
  • 3/4 c
    milk, whole

How To Make william howard taft's pumpkin pie

  • 1
    Mix sugars, salt and spices. Add pumpkin. Add egg yolks and canned and whole milk. (Can add more amounts of spices, to taste if desired).
  • 2
    Beat egg whites, not too stiff, and fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour into pie shell.
  • 3
    Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn down temperature to 350 degrees until done, approximately 30 to 40 minutes(depends on your oven). Test pie by when a knife comes out of filling clean.
  • 4
    I like to top my pumpkin pie with cool whip or whipped cream, sometimes sprinkled with a little bit of pumpkin pie spice on top.

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