Friday, October 8, 2010

[ pumpkin pie and giving thanks ]

IT'S HARD TO believe it's already Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend! I wish I could be there to enjoy the changing leaves from our dock and feel them crunching under my feet while I walk down the driveway. It's such a pretty time of year at our place.

But I'm here in Ireland and I have managed to find a turkey breast to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner so it's not all bad! I'm still on the hunt for pumpkin with no luck so far so we may not be enjoying my pumpkin pie and pumpkin loaf this year!

But I'll share my pie recipe with you so at least someone will be enjoying it!

Lisa's no-fail pumpkin pie
This recipe is very easy and turns out every time. It has just the right amount of spice (not too much like some of the store-bought pies tend to have).

what you need:

pastry for single crust pie (make your own or buy a frozen deep-dish one to keep things simple)

2 eggs
14 oz can pure pumpkin (or 1/2 of a big 28 oz can)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 2/3 cup evaporated milk (12 oz can)

how to:

Preheat oven to 425F. Roll out pastry into pie plate.
Beat eggs until frothy with mixer, then beat in remaining ingredients on low (add milk slowly as last ingredient.)
Pour into pastry-lined pie plate. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350F. Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool.
Serve with dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Mmmm.... I can almost taste it! I'll be back on Monday with my Pumpkin Loaf recipe - great if you used 1/2 a big can of pumpkin for your pie and need to use up the rest (it will make 2 loaves).

Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! Don't forget to give thanks for all the good things in your life xo



christine, just bella said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lisa!!

Not Perfect But Nice said...

This looks very nice. I'm going to try it!! We don't get pumpkin in a can here so I'll try it with fresh.

Aly said...

Happy Thanksgiving! That pie looks great. It looks very light, which I love. I'll bookmark this, thanks!

sherry said...

I'm sure Ireland is beautiful too!
Happy Thanksgiving.


Diana said...

I love all things pumpkin. And pie.

I might bust out some pumpkin milkshakes this weekend. You know. To give thanks.

Have a lovely time in Ireland! Slainte!

Katy @ Pie Bird Blog said...

Happy Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing your recipe :) Even though I'm in the states this year, I might just have to whip up the pie anyway!

Anonymous said...

Our trees are getting there, not quite, but almost. I can't wait. It makes my commute a bit shorter. :) Lovely pie ~ xx Alexandra

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm happy to hear you found a turkey breast! Your pumpkin pie recipe sounds perfect and the picture is beautiful! I'm going to give this a whirl!
Have a lovely weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving from Vancouver!

Kellie Collis said...

That looks so delicious! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it's hard being some where traditions can't be found! I'm looking forward to pumpkin pie this year more than ever. If you ever need a care package of goods for USA your Canada neighbor I'm your girl!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am thankful for my awesome and talented blog friends like you! Happy Thanksgiving! XX!


Those photos are fantastic! So cozy :)
mmm I would love a bite of that pumpkin pie right now .

Have a fanatstic weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

You like your
pumpkin pies
spicy the way
I do!!! All of
the best ones!
I know you will
make a lovely
little Thanksgiving
in Ireland and
I hope it's a
very happy one!
xx Suzanne
PS: I can see
why you miss your
place ~ it's just

Leonado said...

First of all, happy thanksgiving girl (:
and you can soon return to his home, it really is too bad to stay away from our homes. .
And I really liked your recipe, rsrs.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Thanks for all of your Thanksgiving wishes!
I'm truly thankful for all of you lovely friends who take the time to stop by - your comments always make me smile.


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