Monday, October 10, 2016

Prize Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving
to all my friends and family in Canada!

It just wouldn't be right if I didn't bake a pumpkin pie or two today.
This is our favourite recipe and a winner for sure!

Light (as in fluffy, not the other kind of lite) and delicious!
I know - I thought I would diet and fast this week - sigh.
There's always next week right?

Prize Pumpkin Pie

Makes two pies – one for you and one for sharing J
4 eggs - beaten
2 egg whites beaten till stiff and set aside
1 Cup brown sugar
1 1/2 - 2 Cups pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 Cups whole milk
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon

Beat the 4 eggs and then add in the rest of the ingredients (except the 2 egg whites).  Beat the egg whites till stiff and fold in last.  Pour into 2 unbaked pie shells.  Bake at 350F for 10 min.  Reduce to 275F and bake an additional 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Hint - if using a store bought pie crust (like I did this time) be sure to set the foil pastry lined pie into one of your own pie plates so it bakes better.

We enjoyed a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with most of our extended family
in the old stone house at Hidden Acres Camp.
Our church and family have a long history with this camp and it's been
too long a time since we've spent some quality time there.
A wonderful day indeed!

"Thankful Be"

Till next time - going for a long walk before digging into that pie ...


  1. Rosella, your pie looks so good! I will sure have to try adding beaten egg whites to the filling! I love the peek at your family gathered together! Your decorations are so fun! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Rosella! Looks like you had a fabulous time with family and I know the food was delicious! Love the whipped egg whites in your pumpkin pie---what a lovely change from the typical dense version :)

  3. Can't have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. I am always intrigued by the variety of pumpkin pies. Yours sounds delish. Looks as if a wonderful Thanksgiving was enjoyed by your family. Wonderful! And such a scenic setting, too.

  4. The pies look amazing. What a wonderful family group shot that is. It's so great to get together and celebrate a holiday all around being thankful. How nice to enjoy the celebration at a great space like this.

  5. The pie sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  6. Hope you had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving! I'm ready to try a new pumpkin pie recipe next time around. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mmmmm...that pie! Happy to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and celebrated with the ones you love! He has given so bountifully...

  8. We (meaning my sister and I) did not plan an extended family gathering this year, but it's happening for Christmas. Your pie looks deliecious!

  9. um... saw the typo just as I clicked .... I meant delicious!

  10. Oh, those pies...Pumpkin it must be...but I'm not a pumpkin fan, so it's my daughter's duty to create this Thanksgiving tradition of having a pumpkin pie. I like the chiffon effect.

  11. Thanksgiving is such a cozy holiday! Your pies look wonderful and the family photo sums looks like it was a great family time.

  12. What a lovely spot to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family! And thanks for the pie recipe - I'll definitely try it.

  13. The pie sounds wonderful, Rosella, and looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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