I don’t know if Toby Keith would have liked my lyrics, but I think he’d like my pie. I was raised on pumpkin pie with whiskey. My grandma, Mayo, baked it for as long as I can remember. When she was too old to bake, mom took over the task. After mom died, I carried on the tradition.
I’ve never tasted pumpkin pie like this except mine. I rarely ate it out, but was surprised when I finally did to discover that most pumpkin pies are really sweet. I’ve introduced this to friends and colleagues over the years – some liked it, others didn’t. But to me it is pumpkin pie. Both my dad and Aunt Irene always looked forward to my pumpkin pie. They liked my cherry pie, but they always requested the pumpkin.
The only changes I made from Mayo’s original recipe were decreasing the salt to ¼ teaspoon, increasing the whiskey to ½ cup, and decreasing the milk to ½ cup. The original recipe called for ¾ cup milk and ¼ cup of whiskey which I’d probably recommend you start with if you aren’t use to the taste of whiskey in your pie. However, if you want to leave out the whiskey, just use one cup of milk instead. We try to avoid dairy so we now use unsweetened plain almond milk in every recipe that calls for milk. However, feel free to use skim or regular milk.
Never tried this! Where abouts are you if you are having summer? Wish we had a real summer, we’re having a real winter…cold !!
I’m in Southern Indiana. USA Looks like it will be turning cold soon.
Thanks for dropping by.
Where did you get the nifty add-on for printing the recipes?
It’s a WordPress plugin – WP-Print.
Lynda, Just the other day I thought about adding Bourbon to my original pumpkin recipe for our next batch of pies! I would expect this would add a nice flavor so I’m gonna give this a try. Like you, I don’t use canned evap. milk.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I see we are like minded and I can’t wait to read more.
Lynn, I never baked any other pumpkin pie, so I had no idea that evaporated milk was an option! I hope you do try it. It’s great.
Yes, we are like minded and I look forward to reading more on your blog. The only problem is you are adding projects to my to-do list! Hubby does more of the gardening-related posts and referred you to me. He’s at ourhappyacres.com. Thank you for visiting.
I love pumpkin pie, it’s my favorite pie of all with the exception of only one chocolate pie recipe that I got from my uncle’s girlfriends. It was her mother’s recipe.
This sounds very intriguing adding the burbon like that. I might just give it a try.
Thanks for sharing it Lynda. I also like that printable recipe card. Thanks for sharing that, too.