Thankgiving weekend is a day away, I cant believe it is already time to kick off the holiday season again. These days sometimes families are spread across the country and sometimes gathering together is just not geographically possible even though I wish it always was. So you have the invite to friends giving or your friends families house and you can not show up empty handed. Just a bottle of wine does not feel like you are contributing to the festivities enough and you are just not that crafty in the kitchen. Well I feel the same, so this year I have you covered, myself and my friend Ryan of About a Boy pretested a simple 5 step recipe to the most tasty pumkin pie ever!
1. Go grocery shopping
2. Bake your pie crust which you can buy pre-made and they taste amazing
3. Make your pie filling
4. Bake it while listening to some good tunes
5. Try not to eat it immediately
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk (yes they are different)
4 large eggs
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Follow instructions on the packaging... so easy right! Set aside and make the filling.
In a large bowl, whist together eggs.
Add pure pumpkin
Add condensed milk
Add 3/4 can of the evaporated milk
Stir well to combine
Add pumkpin pie spice
Add Vanilla and Salt
Carefully pour mixture into the pie shells. Place pies in your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 hours, (Which we did not do and it still tasted amazing) Recipe via pinterest with some of my own adjustments.
No empty hands and just impressed happy and full bellys this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!