SHF #12: Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Custard Pie

Posted on September 16, 2005 by Aun

I rarely take part in Sugar High Friday. Unlike über-dessert chef-bloggers like Keiko or J, I’m much more comfortable cooking savory entrées and main courses. As I’ve written before, dessert is the domain of my darling wife S.

This month’s challenge is being hosted by Elise of Simply Recipes. Elise has asked us to make custard-based desserts. Digging out a recipe from Susan G Purdy’s The Perfect Pie, S prepared a really yummy Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Custard Pie.

I like pies a lot and pumpkin pies especially. It could be partly because of what it represents–wonderfully crisp Fall days and holidays. But it’s also because they just taste so durned good. I love the smooth creamy filling, not too sweet, slightly spiced, contrasted with a good, flaky crust.

S made the pie with a can of organic pumpkin purée that I had bought eons ago. Since then, every so often–only once or twice each week (yah, I know, I can be annoyingly persistent)–I’d drop a hint to S that it would be wonderful if she were to make a pumpkin pie from it.

The pie was delicious. And I think S is happy to have finally fulfilled my (repeated) request. In other words, I have a suspicion that she’s satisfied to have finally shut me up.

P.S. Elise’s round-up is up. Please click here to check it out.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Piggy September 16, 2005 at 11:50 pm

    Hi CH!

    I also have a can of pumkin puree that I bought ages ago (hopefully it hasn’t expire yet). After reading your delicious post, I feel like baking a pumkin pie too! :-)

  2. ChubbyCat September 17, 2005 at 12:24 am

    Hey CH (& S)

    It’s so sweet to see both of you doting on each other with beautiful expressions of gastronomic delight.

    Can’t say that I’m a fan of pumpkin, but it certainly looks most delicious :)

  3. Nic September 18, 2005 at 1:37 am

    I adore a good pumpkin pie and yours looks beautiful. So don’t discount your dessert!

  4. cath September 18, 2005 at 12:23 pm

    Yum yum – pumpkin! And this pie looks completely delectable! Great dessert — and perfect for an upcoming holiday here in the States! :-)

  5. Monkey Gland September 18, 2005 at 11:06 pm

    I’m the same Chubster, I always mean to do SHF but never muster the courage and Keiko would kick my ass everytime anyway! Man, that girl and her cakes…

  6. tara September 19, 2005 at 11:09 pm

    I adore pumpkin pie, and almost try to find excuses to make it! I think it is because it wasn’t a taste I grew up with, I now feel like I have years of gluttony to make up for. Yours looks the perfect example!

  7. keiko September 20, 2005 at 12:23 am

    Hi S and Aun – this pumpkin pie looks sooo creamy and perfect… yum! I love anything with pumpkins (or sweet potatoes), are the ones you can get there similar to the Japanese ones? I really miss them as ones here (called squash) tend to be watery and not sweet enough.

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