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How to Make the Perfect Pumpkin Pie for Your Next Holiday Gathering

Making a classic pumpkin pie along with an approximate calorie count. Keep in mind that the calorie count may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.


Ingredients:


For the Pie Filling:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons ice water


Instructions:


For the Pie Crust:

  1. Prepare the Pie Crust:

  • In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  1. Add Water:

  • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together.

  1. Form a Disk:

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  1. Roll Out the Dough:

  • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface and transfer it to a pie dish. Trim and crimp the edges.

For the Pie Filling:

  1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

  1. Mix Pumpkin Filling:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

  1. Add Eggs:

  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  1. Incorporate Evaporated Milk:

  • Gradually add the evaporated milk and mix until smooth.

  1. Fill the Pie Crust:

  • Pour the pumpkin filling into the prepared pie crust.

  1. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

  1. Cool:

  • Allow the pie to cool completely on a wire rack.

  1. Caloric Information:

  • The calorie count for a slice of pumpkin pie (1/8th of a 9-inch pie) is approximately 250-300 calories, depending on specific ingredients.

  1. Serve:

  • Serve the pumpkin pie slices with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.


Adjustments can be made to the recipe based on your dietary preferences and needs. If you have specific concerns about calories or dietary restrictions, it's advisable to consult with a nutritionist or healthcare professional.



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