Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie


Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

When the holidays would be close, my Grandfather would begin to gather the pumpkins from the field and bring them up to the house. My Grandmother would cut the pumpkins, take the seeds out to clean and dry, then she would roast the meat of the pumpkin. I remember getting to help carve one of the pumpkins, with a funny mouth before it was roasted. There is a very rich smell that fills the kitchen with the roasting pumpkin in the wood stove oven. The pumpkin meat was cooled then she would mash it up and next was the pie. Much later when that pie came out of the oven it was amazing, I can still smell it and almost taste it. I am so grateful to have my Grandmothers recipe for that pie, so that I can re create those memories and share them with family and friends. 
We Start The Pie With A Nice Crust

Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour In The Filling and Bake
It's Come A Long Way From A Wood Stove

Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let It Cool For 2 to 3 Hours

Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
This is my Grandmothers recipe and I have tried to leave most of the original wording, but updating it for our modern kitchens.
Ingredients
For The Crust
1-1/2 cups (all-purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon (dash) salt
1/4 cup (lard) solid vegetable shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup or less cold well water (ice water)
Directions
Sift dry ingredients together and work in chilled shortening and butter lightly.
Add ice water slowly and roll on floured board. Chill the dough if needed.
Line pie tin with the dough, have dough well over edge of pan. 
Ingredients Pie Filling
2 cups pumpkin, roasted and mashed, (pumpkin puree)
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons molasses
3 eggs
2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg white
Directions
To the mashed pumpkin, add sugar,salt and spices.
Add eggs slightly beaten, milk, and melted butter.
Mix thoroughly.
Line pie tin with chilled pastry, brush with unbeaten white of egg.
Bake the shell in the oven (at 425 degrees) for 10 minutes.
Pour in the pumpkin mixture and bake (at 350 degrees) for 30 to 40 minutes until the center is set.
Cool in the pie safe (at room temperature) for 2 to 3 hours or until set before slicing.
Garnish with Whipped Cream
Enjoy!
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Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Creamy, Rich and Delicious!

Grandmothers Pumpkin Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

One of the greatest gifts that the women in my family gave me is to pass along the memories of family culture and then for me to be able to pass them along to my family and friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping us make this very special pie today, cooking is always more fun when shared with family and friends. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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Comments

  1. Special memories indeed! I love the addition of molasses:@)

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    1. Thanks Lynn, I have so much fun making this pie and it is so good. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  2. What fun memories, I love food memories like these. I'll bet the molasses adds some real depth of flavor too!

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    1. You are right Carlee, the molasses does add depth of flavor to the pie, it is so good! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
      Miz Helen

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  3. I love the different versions of pumpkin pie and the family traditions associated with them. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a great week and hope to see you again next week.

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  4. What a sweet story! That's so special that you have your grandmother's recipe. It looks delicious too! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party and have a wonderful week. ;-D

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