quick & easy burbon pumpkin pie

6:55 AM

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It was Thanksgiving Day and all of my homemade pumpkin soup and pumpkin puree I had so tirelessly prepped during the week and froze cracked, broke, and poured into my tiny freezer. I was preparing dinner entirely by myself for the first time since Terry was volunteering at the homeless shelter, so fter a few choice words on my list of horrible experiences involving pretty much all of my recent experiences with Ball quart jars, I was forced to resort to the quick and easy "ingredients on hand" version of a pumpkin pie (or pies actually) that I could accomplish along with all of the other holiday tasks in time for our company. So...I took to the internet to find a version that was lower in sugar than the one printed on the can and, as usual, I ended up combining bits and pieces of recipes from all over to get the perfect pie I needed.

    Ingredients:
      1 (15 ounce) can pureed pumpkin
      1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
      2 large eggs, slightly whisked
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (rounded)
      ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
      ½ teaspoon ground ginger
      ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
      ½ teaspoon salt
      1 (9 inch) pie crust
      1 jigger of your favorite bourbon or whiskey
    Directions:
      Preheat oven to 425°
      In a small saucepan, heat pumpkin, spices and salt over low heat. The pour into another bowl to cool to room temperature.
      Whisk all ingredients except pie crust together in a medium bowl until combined.
      Pour into crust and bake at 425° for 15 minutes.
      Reduce heat to 350° and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes.
      Place pie on wire rack to cool and enjoy!
The guest and neighbors (whom I shared the pies with) loved them, especially with homemade vanilla whipped cream! And although I am not the biggest fan of baked goods not from scratch, after the debacle with my jars (which had all of my puree as well as my pumpkin soup - which I needed to make AGAIN from scratch) I was not feeling shy about cracking open those cans.

And if you are interested in why I was so upset...check below:



Yup, there are just two of the...oh, six or so quart jars that snapped in my freezer. All that prep work! *Sigh* But, at least we had a great Thanksgiving. I have tons of new recipes to carry over throughout the holidays and the carb rush gave me enough energy to get those decorations out the next few days!

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2 comments

  1. Oooo! I love pumpkin pie!! And this looks delish!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Yes, I definitely was. The bourbon adds just the right kick to the taste.

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