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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

A long suffering lady asked for this recipe MONTHS ago and I am finally posting it. This is my ultimate favorite pumpkin pie recipe.

3/4 c butter
2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts
5-6 Tbsp cold water
15 oz can pumpkin
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs beaten
1/4 c sour cream
1 c half and half
1 tsp vanilla

For crust melt butter in pan just till it turns golden brown and cool.
In bowl stir together flour and the first 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in butter till coarse crumbs.
For streusel topping remove 3/4 c of flour mix set aside. In a small bowl stir together the 3/4 c flour mixture, 1/3 c brown sugar and nuts. Set aside.
Sprinkle 1 Tbsp at a time of water over flour and toss till moist and form into a ball. Roll into a 12 inch circle and put into a 9 inch pie plate. Trim and flute edges high.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine pumpkin, sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 tsp salt. Add eggs and sour cream. Beat lightly. Stir in half and half and vanilla.
Fill shell. Cover edges with foil and bake 35 minutes.
Remove foil. Sprinkle with streusel. Bake 20 minutes.

To make your own pumpkin pie spice mix 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/8 tsp allspice.