American Pie Council

Maple Leaf Pumpkin

12 peanuPie Crust
1 cup flour
1/4 TBS sugar
1 egg
1/4 TBS vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2TBS ice water
Mix flour, sugar, salt. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry cutter until mix is crumbly. Add egg, vinegar and water. Mix until it comes together. Maybe a little sticky. Scarp out of bowl onto a floured surface , roll into ball, plastic wrap it and refrigerate for 1 hr. Roll out on floured surface.
18 oz. fresh pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 smidgeon nutmeg
2 TBS real maple syrup
1 14 oz. an sweetened condensed milk
Cut a cooking pumpkin no more that 6-8 inches around in half and scrape out seeds and membranes of pumpkin. Quarter and steam in double steamer until pumpkin is soft and skin peels off by hand (45 min to 1 hour). Mash with potato masher then squeeze water out of pumpkin through cheese cloth.
Mix in salt, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, vanilla and syrup. Mix well, then add eggs and milk. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake 425 for 15 min, reduce temp to 350, cover edge for 40-50 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.