Here is a pumpkin pie recipe using real pumpkin that all your guests will love.While you may choose to buy pre-cooked and canned pumpkin, you should at least give this version a try once! You might find you like it better!
2 eggs separated
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups cooked mashed pumpkin
3/4 cups evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 baked 9 in pastry shell
Beat egg yolks until thick. Add brown sugar, and beat until thick. Add pumpkin, milk, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg stirring well. Pour pumpkin mixture into top of double boiler; bring water to a boil. Cook over water until mixture is thickened. Soften gelatin in cold water; add to pumpkin stirring well. Set mixture aside to cool.
Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 CUP SUGAR, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Fold egg whites into pumpkin mixture. Pour filling into pastry shell. Chill.
Next, the most important part of all. Make some home made whipped cream and put lots on each piece you serve. That will make it even better. If you have never made home made whipped cream just look for a recipe any where on the internet its really simple and well worth it.