Sunday, November 7, 2010

SMS- Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Melissa Sunday! I just had to bake along with Debbie of Every Day Blessings! Debbie hosted this week and what a great choice - a Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie.

I am late posting today but in my defense, I had to work this weekend and also baked my baby sugar pumpkins last night to make my own pumpkin puree. The pie just finished baking and I had a warm sliver so I knew what I was typing about =). YUM!



Isn't the pumpkin puree pretty with little brown flecks from being baked?


I used a pie crust recipe from the Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Beranbaum for the crust. I LOVE her cookbooks too. Butter ready to go into the food processor with the pastry flour.


While my crust was chilling, we simmered the crushed cinnamon sticks and chopped, fresh ginger.


Okay, maybe I can share a boo-boo. Everyone needs a laugh once in a while. I was buzzing along, straining my ginger and cinnamon pieces out of the cream BEFORE adding to the whipped eggs and egg yolks, Melissa says to do the straining after but I just couldn't, THEN Guess WHAT?
I poured the custard into the pie shell and put the pie into the oven. No pumpkin puree. Panic sets in the minute I leave the kitchen. I run back, grab the pie out of the oven, pour the custard out and my pie shell starts to slide and cave. I whip the pumpkin puree into the custard sauce, re-direct the shell as best I can and put back into the oven, hoping for the best. So here we are, looking pretty good for what COULD have happened. =)
Thank you Debbie for hosting this week. Go see Debbie's site here for the recipe and to check out her delicious pie. Also check out the other SMS baker's pies if you really want to get hungry enough to bake one of your own!

13 comments:

Eliana said...

You could never tell you had a mishap from this pic. Your pie looks super super delish.

Vicki said...

Good save! The picture doesn't give anything away. It sounds so delicious.

Julie said...

Oh Shandy, I can't tell you how many times I have done a similar thing. So nice to know I am not the only one!! Great save, your pie looks delicious.

thedaintyapron said...

I'm sorry for that moment of drama...luckily your pie turned out great. Major props to you for making your own pumpkin puree!

Gloria said...

LOL! As I was reading about your boo boo and was picturing that happening to myself and running back into the kitchen! Glad to hear everything turned out. Your pie looks yummy.

Jeannette said...

Kitchen mishaps are the best! I leave important things out of my baked goods ALL THE TIME! Flour, eggs, butter! It happens :)

Your pie looks delish and mistake free ;)

Tracey said...

Oh things like that happen ALL the time at my house :) I never would have known had you not shared. Your pie looks fantastic!

Hanaâ said...

Great job fixing the boo-boo, Shandy. Your pie looks great. I had to giggle because it reminds me of when I made tuna casserole one night... and forgot the tuna :o)

Candy Girl said...

Looks great! Glad you averted disaster!

Beth said...

Glad to hear your mishap ended up okay. I do that kind of thing all the time!

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♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh d picture sure says its a delicious pie and a wonderful bake!
Ha ha, can imagine the scene, and i make my own pumpkin puree too , coz we dont find it off the shelves here:-(

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