From Scratch Pumpkin Pie

For the Pie Crust: – 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cube – 2-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Pumpkin Filling: – 2 cups pumpkin puree (homemade or canned) – 3/4 cup granulated sugar – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger – 1/4 teaspoon ground clove

– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 2 large egg – 1 cup evaporated milk – 1/2 cup heavy cream

Prepare the Pie Crust: – In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work it into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.

– Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overwork the dough. – Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the Oven: – Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Roll Out the Dough: – On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle slightly larger than your pie dish.

Line the Pie Dish: – Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to a 9-inch pie dish. Press it into the bottom and sides of the dish, trimming any excess dough and crimping the edges as desired.

Prepare the Pumpkin Filling: – In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until well combined. – In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, evaporated milk, and heavy cream until smooth.

Combine and Fill the Pie: – Gradually add the egg mixture to the pumpkin mixture, stirring until fully incorporated. – Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

Bake the Pie: – Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.

Cool and Serve: – Allow the pie to cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Serve slices of homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a delicious autumn treat!


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