Best Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients: For the Pie Crust: – 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 2-3 tablespoons ice water

For the Pumpkin Filling: – 2 cups canned pumpkin puree – 3/4 cup granulated sugar – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

– 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 3 large eggs – 1 and 1/4 cups evaporated milk – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions: 1. Prepare the Pie Crust:In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and chilled butter. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

– Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough just comes together. – Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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Roll Out the Pie Crust: – Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). – On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish, pressing it into the bottom and up the sides. Trim any excess dough.

Prepare the Pumpkin Filling: – In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. – Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Assemble and Bake: – Pour the pumpkin filling into the prepared pie crust. – Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until the center is set. You can check by inserting a knife into the center; it should come out clean.

1. Serve and Enjoy:Once cooled, slice the pie and serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired. This recipe should yield a delicious and classic pumpkin pie that's perfect for any occasion!

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