Monday, October 27, 2008

Making Pumpkin Pie

Remember when I linked to Miss Mia's pumpkin-pie-from-scratch recipe? Well, I tried it out! It worked very well, and everyone in my family was very pleased with the end result, especially my dad, who loves pumpkin pie. :)

I used one large pumpkin, and two small ones for making the cooked pumpkin.
My preschoolers helped me pull out all the pumpkin pulp, and save the seeds (my "preschoolers" are Creative Genius, Mini Active Boy and MIT #2). We sorted a good bowl full of punkin' seeds, and Mother Dear baked and seasoned them for us. She mixed them up with nuts, popcorn and dried apples for a delicious snack!

That afternoon, while everyone was napping, I made a couple of pies (I snapped a picture of one as it came out of the oven.)

Thanks again Miss Mia!


Rachel said...

I have enjoyed your blog. You have such a heart for the Lord. I hope you don't mind that I finally linked you from my blog. I am always going to your mom's blog to get to yours. Now I can save myself a step. LOL

princessesindisguise said...

Yum! I think we'll be making some pumpkin rolls today with one of our pumpkins.

Kathy - mom of many said...

Stephanie made two pies the other day and they were wonderful. I cooked the pumpkin while she was at the hospital (volunteering) but I didn't put it in the oven. I boiled it on the stove (chunks in a stock pot). It came out okay, but it absorbed so much water that I had to squeeze out the water from handfuls of pumpkin. Next time, I'll bake it. It looks like the pumpkin water drains out into the pan. I think last year Stephanie baked it, but I didn't know. We have two more sitting on the counter I need to cook up. There are some more pumpkin recipes here...

I want to try the pumpkin pancakes soon.
Love, Mrs. Hills