Friday, September 2, 2011

Mom's Pumpkin Custard Pie

It's perfect! and it's delicious!


Whenever I hear the words Pumpkin Pie I immediately think of my Mom's smooth, creamy, nearly impossible (for me) to resist pie she made from time to time as far back as I can remember. My husband and most of our chillens have come to think the same thing when they hear those words. I use cooked butternut squash to make this pie most of the time and I love how the pumpkin/squash and the custard seperate into layers. Our oldest son can almost not get enough of this whenever I make it and with Fall and pumpkin season coming up I think he's going to be getting his fair share. ☺ I usually eat my piece backwards because the tip of it is my favorite bite. YUM!!

Ingredients:
2 - 9 inch unbaked pie crusts*
1 heaping cup pumpkin, or butternut squash
1½ cups white sugar
1½ cups brown sugar
7 large eggs, seperated
4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1½ cups evaporated milk
4½ cups regular milk

Mix together pumpkin, sugars, flour, and spice.

Beat egg yolks; add milks and beat well.

Pour into pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; then add to the rest of the ingredients and fold with a wire whisk to mix.

* I use the fluted Pyrex deep dish pie plates.

Pour into pie plates and fill to the bottom of the fluted edge. I remember my Mom filling them, putting them into the oven and then filling them some more so they are nice and full but she wasn't likely to spill them in transport. I like to fill them more after they are in the oven to make sure they bake evenly to the top of the crust but that's just me. Most of the time I worry that they will over flow, so fill them till you're comfortable and go from there. ☺

Bake @ 425 for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 325 and bake until it is set. The center should jiggle a little if you were to give it a little shake. Approximately around 45 minutes depending on your oven. Allow to cool completely and refrigerate after it is cooled before cutting and serving it.


See what I mean by baking to the top of the crust? I like that! In my opinion if your gonna be eating pie anyway it should be full to the top!



Enjoy and Be Blessed!

Linked to: What I Made Wednesday, Sweets For Saturday, Friday Potluck, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Creative Blog Hop, Metamorphosis Monday
Recipe Sharing Monday, So Sweet Sunday, On The Menu Monday, Two Maids a Baking, Tuesday Talent Show, A Little Birdie Told Me, Wow Us Wednesday


35 comments:

  1. That looks so good!! This is the time of the year I get a craving for pumpkin pie.

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  2. That looks incredible! I've never tried pumpkin pie, but this recipe looks absolutely appetizing. Particularly that filling!!

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  3. bookmarking for this thanksgiving!

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  4. I've never had pumpkin pie (for whatever reason, I didn't like the idea), but yours looks absolutely scrumptious!

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  5. This looks amazing! I would have never thought of combining pumpkin and custard. Thanks for sharing the great recipe :)

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  6. this is beautiful - I'd just like a piece now!
    Mary

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  7. yummmm.... Looks dee-lish! I'd like a slice now too! Thanks for sharing over at Susan's!! :D

    xo Lynda

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  8. so saving this recipe 2 of my favorite pies in one
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. I love it, so yummy and perfect. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, FABBY

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  10. Beautiful! I love pies, and combining pumpkin and custard is such a great idea.

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  11. This looks good! Different than your usual pumpkin pie.
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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  12. Sounds absolutely wonderful!!! Perfect for fall! I can't wait to make it! I am your newest follower from the blog hop at Homemaker on a Dime. Would love for you to stop by and say hello sometime! Have a great week! :)_
    Crystal
    www.homemakerinheels.com

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  13. Looks like a delicious twist on a traditional favorite! Yummy...

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  14. I'm drooling -- butternut squash is my most favorite. I've got to load up on some so I can cook and preserve it. MMMM Thanks for bringing this to Friday Potluck!

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  15. Pumpkin custard <3333 Many, many hearts! Used to have this every week when I was little. Sadly, we don't make it as often as before. I still remember the taste, though :)

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    call Bangladesh

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  16. Sounds and looks so good, just might need to add this to my holiday list.

    Blessings,
    Tami

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  17. This could not have come at a better time. I have a bumper crop of butternut squash this year. Hubby will love that I now have a yummy dessert to add to the list of butternut squash recipes. ;)

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday each week with your delicious-looking, mouthwatering treats!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  18. Okay, this is no fair!~ To show this wonderful pumpkin custard pie and not offer me a piece right now! You are posting my love language... pumpkin and custard!
    This is a must try. Thanks for posting.
    I hope you will join ON THE MENU MONDAY at StoneGable with this sweet treat. Linky party goes up Sunday night around 8:00pm! Hope to see you then!
    Yvonne

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  19. I agree with Yvonne, this can't be fair! You show us such goodies but won't let us have a bite! Really, you are speaking my language. This looks so yummy!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation makes the party more successful. I appreciate you!

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  20. Okay, I've got to try this recipe; it just looks too good... but with pumpkins in still in field, I don't know if I can wait!

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  21. This recipe looks really delicious! It would be perfect to ring in the new season--or any time for that matter. :) I'm so glad you linking up @ Show & Share! I appreciate the support!

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  22. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will need to make this for my daughter who loves pumpkin pie.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  23. Oh my gosh- what a great combo!! It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  24. Oooh, I like how the top is a different color from the custard inside. Perfect for upcoming pumpkin season.

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  25. Mmmmmm.....I love anything pumpkin! Looks delicious!

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  26. Hey! I just wanted to let you know I featured this wonderful recipe at my blog this weekend! :) Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! Have a great weekend!
    Crystal
    www.HomemakerinHeels.com

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  27. Oh double yum!!! This looks amazing. I think I need to try it. My house of guys would love this!
    Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. Just mention pumpkin and custard in the same sentence and you'll get my attention. Pinned this one!

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  29. Your pie looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I'm always looking for a new twist on pumpkin pie this time of year and yours sounds like one to try for sure.

    Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". I'm featuring your post on my FB page.

    Jenn

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  30. Can't wait to make this!!! Can I use canned pumpkin?

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  31. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing this at Seasonal Inspiration Saturday! Stop by and join us again tomorrow.

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  32. Oh, I love that layer of custard. This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for fall desserts. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  33. How do you get the layers? I made this but it was all one even consistency.

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  34. How do you get the layers? I made this but it was all one even consistency.

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