Well, we’re getting down to crunch time here and one pie is done. My family is weird about the Pumpkin Pie. They basically want it Straight Up with No Chaser. In past years even though my crusts were not much better than a highway wreck, my fillings have always been good. It’s just that sometimes you needed a scoop of sorts to get it out of the pan. because the crust was so bad. This year though, a pie to be semi proud of. I had a little bit of leftover dough, used a small holly cookie cutter to cut out some leaves and scored them with a knife. If you need some laughs you can go to some of the early Pie posts here and have some good laughs.
Well back to my weird family. Back several years ago I made a pumpkin pie with a pecan topping. It was not well received. They said that “stuff” didn’t belong on top. One year I tried a pumpkin and cream cheese pie. They balked at that as well. So I’ve gone back to my grandmother’s old standard mix which is just milk, eggs, canned pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, and a smattering of ginger and nutmeg. They also like the pie on the drier side which means I use more pumpkin and less milk. And talk about weird family – they want the cracks. Go figure that one. While I do try some new things for the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to beat the stuff you grew up with even if it is plain fare.
I wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving Day. Stay safe, warm, and happy!