Monday, November 26, 2012

We Did It--Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Happy Monday all!  Just like that, we're full on in the Christmas season, with Thanksgiving already behind us. I've got our fresh pumpkin pie report to share, but first, I want to let you know that I'm honored to be guest posting for Laura at Pruning Princesses today. Laura's lovely blog is one of my favorites; her writing is heartfelt and wise as she writes about raising her girls, so I hope you'll visit her.

Now, remember when I told you about our crazy garden this summer, and the good pumpkin crop?  My daughter asked me to bake a pie for Thanksgiving, using pumpkin from the garden. So I googled it, found a recipe, and with some modifications (well, a lot of modifications), I did it.  Here's the recipe I used (sort of used)-- Mrs. Sigg's Fresh Pumpkin Pie  (Normally, one would have found the recipe first and bought the ingredients to be sure everything was on hand, right? Let's just say I didn't do that!  I had to substitute for the evaporated milk, and I used cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, instead of the pumpkin pie spice. But, it turned out well.) I have only used canned pumpkin before, so I was pleasantly surprised at the result.

I realize it's not the most beautiful pie (see the knife marks in the middle, where I tested to see if it was done? Oh, and the imprint from the forgotten pumpkin seed?), but it was good!


We had plenty of pumpkin muffins too.

It was a relaxing weekend, full of much more than food. A weekend full of seeing the blessings in my life more clearly. It reminded me to focus more often on gratitude, even gratitude for the trials life brings. Because the trials grow us and grow our faith.

Enjoy your week!

Update--I just found this post with a more straightforward pumpkin pie recipe, so I thought I'd share it with you. I'm going to try this one.

Linking to:

Creative Me at The Southern Institute
Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy
I Gotta Try That
Gingersnap Crafts
Just Something I Whipped Up at Project Inspire
Wildly Original at I Gotta Create
Well Crafted Wednesdays
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner



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  1. I've made fresh pumpkin pies before. They taste so good! I went EASY this year and got them from the local bakery.

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  2. I have only made Pumpkin Pie from a can too. It sounds delicious!

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  3. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and I followed you back! I need this kind of inspiration in my life. I love to cook but suck at it. I love to craft, but suck at it... you get the picture... so I rely on other mom bloggers to show me how! Thanks!

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  4. This sounds delicious. There isn't any canned pumpkin here and I was too intimidated to try "from scratch"!

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  5. Oh wow! The REAL thing.... I'll bet it was out of this world :)
    I love pumpkin pie.

    Thanks so much for linking up! <3 Christina

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  6. I have yet to make a pumpkin pie from the pumpkin. It's probably about time. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

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  7. yum fresh is always best! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

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  8. Hi Pam - just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. I loved reading about you! I love the word incredible too. :) Thanks again and nice to meet you! P.s. this pumpkin pie looks sooo good!

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  9. Wow that looks too irresistible not to try. I was never a fan of anything pumpkin but you've just changed my mind. Thanks for the post.

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