Since the holidays will be here before we know it, I thought I would share one of my family's favorite recipes. Exchanging recipes with people is one of my favorite things, especially when they are family recipes. Most recipes have a story, and I enjoy hearing them all because the story is a way to bring us all together.
Growing up my grandmother made the best pie crust ever, seriously, EVER! I have tried over the years to recreate her pie crust, but no matter how much I try it just isn't right. My quest for the perfect flaky pie crust is not over so if you have any tips and tricks, I am are ALL ears.
My mom has taken a much easier approach during the holidays. Instead of messing with a pie crust, our family tradition for pumpkin pie is my mom's crustless pumpkin pie. I promise you, this is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. The best part, it is delicious. My mom makes enough for each of us to have our own pie. Don't you just get one piece out of a pie anyway?
The recipe started after mom was visiting her friend Judy, who was making a coconut cream pie. As Judy was mixing the ingredients my mom noticed that she mixed in Bisquick and then poured the mixture into an empty pie dish instead of into a pie crust. She thought, well that looked simple and she also wondered if that would work in other pies. Obviously, it worked and the story began.
The best part is the story's next chapter. Now, my mom has two little helpers, my niece, and nephew, who started a tradition a few years ago. Now, every year the kids help her make the pies the night before Thanksgiving. Last year I filmed them making them, I always wanted them to be able to remember that moment, to hear my mom's voice, and to also remember spilling stuff EVERYWHERE!! The laughter and the memories is what it is all about! Most of all, I also wanted them to remember the very important lesson as to why an immersion blender needs to stay immersed!! LOL
The ingredient list is very easy to find, you can find it on the label of a can of pumpkin pie. We prefer Libby's and it comes out perfect every time. The only other things you need are Eggs, Carnation Evaporated Milk, and Bisquick. See, easy to find no matter where you are shopping.
My video below shows just how easy it is to make this pie. Fair warning, I am a REALTOR, not a professional videographer, so it is a bit rough! LOL I do recommend that you record yourself making recipes either on your own or with family. Videos bring our memories to life and also allow them to be passed on in a way that nothing else can!
|Amount per serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 3.6g
|Saturated Fat 1.5g
|Total Carbohydrate 13.8g
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g
|Total Sugars 10.6g
|Vitamin D 4mcg
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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