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Cindy's Pumpkin Pie
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November 28, 2003

FABULOUS!!! Made this for Thanksgiving yesterday, specifically for my mother-in-law, who claims to be pumpkin pie connoisseur. She said it was EXCELLENT, and that it looked like a professional bakery pie! GOOD INFO TO KNOW: Most important - MELT THE ICE CREAM IN THE MICROWAVE UNTIL IT'S *WARM*! This prevents separating. I didn't use room temp eggs (forgot). Don't add flour to thicken - it's really not needed. It will look very runny, but have faith :o) I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup. I didn't add vanilla, but will do so in the future. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of using separate spices, but still used cinnamon separately as well - and added a bit extra. The recipe WILL fill two 9" reg. depth pie crusts - do NOT fill to very top and they'll be fine. Filling will take a total of *1 full hour* AFTER the initial 15 minutes. BE SURE TO COVER YOUR CRUSTS WITH FOIL!!! I forgot, and they almost burned in the first 15 min. phase. Filling will "poof up" almost 2 inches above crust during baking and settle back down during cooling. Do not "STIR" pie!!! Not needed - have faith! :o) I will definitely make this a Thanksgiving favorite!

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