Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

A must for me is to have Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.  Some of you dream of the turkey and all the fixings (or should I say “Fixins”), but me, it’s the Pumpkin Pie.  As a kid, I spent some time living in northern New England. Thanksgiving there is celebrated with pork pies (known as Toutiere for my French Canadian friends), sausage dressing bursting forth from golden turkeys, scalloped potatoes and many other tempting dishes.  But as I said, the main thing I looked forward to each year was the Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.


Pumpkin Pie
Best Ever Pie – Pumpkin

When I moved away from home I continued the tradition , my Mom’s Pumpkin Pie for  Thanksgiving.  Her recipe started from the label of “One-Pie Pumpkin.” Mom modified all her recipes. Here it is:

Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Recipe

  • 1 15 ounce can of  Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Butter just melted
  • 1-12 oz. can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Molasses plus 1 tbsp.
  • 2 beaten Eggs 

Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and spices together. Mix in the pumpkin. Add beaten eggs, butter, molasses, & milk.  Line a 9-inch pie plate, pour in contents. Make an aluminum foil collar around the crust edge. (to be remove the last 15 minutes of baking)Preheat oven & bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Then reduce temp. to 350 and bake another 50 minutes. Now enjoy the best pumpkin pie you have ever eaten!

Thanksgiving Wishes

All of us here at Alabama Metal Art / Tri-State Metals, would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. May you enjoy time with your friends and families. Be safe and eat lots of Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving!  And don’t forget us for those unique one of a kind holiday gifts.