We’re going to detour quickly to dessert with this guest test.

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Mystery Pecan Pie is a classic Thanksgiving recipe, and this week we’re going to see if Sarah’s Pumpkin Pie is a suitable accompaniment.

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Tested Recipe!

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 2 ½ cups cooked fresh pumpkin
 3 eggs
 1 cup sugar
 1 stick butter
 1 pinch salt
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp allspice
 Unbaked pie shell

1

Beat eggs well. Add ¾ cup sugar, salt and ½ stick melted butter.

2

Add spices and blend, then add mashed pumpkin and mix thoroughly.

3

Turn into pastry-lined 9-inch pie pan and pat mixture even with the edge of pastry.

4

Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup sugar over the top of pie and dribble remaining half stick butter over sugar.

5

Bake in 350 the oven for about 45 minutes.

Ingredients

 2 ½ cups cooked fresh pumpkin
 3 eggs
 1 cup sugar
 1 stick butter
 1 pinch salt
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp allspice
 Unbaked pie shell

Directions

1

Beat eggs well. Add ¾ cup sugar, salt and ½ stick melted butter.

2

Add spices and blend, then add mashed pumpkin and mix thoroughly.

3

Turn into pastry-lined 9-inch pie pan and pat mixture even with the edge of pastry.

4

Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup sugar over the top of pie and dribble remaining half stick butter over sugar.

5

Bake in 350 the oven for about 45 minutes.

Sarah’s Pumpkin Pie

Sarah has an unusual approach to pumpkin pie, that’s for sure.

pumpkin

There isn’t any evaporated milk, just straight butter.

mixing

The spices include a lot of nutmeg and allspice, but no ginger, cloves, or mace.

omgbutter

And then there’s the sugar-butter topping. I like butter, but half a stick is a lot of butter.

tasting-ready

The butter didn’t sink in or anything, it just sat on the top bubbling for 45 minutes. I skimmed at least a tablespoon off before just giving up and covering it with whipped cream.

The unsuspecting taster said, “Mmm, pie!”

“It definitely is in a pie crust, yes.”

Buzz looked at me.

“Sorry, whoops, mmm pie! Eat up!”

tasting-um

“Oooh, that’s not a good face. What’s wrong with it?”

“This just doesn’t taste like pie at all. It’s more like persimmon pudding.”

Verdict: Barely pie.

From the tasting notes:

Overly sweet and needs whipped cream to help tone down the sugar. The texture is a little grainy and very mushy, not solid enough. Taste isn’t bad (if you like sugar) but isn’t really pie-like.

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