Recipes for a sweet ending

- Posted on Nov 13, 2013 - 11:40 AM


Pauline Littell


¼ c. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. salt

3 Tbs. shortening

3 Tbs. cold butter

3-4 Tbs. cold water


2 eggs

1 can (15-oz.) solid-pack pumpkin

1 c. eggnog

½ c. sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. ground nutmeg

¼ tsp. ground cloves


½ c. packed brown sugar

2 Tbs. butter, softened

½ c. chopped pecans

In a food processor, combine flour and salt; cover and pulse to blend. Add shortening and butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. While processing, gradually add water until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 1½ hours or until easy to handle. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to ½-inch beyond edge of plate. Flute edges.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, eggnog, sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cloves until blended. Pour into crust. In a small mixing bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until crumbly, about two minutes. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over filling. Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.