Pumpkin Pie

Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg make this easy pumpkin pie a perennial favorite.

Pumpkin Pie
SERVINGS
8
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1   recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
  • 1  15  ounce can pumpkin
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1   teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2   eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4  cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
  • 1 1/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/3  cup shortening
  •  Water

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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie.
2. 
For filling, in a medium bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add eggs. Beat lightly with a fork just until combined. Gradually add half-and-half; stir until combined.
3. 
Place the pastry-lined pie plate on the oven rack. Carefully pour filling into pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 25 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
1. 
In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time (using a total of 4 to 5 tablespoons water), until all flour mixture is moistened. Form dough in ball. On lightly floured surface use hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp and form a high edge to keep filling from bubbling over. Do not prick pastry.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 255, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 61, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 31, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 14, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 11564, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 94, Potassium (mg) 176, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 2, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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