Sep 21, 2013

My Favorite Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe!

Sep
21
2013
Saturday

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

One of my favorite things to make in the fall is pumpkin pie. I’ve tried the store-bought versions and they really just don’t hold a candle to homemade. AT ALL.

When I was newly married and wanted to make it myself, I asked my mom for the secret recipe, assuming that anything that tasted that amazing had to be a family secret. And can you guess what she told me? (Probably the same thing that many of our mothers said). “The recipe is on the back of the Libby’s canned pumpkin can.”

Really? THE best pumpkin pie that I have ever tasted comes from a recipe on the back of a can?!

I have modified it a tad (added extra spice) and added in how to make this recipe by using fresh pumpkin instead of canned (it’s still easy and just takes a few extra steps)!

My youngest has a milk allergy, so I use coconut milk instead of the evaporated milk that the recipe calls for. And even Ryan, who swears that he HATES coconut, loved it with the coconut milk! I’ve put both options in the recipe below, so just use whatever works for your family.

Now that we are grain-free we have our pumpkin pie without a crust, but it still tastes just as great!

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The BEST Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe!
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Ingredients
  • 1 can Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin OR 2 cups of cooked pureed fresh pumpkin
  • ⅔ - ¾ cup sugar or Succanat® (I like it a little less sweet with the ⅔ cup, but the official Libby's recipe calls for ¾ cup)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I add about another ½ tsp. to it)
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2-3 eggs (the official recipe calls for 2 eggs, but I like the extra protein of adding more)
  • 1 can (12 fl oz) Evaporated Milk OR 1½ cups of whole coconut (or other nut) milk
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell (although I love it without a crust too)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the over to 425ºF.
  2. Mix the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, salt, and spices in a large bowl or mixer until well-blended.
  3. Slowly stir in the evaporated milk or milk substitute.
  4. Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Without opening the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake another 40-50. If you think it's done, insert a knife into the center and if it comes out clean then it's done!
  7. Cool on a rack for a couple of hours and serve or cover and refrigerate. Be sure the pie plate has completely cooled before putting it into the refrigerator!

Other recipes you might like:

Homemade Cornbread Stuffing/Dressing

Homemade & Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Crumb Topping

How To Cook A Whole Pumpkin In The Oven


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Nov 20, 2012

LOTS of Healthy Holiday Recipes!

Nov
20
2012
Tuesday

Thanksgiving Dinner


Homemade Cornbread Stuffing/Dressing

Make Ahead Turkey

Apple Raisin Stuffing Cups


Green Bean Casserole

Honey Whole Grain Dinner Rolls

Apple-Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash


Sweet Potato Casserole with Crumb Topping

Cranberry Apple Compote

Homemade Gravy

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

How To Cook A Whole Pumpkin In The Oven

Mashed Cauliflower


Turkey & Sausage Gumbo

Breakfast & Brunch

Turkey-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Beverages

Organic Hot Chocolate

Cranberry Apple Cider

Appetizers

Healthier Spinach Dip

Easy Homemade Guacamole

Cactus Salsa


Easy Homemade Hummus

Dessert

Homemade Cool Whip

Healthy Whole Grain Pumpkin Pie


Homemade Crustless Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
(as well as the regular version too!)

Pumpkin Bars

Spiced Buttermilk Pie

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies (not quite as healthy, but healthier than the ones bought from the store!)

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Oct 1, 2012

Cooking A Whole Pumpkin In The Oven!

Oct
1
2012
Monday

How To Cook A Whole Pumpkin In The Oven


Who knew that cooking a whole pumpkin was SO easy?!  I tried this for the first time last year and it really is the easiest side dish you will ever make.  You can also use this same method with other thick fall veggies like butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, etc.

You have got to try this if you haven’t already!

You just buy a smaller pumpkin (the big ones ARE edible, but don’t taste very good), rub it with some olive oil (or coconut oil!) and put it in the oven at 400 degrees for around an hour to an hour and a half.  (I put mine on a cookie sheet that was covered in aluminum foil to cook.)

