Only very brave people should try to cook pumpkin pies from actual pumpkins, as this this writer discovered and shared at Parenting Is Funny.
Not me. So very not me.
We spent Thanksgiving with my in-laws. Last year I brought a pumpkin pie. In the past I’ve made the crust from scratch, but that time I decided to go store-bought.
Why do frozen pie crusts always come in packs of two?
So I made up the pie mixture with pumpkin from our jack-o-lanterns. (A friend asked, “Were they cooking pumpkins?” “Uum, no…? But they’ve always worked before.”) I poured it into the frozen crust.
Apparently you’re supposed to pre-bake the crust before you bake it as a pie?!
The inside of the pie was done, but the crust was hard and raw.
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