First you need to make the yummy, buttery crust. This sounds like a hard task, but it really isn't too difficult! Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp of salt
8 tbs of cold butter cut up into small pieces
4 tbs of ice water
First, in a bowl mix together the flour salt and the sugar.
Cut the butter up into small pieces,
Using your fingers (or a pastry blender), mix the butter into the flour mixture, until the pieces are pea sized and yellowish in color. This should take about 4 minutes.
Next, add the ice water and mix until it just comes together. Do not over mix!
Shape the dough into a flat, disk shape.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, take the dough out and shape it to your pie pan. Do not bake the dough before you bake the pie! They bake together.
Next, we make the pie filling: the best part. This part is also pretty simple and it makes a yummy pie. Here is the recipe:
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
3/4 cup of sugar
1 can (15 oz) of pure pumpkin ( I use Libby's because I think it is yummy)
1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp of salt
2 large eggs
1 can (12 oz) of evaporated milk
First, milk the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a bowl.
Next, beat the eggs.
Then add the eggs into the sugar mixture and mix them until combined.
Then, add the can of pumpkin to the mixture and beat until well combined.
Then, slowly add the evaporated milk and mix until it is well combined.
Then, pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie crust.
Then, bake the pie in the oven for 15 minutes at 425. Then, after the fifteen minutes, bake it at 350 for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the pie cool for 2 hours and then refrigerate it.
Then, enjoy this beautiful pie!