It is so hot today and the air feels heavy. I am longing for Autumn with the chill breeze and turning leaves. I am already getting excited for Christmas! I blame the craft magazines! Next month, all the Christmas gift and craft projects start and I can hardly wait to get on with it. I want to make a few handmade gifts this year but, as I am so slow, I need to give myself plenty of time. Especially as I want to make some gifts for my pen pals so I need to allow for posting time.
I am hoping for an old fashioned Autumn! The weather since last Autumn has been odd and unsettled. I am daydreaming of walks through trees covered in blazing leaves and seeing the frost sparkle on the ground. I am trying to restrain myself from singing Christmas songs!
In line with this Autumn craving I decided to make a pie that always seemed like the perfect pie of the season. Pumpkin! I haven't made a pie before but I used pastry made from scratch even though I used canned pumpkin. A slight cheat I know!
It seemed to take forever to cook! I think my dish was a little too deep even though I had some leftover filling.
I was worried that something would go wrong with it and was constantly peering into the oven to check progress. Apart from my pastry leaves sinking, it turned out well and tasted delicious!
I really enjoyed making the pie. Loved it in fact! I have 3 more tins of pumpkin as I ordered quite a few at once as I can't find them locally. So I will have more chances to develop my skills. I have always been a bit scared of making pies as it always seemed like quite an advanced skill. It was fun though from making the pastry right through to eating a slice of pie with vanilla ice cream!
What is your favourite pie?