Homemade Pumpkin Pie - from A Jack 'O Lantern Pumpkin

What you Need:


1 pumpkin
1 cup sugar
.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
.5 teaspoon ground ginger
.5 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3 cups pumpkin puree (we're gonna make this in the next steps! :))
1.5 cans (12oz each) of evaporated milk


What to Do:
 
1. Wash the exterior of your pumpkin with cool water.

2. Cut the top from your pumpkin. Slice your pumpkin into wedges.

3. Next, Carefully slice a thin layer from each wedge, removing the seeds and strings.

4. Pour 1/3 cup of water into a casserole dish with a lid.

5. Place your pumpkin wedges into the casserole dish and cover.

6. Bake at 350F for 2 hours. The water will steam your pumpkin. Test Pumpkin after 2 hours. Pumpkin should be super soft.

7. Scrap pumpkin meat from wedges and puree until very smooth. 

8. In a mixing bowl, Mix:

1 cup sugar

1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

.5 teaspoon ground ginger

.5 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

3 cups of our homemade pumpkin puree

1.5 cans (12oz each) of evaporated milk


Mix very well!

Mix WILL be water looking!

POUR into a prepared crust!

Bake at 425 F for 20 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 350 F bake for 1 hour. (I had to bake mine for 1.5 hours. Just keep check ever 15 minutes after the first hour until the pie isn't "jiggly" anymore.
Use a butter knife to test the doness of your pie. Stick knife tip into pie. If it comes out clean your pie is ready!

Cool on wire rack!

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