This is another pie I made for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner Oct 11th. I've made pumpkin pies before, but this is the first time I've ever made one from scratch. I ate this a few years ago at my friend Molly B's house; and it was so good, I asked for the recipe.
You should use a sugar pumpkin which are sweeter than a regular pumpkin and are specifically for pies. Peel, cook and mash the pumpkin.
Heat oven to 450 deg; when pie is put into oven, reset to 350 deg.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1 cup canned evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1 Tbsp melted butter and 2 eggs, slightly beaten.
Mix all ingredients, pour into uncooked pie shell. Bake for 55 min or until knife comes clean.
My friend Molly said she usually doubles this recipe. I did as well because I was using a large 9-10" pie plate. There was a little pumpkin filling left over; I poured that into a small casserole dish and baked it as well (for approx 30 min).
This recipe was just as I remembered -- absolutely delicious. I can say with a doubt that it's the best pumpkin pie I've ever eaten, not because I baked it but because it's just a really good recipe.
Please try it yourself! I'd love to have your feedback.
(And if you have a better recipe, I'd love to have that as well!)