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Pumpkin Pie Recipe
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ nutmeg nutmeg
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 ½ Tablespoon melted butter
1 ½ cups whole milk (I use raw milk)
1 cup sugar (I use sugar in the raw)
1/8 cup molasses
Stir ingredients together.
Ingredients for Crust (which is the same as in the peach pie recipe)
This is an incredibly simple and reliable crust.
1 cup white flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour (If whole wheat flour is anathema, use all white instead. Whole wheat gives it better flavor.)
1 teaspoon salt (don't leave out)
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup whole milk
Mix together, divide in half.
Roll each half flat between two pieces of waxed paper.
Back to Pumpkin Pie
Put in 9 inch pie pan (with crust).
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 (I turn down to 365).
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes more.
Apple Pie Recipe
I like to use tender, somewhat tart local apples like Cortlands.
8 cups of peeled and cut up apples
1 tsp nutmeg
¾ to 1 cup sugar
1 ½ Tablespoon butter
Mix together the apples, nutmeg and sugar.
Put into 9 in pie pan (with crust).
Cut up butter into small chunks and distribute evenly on top of apple mixture.
Place top crust over apples and make 6 or so slits in crust.
I usually bake for about 1 hour, or until crust is golden.