Monday, November 2, 2009

Pearl's Fancy-Pants-Pumpkin-Ginger Pie

I been easy on ya so far, but this is gonna require that you pay some attention 'cause it's got three parts, well, four if you count the crust, but ya'll can buy that part already made, so you really shouldn't count it.


1     Refrigerated pie crust from 15-oz box, softened like they tell ya on the box.


1/2   Cup crushed gingersnap cookies (9 cookies)
1/4   Cup chopped pecans
2      Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2      Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2      Tablespoons butter, softened (not that margarine crap)


1      Can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 
1      Cup evaporated milk
1/2   Cup packed light brown sugar
2      Teaspoons grated fresh ginger root (If you want to use ginger spice give it a try, but yer on yer own.)
1      Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
1/4   Salt
2      Eggs, slightly beaten (Buy the brown ones, and cage free if you can get 'em.)


2 to 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

How ya go about fixin' it:

-    Heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Place cookie sheet on middle oven rack.  Unroll pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate like it says on the box for one-crust filled pie.  In small bowl, mix yer streusel ingredients.  Sprinkle streusel in crust-lined pie plate.
-    In large bowl, mix up all yer filling stuff.  Pour into pie crust on top of streusel.  Place pie plate on cookie sheet in oven and bake 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temp to 350.  Bake 35 - 45 minutes longer or 'til you can stick a knife in the center and it comes out clean.  Cool completely on a cooling rack, 'bout 3 hours or so.  
-    Just before serving, set oven control to broil.  Spread marshmallows evenly over top of pie till you've covered all the filling.  Broil pie about 5 inches from heat for about 30 seconds.  Don't be runnin' off to pee or nothin' now, 'cause if you burn the marshmallows yer screwed.  You jest want 'em nice and lightly browned.  

Now yer ready to serve and if ya got any left over, cover it up and put it in the ice box.    

Okay.  Just let me take off my apron and pour some coffee and I'll be ready to take care of that troublesome dirty laundry that's been gettin' ya down all week.  Tell Pearl all about it. 

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