My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

Hey guys,

Hope you’re all having fun getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I wanted to share my all-time favorite recipe, my mom’s pumpkin pie. I usually make it every year! Below are recipes for the crust and the filling. Let me know if you make it!

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? 

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Crust (makes two 9″ crusts):

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 C plus 2 T shortening
  • 4-5 T ice cold water

Measure flour and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening until it is very crumbly. Sprinkle in water 1 T at a time until all is moistened and dough cleans the side of the bowl. Gather into two balls; flatten. Roll on flour-covered surface to fit pie pan.

Filling (makes one pie):

  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  •  1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 2 T mollasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can Libby’s pumpkin (100% pure pumpkin puree, NOT the can of pie filling!)
  • 1 can (12 oz.) Carnation evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed!)

Preheat oven to 425* F. Mix all ingredients with a whisk. Pour into shell and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350* and continue baking for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.