Two pretty pies made by my daughters.
Today, my oldest daughter used this recipe for All Butter Pie Crust from the King Arthur Flour website, and she and her younger sister made two pretty pies without any trouble at all. Fluted crust and one with leaves even!
So, maybe it was the recipes I was using, or maybe their natural artistic flair makes handling pie crust easier for them. Whatever the reason, they are now the official pie bakers in this family!
The pumpkin pie is made using the recipe on the can of pumpkin. Simple to stir up and very tasty with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15 oz.) solid pack pumpkin
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 ground cloves
1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk
1 9 inch pie crust, unbaked
Prepare pie crust for a single crust pie.
Mix ingredients in order listed. Pour into crust.
Bake in preheated 425 oven for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350. Bake an additional 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. (If necessary, cover the edge of crust to prevent over browning after first 15 minutes).
Cool. Garnish with whipped cream.
The other pie is a Walnut Pie, adapted from a recipe for pecan pie. The slight bitterness of the walnuts offsets the sweetness of sugar and syrup, making for a perfect match.
It is also very easy to stir together (the pie crust truly is the most difficult part).
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 nine inch deep dish pie crust, unbaked
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix beaten eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and syrup together in a bowl.
Stir in melted butter, when combined add in the walnuts and stir. Pour into pie crust.
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees. Continue baking for 40-45 minutes or until mostly set and crust is nicely browned. Cool on wire rack.
Now that I've seen pie crust done simply, I may have to try it again ... or just let the girls continue to make pies and I'll do other things!
Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with the simple joys of friends and family (and good food, of course)!