Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday's value meal...

Today I am focusing on Thanksgiving dinner, but I am not going to presume to tell you how to cook a turkey or make stuffing, but I DO know how to make a pumpkin pie from scratch.  We grew pumpkins in our garden both last year and this year and are looking forward to fresh pumpkin pie again this Thanksgiving, we usually get enough to share as well.  If you have fresh not canned pumpkin her is a great pie recipe for your last dinner course.


2 cups of pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin
1 1/2 cup heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 good crust (make your own or use a store bought)

To make pumpkin purée from a sugar pumpkin: start with a small-medium sugar pumpkin, cut out the stem and scrape out the insides, (you can always save the seeds to roast). Cut into sections bake halved or quartered in a 350°F oven until fork tender.  Puree in a food processor or with a hand blender.

1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 Mix sugars, salt, and spices, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well incorporated.

3 Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

Serve with whipped cream. Serves 8

---Main course---
Butterball has both a $1.00 off coupon for a turkey as well as a $5.00 rebate
$1.00 of a Honeysuckle Turkey
$2.00 off 2 Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice
$1.00 off a 12 oz bag of whole bean or ground Caribou Coffee
$1.00 off any Reeser's Deli salad (I found the coupon on page 10)
$0.60 off three Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables (I found the coupon on page 2)
$0.40 off one bagged Green Giant Frozen Vegetable (This was also on page 2)
$0.40 on any one Idahoan Potato product 4 oz or larger
$0.50 off two Land-O-Lakes butter
$0.50 off two Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
$0.50 off two 12 oz cans Carnation Evaporated Milk
$0.50 off two Pillsbury Pie Crust
$0.50 off any variety Reddi-Wip
Bernie is back with her weekly blog tomorrow, she will be filling in for me on Tuesdays so be sure to watch for her wit and wisdom!
Have a great week all!

1 comment:

  1. You are a regular pioneer woman. Roy wants to do something with our pumpkins every year but I'm too lazy.


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