Hello ladies! I hope everyone reading this blog post is enjoying a beautiful fall. I know for my American friends it’s almost Thanksgiving Time. I hope the plans for your big holiday are coming together nicely.
One Thanksgiving staple is Pumpkin Pie. As I have tried to make more foods from scratch, pies are one thing I have not been very brave about trying. The crust intimidates me, and I tend not to try things that takes lots of time and energy in fear that i will have wasted my efforts.
But I decided this week I really wanted to try to learn to make pie, and I wanted to make the whole thing from scratch. I bought a few small pie pumpkin at the local farmers market, and read this great tutorial on how to roast pumpkins.
I used a great pie crust from this beautiful cook book Earth to Table that focuses on local, seasonal eating, and I used the pie recipe from the classic The Joy of Cooking.
The most satisfying part for me, for some reason, was rolling out and preparing the pie crust. I took the advice I read somewhere once and covered the edges of the pie with aluminum foil for the first 40 minutes of baking, which protected it from burning.
I was nervous about how it would turn out, but it turned out pretty great, especially for a first try! It needed a bit moe sugar (I always pull back the sugar in recipes but i think in this instance I needed to add the full amount) and a little more cinnamon, but other than that it was great.
Do you ever make pies from scratch? Do you have a favourite pie you make truly homemade?