vanderbilts' rich old fashioned pumpkin pie

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This is from the old Amy Vanderbilt cookbook. DO NOT USE PUMPKIN PIE MIX that comes in a can. You want only pumpkin not the mix which already has spices in it. This recipe uses a 9 inch unbaked pie shell.

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  • add   3 eggs
  • add   1 1/4 cups cream
  • add   1 cup sieved cooked pumpkin or canned pumpkin
  • add   1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • add   1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • add   2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • add   1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • add   1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • add   1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt
  • add   ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350?F.
  2. Combine eggs, cream, and pumpkin in a glass bowl.
  3. Blend at low speed until smooth and well mixed.
  4. Sift in the dry ingredients except the nutmeg with the egg/cream/pumpkin mix.
  5. The blend again at high speed this time until smooth.
  6. Pour into the unbaked pie shell that you prepared.
  7. Sprinkle with the nutmeg.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until crust is browned and filling set.

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