Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pumpkin Pie

Alright, I know I'm a little behind on my holiday blogging.  BUT, I was so so soooo happy about pumpkin pie this year, that I felt it deserved its own post. :)  Even one holiday over, hehe.

Thanksgiving in Paris is... how shall I say it? non-existent.  And my very favorite part of Thanksgiving is pumpkin pieee!!  So, this year, I was determined to make one by myself.

I have never made any pie by myself in my whole life.

But this was the year!  So I googled two million pumpkin pie recipes and realized first of all that I had one big problem: they don't sell pumpkin puree here!  Which meant I would have to make it from scratch... out of REAL pumpkin!  Oh la la... :)  But luckily I had my brand new hand-held blender and was up to the task.  So I employed Bruno for a night of baking, pureeing, and pumpkin pie making. :)  Here's what it looked like:

Haha, just kidding.  Here's what it looked like after Bruno and the pumpkin worked out their issues:

Now, I should take a brief pause to say that Bruno and the pumpkin really did have issues.  When I first told him that Americans made pies out of pumpkin, he was like, "Whaaatttt?!?!  That's gross!!"  So I had to explain to him that it actually tasted delicious and that he had to try it to really understand how glorious it was.  Still, not so convinced.  But he agreed to make the pie with me just to humor me.  :)

We mixed the pumpkin, then a bunch of other ingredients and spices in!  The batter tasted amaaazing, but I didn't wanna get my hopes up too soon.  Next came the crust.  Luckily, I found a store-bought one all ready to roll out, so I was able to close about 20 google tabs on crust-making. :)

And then... filling time!!!

Drumroll pleaseeeee.....

It was soooooo good!!!!!!!  So good that I made another one that weekend.  So good that after I went to the kitchen to get myself a second slice, I heard a small voice call out: "Can I 'ave anozer piece too?"  Victoryyyyyy!!!!!!!!

And that, my friends, is how we make pumpkin pie. ;)

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