Friday, November 1, 2013

Perfect Gourmet Pumpkin Pie: Easy Recipe

This is the ultimate Perfect Gourmet Pumpkin Pie. Easy to make and SO delicious with the addition of a secret, healthy ingredient.
You may have a few little sugar pumpkins left over from Halloween so now's the time to practice making that Perfect Gourmet Pumpkin Pie that's going to WOW everyone for Thanksgiving. In fact, I never grow or purchase ornamental pumpkins for decorating. I use decorations that I can EAT! Save time and money by getting a fat, squat sugar pumpkin or even a cheese pumpkin will do. Whatever you do, please don't use canned pumpkin!  Fresh pumpkin is superior in flavor and if you play your cards right, available in great supply around holiday time.

My little sugar pumpkin came right from this patch!

Perfect Gourmet Pumpkin Pie

2-3 cups of steamed fresh pumpkin meat
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3-4 whole cloves, crushed or 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Long Life Coconut Oil
2 eggs
1 14oz can of sweetened, condensed milk (I like Eagle Brand)
1 rolled pie shell

Steam 1 small sugar pumpkin and use an ice cream scoop to separate the meat from the outer shell when done. Next puree the pumpkin meat with the 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a power blender, (I use a VitaMix) or food processor until smooth. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Next pour your pumpkin puree, (2-3 cups for a 9" deep dish pie), into a mixing bowl with your salt, spices, eggs and sweetened condensed milk and mix. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and whip it up!
Pour into your pie crust and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then lower the oven temperature to 350 for 30-40 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

When done, the filling should set up like firm custard. Let cool before slicing. Add a dollop of whipped cream & enjoy.

The gourmet secret is out. Add some coconut oil to your pumpkin pie filling! PHOTO: Long Life Coconut Oil with added Beta Carotene from Nature's Approved.
1 gallon container of Nature's Approved Longlife Coconut Oil will keep for 2-3 years.

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