Binky’s Perfect Pumpkin PieCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
My grandmother’s nickname was Binky. She was the queen of entertaining and always having the best parties. I always treasured my time with her as she always had an arsenal of recipes that were my favorite. Her pumpkin pie is by far the best and when I share it with people they agree. The pumpkin pies you buy at the store or even the best bakeries are bland. My grandmother would always add Meyer’s Dark Rum, plenty of heaping Tablespoons of ground Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a full teaspoon of ground cloves. She would constantly taste to make sure it was so spicy because as she always said, baking takes away some of the spice. Sometimes she would even add 2-4 Tablespoons of dark molasses. Her pies always were the most beautiful color and the flavor with fresh whipped cream or even homemade vanilla or ginger ice cream, sublime. I make this recipe many times between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I tend to make smaller pies as tokens of my gratitude for friends and family. This is now my children’s favorite pie. We love it. So much love goes into making it to honor her and so much love goes into devouring it!
1 can (15oz) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12oz) Evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons ginger
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 heaping teaspoon cloves
2 lg eggs
3 Tablespoons dark rum
2-4 Tablespoons dark molasses, optional
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shell
- Pre heat oven to 425 and place uncooked pie shell on a baking sheet.
- In the bowl of a food processor, beat the eggs. Add all the other ingredients and allow to run so that everything combines and is smooth. Taste and keep pulsing when adding more spices and rum. Once quite intense stop seasoning and pour into prepared pie shell.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 then reduce temperature to 350 and cook another 3-40 minutes until a tester stuck in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool for 2 hours before serving or make a day ahead and store in the refrigerator.