What a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie! Invite a neighbor over, stand by the warm coals, and visit while this delicious dish cooks up in your dutch oven.
Pie Dough (double crust):
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter
1/2 cup water
OR you can buy the pre-made pie crust dough and just roll it out in a pie pan.
2 cups pureed pumpkin
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups light cream or evaporated milk
3 large eggs
- Mix together the dry ingredients for the crust and then add water.
- Knead until you have made a firm pie dough.
- Roll out two sheets with a rolling pan into even and flat pieces of dough in the desired size for the base and top of your pie crusts.
- Fit one sheet into a pie pan as the base.
- Mix together the pie filling ingredients.
- Pour over bottom layer of pie crust in pie pan.
- Cover and seal the edges with the second sheet of pie crust dough.
The best way to make this over the fire is by using a Dutch oven. You should start by greasing the bottom and sides of the Dutch oven so that your pie does not stick. (This is not necessary if you have a pre-made pie crust already in a foil type pan or if you have rolled out the dough and put into a pan beforehand.) Place the pie crust with the filling in the Dutch oven and place over the hot coals of your fire. Finish by covering the Dutch oven with a lid and placing more coals on top of it. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Voila! A great tasting Thanksgiving dessert right over the campfire! Know of any other great Thanksgiving recipes? Tell us about them in the comments section below!