Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Delicious homemade pumpkin pie made with mashed, cooked pumpkin. Skip the canned stuff and make this classic rustic Thanksgiving pumpkin pie from scratch.
Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).
Create the pie crust: Salt and flour should be combined in a bowl.
Using a pastry blender, blend in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3 tablespoons of water should be incorporated one at a time until the dough is sufficiently moist to hold together.
If more water is required, add up to 1 tablespoon.
Making a ball out of the dough requires lightly dusted hands.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch on a lightly dusted surface.
When cutting a circle of dough 1 1/2 inches larger than the pie pan, place an 8- or 9-inch pie pan on the dough.
Discard the leftover dough scraps and reserve the pie pan.