Homemade Pumpkin Pie


Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 Cups (or one 15oz can) pumpkin puree (can substitute butternut squash if you prefer)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 9-inch Homemade Pie Crust or pre-made frozen pie crust
  • Whipped Cream for Topping

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth - if you don't have a blender, you can use a large bowl and beat with a mixer.
  • Pour into pie shell and bake at 400 for 15 minutes
  • Reduce heat to 350 and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 2-3 hours before slicing.

We let our whipped topping sit on the counter and come to room temperature while the pie was cooling, then spooned it into a piping bag to make the whipped topping look pretty :-)