2019-11-09: Pumpkin pie recipe rak =============================================================== Fall is upon us and I've been enjoying fall foods. A few weeks ago I celebrated a (belated) Canadian Thanksgiving with friends and they told me that my pumpkin pie was "perfectly spiced". I've carried this recipe around with me on a small pink post-it for five or six years now, and I am afraid that I will lose it if I do not write it down. Hopefully some of you will also find this recipe useful. I do not remember from which sources I cobbled together this recipe, so I unfortunately can't give credit where credit is due. RAK's Pumpkin Pie ----------------- Ingredients 3 cups canned pumpkin purée (or two 15oz cans) 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp cinnammon 7/4 tsp dried ginger 3/4 tsp ground clove 3/4 tsp allspice 4 eggs 2 pie shells Instructions 1. Blend everything until smooth (except the pie shells!). 2. Divide evenly between the two unbaked pie shells. 3. Bake until done. Discussion Step three is the tricky bit: my post-it only lists the ingredients for the pie, but not how to bake it! A few weeks ago I baked it in a preheated 400°F oven until done (about 45 minutes). I've been reading up on the topic. One recommendation I found is to blind bake the crust before filling it, and then to bake the filled pie at 325°F until the internal temperature reaches 175°F (about 45 minutes). If you have thoughts on pumpkin pie baking, I'd be happy to hear them.