I made this as my first ever pie. As far as the filling goes, I had to mix 50/50 fresh & canned b/c my pumpkin was small, and I think I would prefer this to fully fresh pumpkin. It's hard to get the real pumpkin smooth. It also seemed a little too mushy and creamy, so I think in the future I'd cut the evaporated milk a tad and replace with more pumpkin, maybe ~1/4 cup tradeoff.
In case anyone else has never made pie crust before:
Listen to directions here. Cut the shortening in by hand, add the water slowly, don't overwork. I made a rookie mistake of using my stand mixer and overworking the dough resulted in a dense rather than light and flaky piecrust. Oops.
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I made this as my first ever pie. As far as the filling goes, I had to mix 50/50 fresh &...