Oh, Hai Pumpkin Pie

Having run out of apples in my fridge, I've finally made the transition from apple pie to pumpkin pie. I will openly admit that I've never liked pumpkin-flavored things--I distinctly remember tasting pumpkin pie once when I was a kid and absolutely hating it. To this day there is something about the mushy texture that throws me off.

Nevertheless, none of this stops me from baking up a storm, and over the last year or so I've found and perfected a great pumpkin pie recipe. Every fall I will bake it two or three times just to give it away to friends and family. :) Now, the recipe I use takes a lot longer to make than any other one I've tried in the past, but my mom swears it's the best pumpkin pie she's ever had. I think the secret is pre-cooking the pumpkin filling until it's reduced and the flavor is ultra-concentrated. This isn't really something you can whip together in an hour, but judging from the compliments I get, it's totally worth the time it takes. If you want to go the extra mile, then this is a definite crowd pleaser!

So without further ado, here's my first--but not last--pumpkin pie of the season! This one is headed straight to my mom since she has been bugging me about making pumpkin pie since last fall!


One slice down, only seven more to go!

One slice down, only seven more to go!