• Tarah Cantrell

Molasses Pumpkin Pie is the Best Kind

Molasses Pumpkin Pie


Scroll down for the recipe!


Yield: one or two 8-9" pie tins


Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Ingredients:


1 cold, unbaked pie crust

1 15 ounce can pumpkin or 1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin

3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup molasses

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

a pinch or two of salt to taste

1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional - helps to stabilize the custard)


Tools:

large mixing bowl

lined pie tin

oven


Method:


Line your pie tin. I usually use vegetable oil for this, but feel free to line it however you like.


Roll the crust into the tin and press it, ensuring there are no holes.


Crimp the edges and place the tin on a baking tray. This makes it much easier to handle the pie tin and ensure a golden crust, but if you have a metal pie tin this step is unnecessary.


Put the baking tray with the pie tin on top in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake.


Prebake or blind bake your pastry in accordance with instructions.*


Preheat your oven to 350°F or 220°C.


Whisk the eggs until frothy.


Whisk in the rest of the ingredients until all are fully incorporated.


Remove the baking tray and pie tin from the refrigerator.


Pour the pie filling into the crust until it is about three quarters full.


Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes or until the top is slightly jiggly.


Remove the baking tray and pie tin to the stove top.


Allow the pie to cool and set for at least two hours.


Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon.


*If making homemade pie crust, I highly recommend blind-baking your crust--another post for another time, but just know that if you do not blind-bake your crust then you'll double your chances of a soggy bottom--and no one likes that, especially not Mary Berry!

This recipe is part of my first ever holiday meal planning series on Old Fashioned AF (visit my YouTube channel here) as part of a collaboration with Lost in the Pond. Looking for Green Bean Casserole? You can find that recipe right here. How about my Cloverleaf Rolls? The ever-popular Oyster Dressing?


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