ParPools.com, Par Inc. of Conn, Par Pool & Spa

   
Login
Pools, Liners, Filters, Automatic pool cleaners, skimmers, lights, pluming accessories, vacuums, ladders, stairs, toys, games, floats Pool Chemicals, BioGuard, Soft Swim, AquaFinesse, Natural Pool Products, Jack's Magic, natural chemistry, algae cures, cloudy water cures, water balance chemicals, nature2 Spa & hot tub accessories, surrounds, steps, tables, towel bars, fragrances, cleaning accessories, purge drain & refill, spa parts, pillows, toys Spa & hot tub chemicals, SpaGuard, Soft Soak, AquaFinesse, Pristine Blue, Nature2, SpaFrog, SpaBoss Backyard & patio accessories, umbrellas, off set umbrellas, furniture, adirondack chairs, outdoor furniture, solar lighting, garden accessories, patio furniture covers Grill tools, charcoal companion, outdoor kitchens, barbecue accessories, recipes Saunas, sauna accessories Swimming pool parts, filter & heater parts, spa & hot tub fittings, ozonators, plumbing supplies, electrical components

Grilling baskets specialty grill tools space saver grill tools grilling & smoking accessories Steven Raichlen professional grilling tools Chef Robert Rainford professional grill tools PizzaQue grill stone & accessories acrylic drink & party ware bad byron's butt rub & seafood jubilee seasonings outdoor kitchens, grills, cabinet components backyard gear bbq stations, grill stools Ron's favorite recipes appetizer recipes elegant salads & simple salads grilled meats grilled fish, seafood on the grill grilled fruits & vegetables desserts cold weather specialties drinks & beverages Gift ideas


Click here to return to the Main Recipes Page
Desserts!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
In over 25 years of marriage, I’ve NEVER had a store bought pie (well, maybe one of those little individual ones…), but I digress. My wife Barbara makes the absolute BEST homemade pumpkin pie (not to mention apple, peach & blueberry) from scratch. Fresh ingredients, real pumpkin or fruit, beautiful crust. It’s never a disappointment.

Crust Ingredients:
1 cup of Wondra brand flour
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening (room temperature)
2 – 3 tablespoons water

Mix all of the ingredients until a soft dough forms. If the shortening is cold, allow it to warm to room temperature or you will have problems with it.

Need 10 – 15 times.

Place a sheet of wax paper on your preparation board & dust with flour. On top of that sheet, place your dough then cover with another sheet of wax paper.

With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about ¼ inch thick. Remove top sheet of wax paper & place dough in 9 inch plate. Don’t forget to remove the other sheet of paper!

This Pie Crust recipe can be used with almost any kind of pie.

Pie Filling Ingredients:
1½ cups fresh pumpkin (see notes below for how to prepare)
1½ cups whole milk
¾ cup brown sugar
2 whole eggs, beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground mace
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Place in an unbaked pie shell.

Pre-heat oven 450° F.

Bake in middle of 450° F oven for 15 minutes. Turn down oven to 350° F and bake an additional 45 – 50 minutes or until a knife is inserted in center of pie, is removed clean.

Cool. Maybe be served warm or cold.

Don't want a crust? No problem! Bake filling in a lightly buttered dish for about 30 - 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

To prepare fresh pumpkin:
Cut a sugar pumpkin (dark orange with deep ridges, about the size of large cantaloupe) into 1½ inch squares. Seeds can be cleaned & baked for a great snack.

Place all of the pumpkin pieces into a large pot with about 1 inch of water. Bring water to boil & steam the pumpkin turning the pieces every couple of minutes to make sure all of the the pumpkin steams evenly. Steam until pumpkin meat is soft.

Remove from heat & allow pumpkin to cool. With a small knife, remove the pumpkin shell from the meat. Mash the pumpkin with a vegetable masher or puree in a food processor. Small chunks are okay (lets others know that this is not canned pumpkin!). Use within 3 days or freeze for future use.

One pumpkin will yield about 2 – 3 cups of pumpkin.

Go to Dessert Page
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

 

Visa Credit Cards accepted MasterCard Credit Cards accepted Discover Credit Cards accepted American Express Credit Cards accepted
Acceptance Mark
Google Check out ParPools.com is upfront

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE

Returns

Shipping Privacy & Policies Recycling Contact Us Site Map
[Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws?]

Copyright ©, Par Inc. of Conn., Par Pool & Spa, 2000 - 2011. All international rights reserved.