I admit that I have a rather plentiful pantry at all times. I often have to remind myself that we don’t need to be prepared for the next natural disaster. But when I decided it needed to be cleaned up and organized, I discovered that I had 12 cans of canned pumpkin! My husband loves pumpkin pie, and so I always like to be prepared to put a pie in the oven, but finding that I had an entire case of canned pumpkin on hand was a bit embarrassing.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day last week, I decided that I would make him his favorite pie. I know there are countless recipes for pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, etc., but my favorite recipe that I always come back to is the one on the Libby’s canned pumpkin label. I like to make the crust from that recipe too. My favorite way to prepare the pie dough is to use a food processor. It’s so easy!
I rolled out my dough using my new Casabella silicone mat. I love how the mat just clings to the counter and doesn’t move around while I am rolling out my dough. Voila!
While I was measuring out the ingredients I realized that I was out of powdered ginger, so I decided to add some crystallized ginger I found in the pantry instead.
The hardest part about baking this pie was trying to keep it a secret from my husband. The rich buttery aroma that wafted through the house while it was in the oven gave it away. So, this pie didn’t quite make it to Valentine’s Day after all!
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What special treats did you make for Valentine’s Day? Please share them with me.