Here we are guys, just 6 days away from turkey day, can you believe it? This is the last Thanksgiving recipe I will share with you and then I'll leave you alone to get to planning and shopping! This Classic Homemade Pumpkin Pie is probably my favorite of all the recipes I have shared with you this week. It's rich, sweet and has a wonderful warm spice flavor. This is a must for Thanksgiving this year!
Thanksgiving with our family always means an obscene amount of pies. We always have pecan pie for my dad, my brother likes to make Lemon Meringue and then everyone likes to add in their favorites or something new. I can't remember how it actually started, but over the years it has turned into a contest. After dinner is over and we have taken some time to recoup, we bring out all of the pies. Everyone has to try a little bit of each pie and then we vote on the winner. The kids love coming up with new ideas each year for pies and I think tasting is their favorite part! It's a fun way to get everyone involved and helping with preparing the food.
For this recipe, I used the last of my sugar pumpkin puree. I definitely recommend using your own pumpkin puree if you can. It really adds a lot of flavor to the dish, but canned pumpkin puree will do the trick too. For the crust, the secret is to keep things really cold. Make sure you don't work the dough too much, or the butter will melt. The trick to flaky pie crust, is to have the butter super cold. That way, when it heats up, the water in the butter will evaporate into steam. That steam is what creates all those great flaky layers. Last tip, make sure you put the pie on a baking sheet before putting in the oven. This will save you from having to clean up the oven if there are any spills. Happy baking!
What is your favorite pie for Thanksgiving?
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