Home Cooking 10

tried + true pumpkin pie?

noeldottir | Nov 12, 2005 10:44 AM

I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I LOVE this board! Anybody care to post about a tried and true pumpkin pie recipe? I'm not looking for chiffon, mousse, pecan-apple-pumpkin delights, frozen, cheese-y or otherwise - just a lovely, crisp-bottomed, custardy, spicy traditional pumpkin pie. I'm willing to make my own puree, although I'd probably use butternut squash instead of pumpkin, and either drain the puree or cook off the extra liquid (suggested in an old book I love by Mme. Jehane Benoit). It's been years since I made a pumpkin pie, I no longer remember which recipe I used, and I have Thanksgiving guests coming with high expectations. I'd hate to disappoint! Also, would evaporated milk and heavy cream be interchangeable in a recipe such as this? What is the point of using evap. milk instead of organic heavy cream? Thanks so much...

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