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Picture-Perfect Pumpkin Pie

  • Written by Jenny Harper (Family Features)
Thanksgiving is just not complete without a pumpkin pie—it’s the most treasured tradition on my holiday table. Amidst the flurry of activity on Thanksgiving morning, It’s hard to top the traditional Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe, which has been on the label since 1950. This pumpkin custard has the perfect creamy taste created by the blend of pumpkin and evaporated milk and allows the time-honored spice blend to come through. For a cool twist on tradition, Easy Pumpkin Cream Pie is an easy, luscious pie with the flavors of the season in a cool, creamy dessert.

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Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

Makes 8 servings

3/4 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

2 large eggs

1 can (15 ounces) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin

1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-c. volume) deep-dish pie shell

Whipped cream (optional)

MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

POUR into pie shell.

BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

TIP: 1 3/4 tsp. pumpkin spice may be substituted for the cinnamon, ginger and cloves; however, the taste will be slightly different. Do not freeze, as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 280 calories; 100 calories from fat; 11g total fat;5g saturated fat; 70mg cholesterol; 350mg sodium; 40g carbohydrate, 2g fiber; 25g sugars; 6g protein; 130% DV vitamin A; 0% DV vitamin C; 15% DV calcium; 4% DV iron

Photo courtesy of Nestlé

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