Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving. My favorite part of Thanksgiving? Pumpkin Pie! Yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum! I look forward to this holiday all year just to eat this pie.
I was really excited when Mr. H’s mother asked us to bring dessert. Of course pumpkin pie went right on my list. I had a great recipe stored from my first experiences making a full Thanksgiving dinner.
Then I started to doubt myself and question the crust on the pie. The normal recipe I used for the pie calls for premade crusts. I was not ok with this. I wanted to finally make my own pie crust. And the search was on for the right pie crust recipe that I could handle and that tasted great.
I had a lot of fun with this. In the end, I only had to try out two recipes before I found the one that worked for me. The first recipe I tried did not work. AT ALL. I couldn’t find any way to fix the recipe. No matter what I did, the dough would not hold together. Nope, nothing. It did not like me.
The second recipe, after a little work from my gut, came out perfectly. I started out following the recipe perfectly until it got to the addition of the water. It was much too little to make the dough come together. I just kept adding little bits at a time while mixing the dough until it held together. The other reason I liked this recipe is because it didn’t need time to rest. It went straight from mixing to rolling out to being in my pie tin.
This was my first from scratch crust and it was a great experience. I now want to make more pies! Only my waist line is crying out for me to stop! (My sweet tooth gets the veto power every time!)
This pie crust recipe brought to you by: The Creative Bite. This pie filling brought to you by: My Recipes.