|A scene I photographed on Nov. 14, 2009. This is found along the Frio River in Echo Valley on the property of the Foundations for Laity Renewal near Leakey, TX.|
The above photo has nothing to do with this post but it is
my tribute to this time of year.
Just want this beauty to be seen as each person reads this blog.
Recently, friends were invited so lunch would include pumpkin pie. When fall is in the air, it just seems to be the most appropriate dessert for special friends as well as family.
So I decided to photograph and chronicle the process...
|All items gathered to make our family's favorite pumpkin pie.|
But first comes the crust:
For this pie, I used a crust recipe I got from my sister, Barb. She is an expert pie baker and has a "never fail" recipe which I recommend as well.
For years, I rolled my crust on a bare counter or table but a number of years ago, I discovered that the rolling out process can be much more consistently successful if a cloth covered board is used so that is now a staple in my kitchen.
|Cloth covered board making pie crust rolling relatively easy.|
|Crust fitted into 9" pie pan|
|Crust trimmed within 1" of edge|
|Edge folded under with crimping partially completed.|
|Crust ready for pumpkin pie batter.|
|All ingredients placed into blender and mixed for several minutes - until smoothly blended.|
|Poured into prepared, unbaked crust.|
|Placed into preheated oven.|
|An hour later this will be the fragrant scene in your oven...|
|Tea kettle ready; pie deliciously tempting...|
Our friends cancelled due to illness so the pie is now in our freezer. We have a son and his family arriving in about 10 days so we'll share this pie during their visit - providing we don't decide to enjoy it before that.
Just wanted you to see the steps and final results of an afternoon's pumpkin pie baking project.