Yep, that’s it!  Then just cut the pumpkin in half, take the seeds out, and scoop out the pulp from the inside!

Then, either use it right away, or let it cool and put it in a freezer bag to save for another time.  OR, if you have a little one in the house, then you can freeze it in ice cube trays to have individual baby food servings!

Click here for more healthy holiday recipes!

If you’re looking for deals on canned pumpkin there are two Libby’s printable coupons available to print for great deals at Target and CVS!

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Nov 8, 2011

Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook – 75% Off (Only 99¢!)

Nov
8
2011
Tuesday

Get YOUR Copy of Erin's Holiday Entertaining Guide

TODAY only (11/8) you can get the Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook for only 99¢ (reg. $3.99) when you enter the coupon code “GRATITUDE” during checkout!

There are a TON of great resources in this eBook like how to entertain well on a BUDGET, DIY Centerpieces that look great and don’t cost a fortune, lots of fabulous & inexpensive holiday meal recipes, PLUS a bonus section with recipes for all of your leftovers so that nothing goes to waste!

It written by Erin over at $5 Dinners, which means that it is QUALITY stuff! Erin is the author of the $5 Dinner Mom cookbook, and well as the new $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook. If you’re looking for a Christmas present for someone on your holiday list, either of these cookbooks would be a GREAT gift!

You can grab the Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook for only 99¢ TODAY here: Holiday Entertainment Guide by the $5 Dinner Mom!

This post is part of the Surviving The Holidays: Gift Ideas For Less series!

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Oct 31, 2011

Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook – 50% Off (Only $1.99!)

Oct
31
2011
Monday

Get YOUR Copy of Erin's Holiday Entertaining Guide

Right now through Thanksgiving you can get the Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook for only $1.99 (reg. $3.99) with the coupon code “THANKS” during checkout!
There are a TON of great resources in this eBook like how to entertain well on a BUDGET, DIY Centerpieces that look great and don’t cost a fortune, lots of fabulous & inexpensive holiday meal recipes, PLUS a bonus section with recipes for all of your leftovers so that nothing goes to waste!

It written by Erin over at $5 Dinners, which means that it is QUALITY stuff! Erin is the author of the $5 Dinner Mom cookbook, and well as the new $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook. If you’re looking for a Christmas present for someone on your holiday list, either of these cookbooks would be a GREAT gift!

You can grab the Holiday Entertainment Guide eBook for only $1.99 here: Holiday Entertainment Guide by the $5 Dinner Mom!

This post is part of the Surviving The Holidays: Gift Ideas For Less series!

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Oct 25, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Extract Results + Several Gift Ideas!

Oct
25
2011
Tuesday

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

I am LOVING my homemade vanilla extract!!  I made it a few months back and I will never be going back to store-bought vanilla.  Never.

Making it homemade was by far cheaper AND better tasting.  Plus, I love having A TON of it!  :)

So are you curious which was the best?  I tried both Vanilla Extract made with Brandy and Vanilla Extract made with Vodka.

I figured the best way to test it out would be on my favorite brand of ice cream… BLUE BELL!

Personally, I liked the vanilla extract from the Vodka better.  The one from Brandy was VERY strong.  The stronger flavor might be better in things like cookies and cakes, but I’ve been using the Vodka vanilla in cookies & baking recipes and it’s great, so I’m going to stick with the Vodka recipe in the future.

This is such an inexpensive way to get several homemade gifts out of the way for friends and family!

And don’t forget to bookmark the Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe!

It’s super easy to package the vanilla. Just find a glass bottle at a craft store (don’t forget to search for craft store coupons) and tie some ribbon around it. You can even print out custom labels to stick to the outside of the bottle.

This post is part of the Surviving The Holidays: Gift Ideas For Less series!

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