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Fresh Pumpkin Pie

 Fresh Pumpkin Pie
In my opinion, there‚Äôs no contest as to which pie is best. No matter how good your canned pumpkin is, it will never match fresh pie filling made with traditional spices.—Christy Harp, Massillon, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pie pumpkin
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • Cut pumpkin in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place cut side down in
  • a microwave-safe dish; add 1 in. of water. Cover and microwave on
  • high for 15-18 minutes or until very tender.
  • Meanwhile, roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry
  • to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute
  • edges. Set aside.
  • Drain pumpkin. When cool enough to handle, scoop out pulp and mash.
  • Set aside 1-3/4 cups (save remaining pumpkin for another use).
  • In large bowl, combine the mashed pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar,
  • cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves; beat until smooth. Gradually beat
  • in milk. Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 40-45

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent
  • overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate
  • leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.