Retro Recipe Thursdays: Pumpkin Pie

This week's retro recipe is from our ebook The ABC of Desserts. Celebrate the sweeter side of life by rediscovering its classic 1950s dessert recipes! You'll find this A to Z compendi-"yum" spiced with whimsical illustrations, entertaining verses, and of course, wonderful recipes.

Thanksgiving's just around the corner! This simple recipe for Pumpkin Pie will be something your guests are sure to "gobble, gobble" up!

Serves 8

1-1/4 cups pumpkin, cooked and strained
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs, separated
1-1/4 cups scalded milk
1 six-ounce can (3/4 cup) evaporated milk
9-inch pastry-lined pie pan

1. Thoroughly combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, and spices.
2. Add egg yolks and milk and blend. 
3. Fold in beaten egg whites.
4. Pour into pie pan. 
5. Bake in hot oven, 450°, 10 minutes, then in moderate oven, 325°, about 45 minutes, or until mixture does not stick to knife.


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