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Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Posted By Ben On November 1, 2010 @ 4:51 pm In Desserts and Pastries | 8 Comments
Here in Mexico people are not as crazy about pumpkin as in the U.S. They do produce a big amount of them and pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) can be bought almost anywhere. Around this time of the year there’s a very famous dessert made by boiling pumpkin with piloncillo, to which I was not a big fan when I was a kid. But for me that’s not enough pumpkin. If you have been following this blog for some time, you might know that I am a big pumpkin fan (just check all these recipes out).
Therefore, I’ve decided to introduce more people to this delicious ingredient, starting with my family. Ever since I came back from the U.S. my parents have been very supportive when it comes to this blog. They ask a lot of questions about how it works and what they can do to help. They are always giving me ideas for new recipes and suggesting new dishes and places I could visit to write about them. And the best part is that they are being very receptive to new foods and recipes.
When I told my dad I loved pumpkin he bought a big one at the market so I could use it for some recipes. My mom asked me how it was supposed to be prepared and she was in charge of baking it. When I arrived to their house last weekend they were excited about trying it in a new way. What can I make that they’ll like, I wondered.
That’s when I realized that as much as I like pumpkin I’d never made pumpkin pie before in my life. I’ve eaten a lot of it, most of it great, but since there was always somebody around to make it (friends, Jon’s mom, neighbors, Kroger’s, etc.) I never really got around to making it. But most people down here have never even heard of it, so it was my duty (at least to my family) to make one.
This was going to be a new experience for everybody, making it for me and eating something new for my family. I looked online for ideas and recipes and decided to make a spiced up pumpkin pie. My mom helped with the crust and I took care of the filling. It turned out to be an amazing dessert that we all loved (except my cousin. She’s one of those weird people who don’t like the texture of pumpkin pie).
¡Buen provecho and happy Day of the Dead!
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