red seedling

and some pie. today was pumpkin pie making day. home made. fresh yet frozen pumpkin. the part where mr pumpkin gets a case of multiple personality is a separate story. lets just say he gets smaller and gets baked in the oven. scraped off the pumpkin skin measured out and put in the freezer. this is the rest of the story. the pumpkin is put in the blender with some eggs. and yes ignore that ‘canned’ on the recipe. fresh frozen pumpkin. it is then put in a mixing bowl with the rest of ingredients. at that point it is more like pumpkin soup. they are ladled into the pie crusts except for the last ladle. carefully placed on the oven racks and the last ladle added. then the rack is gently slid into the oven. the secret ingredient was added to simplify baking time. the recipe is doubled and we make three batches to get 10 pies. the original recipe makes about 2 pies. i will never go back to other pumpkin pies. even if i don’t have to help prepare them. now about that red seedling…

22 thoughts on “red seedling

  1. Dan Antion

    This might be the first time the daylily comes in second place, John. Excellent job on those pies. I like the trick of pouring the last ladle once the pie is on the rack. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

  2. Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Gorgeous seedling, but the pies take center stage in this post. I baked a pumpkin for the absolute first time last week and made one pumpkin pie. It was delicious. My husband doesn’t like pumpkin, and he thoroughly enjoyed the fresh version. Now, please tell, who are the lucky recipients of those beautiful pies. 🙂

    1. John Hric Post author

      Several are going to the family gathering. One to Susan’s mother and sister. And a couple are going to stay here for She Who Does Bake and her assistant. Thanks Judy.

  3. TamrahJo

    Beautiful! No matter all the years I’ve tried – with canned, with fresh, with fresh that was harvested, then frozen, I’ve NEVER matched my mom’s pumpkin pie, even with her recipes and grandma’s crust recipe – – Alas, I’m in charge of deep dish apple pie – thus, I can only conclude the World of Apples took pity on me after the world of Pumpkins gave up on me! LOL


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