Annamae’s Flaky Pie Crust

Annamae's Flaky Pie Crust
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted enriched flour
  • 3/4 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and salt in bowl. Cut in shortening with fork, knife, or dough cutter. Add water as needed or until the dough forms into a ball. It then can be halved for rolling dough out for the top and bottom of pie.

 

Annamae’s Pumpkin Pie

Annamae's Pumpkin Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 (15-oz.) can Pumpkin Pie filling
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (6-oz.) can evaporated milk (2/3 of a cup)
  • 1 (9") unbaked pastry shell (see flaky pie crust recipe)
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly mix sugar, salt, and spices. Add pumpkin. Blend in eggs, milk, and evaporated milk. Pour into unbaked pastry shell. Crimp edges high, filling is generous. Bake in hot 400 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge of pie comes out clean. Cool before serving. (Note: If you wish to freeze this pie add ½ of a 3 ounce package of cream cheese softened to the pumpkin, egg, and milk mixture. Otherwise the pie will be runny after defrosting.)