Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thanksgiving pies

I made the pies for this year's Thanksgiving dinner for (apparently) 35 people (see post called "Talking Turkey" below). The in-laws usually get pies from Baker's Square, not that there's anything wrong with that. I decided homemade pie would be better. Seeing as I strongly dislike anything pumpkin, I made one apple pie and one pumpkin.

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I took pictures on my camera, but the memory card won't let me retrieve them

Pumpkin Pie (from Libby's pumpkin can)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz) can evaporated milk
1 pie crust (I used the refridgerated roll-out kind for convenience)

Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center
comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Dutch Apple Pie
recipe from my mom

Bottom Crust
1 stick melted butter
1 TBSP sugar
1 cup flour

4-5 sliced apples (sour-ish ones are usually better)
½ cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Top Crust
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
½ cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix bottom crust together with a fork an press into pie plate.

Mix apples and cinnamon/sugar; put in pie tin with the crust. When filled, it should look sort of like a dome.

Mix brown sugar, flour, & butter to crumbly mass (do this with your hands). Top the apples with this mixture.

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