So, the local farm market has so many pumpkins they are basically giving them away. I purchased 10 sugar pie pumpkins, locally grown for $4! Yep, you read that right, $4. They are 2 for $4 at the big chain grocery store. And, these are organic and grown locally. It really doesn’t get any better.
I have been wanting to make a clean pumpkin pie for a while and decided to do my homework first. I researched and tested dozens of crust recipes. In the end, I went with the most simple. Its a whole wheat pie crust recipe that I got from The Gracious Pantry. Click here to find the recipe. Its a great simple crust recipe that can be used for so many different things. Kudos to her for the perfect pie crust. I have only made pie crust a few times from scratch, and this recipe is probably the simplest I’d done.
I started yesterday by making my pumpkin puree. I roasted the pumpkins, 3 of them, and made the puree using our recipe. I added the pumpkin pie spices to it and blended it well. I also used our pumpkin pie spice recipe, which you can find here. Then I put it all in the refrigerator in an air tight container. I did this simply to save time, but I think it also helped the spice flavors meld into the pumpkin because this pie was so tasty.
Local Ingredients: Local honey from the farm market. Pumpkins from the farm market. Milk from the local dairy farm.
Kitchen Gadget: I use the hand mixer a lot during the holiday season. No kitchen should be without one. Here is one we like.Proctor Silex 62509R 5-Speed Hand Mixer, White