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Jane Brody's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe?

tracylee Nov 8, 2008 08:53 AM

We'd like to make this, but my SO left his copy of the recipe back in Maine. Does anyone have her recipe and would be willing to share it with me?

Thanks in advance!

  1. MMRuth Nov 8, 2008 09:03 AM

    Do you know if it's from a book of hers? I have a number of them (in my pile of books to get rid of) and would be happy to look for you.

    1. MMRuth Nov 8, 2008 10:34 AM

      Is it the Pumpkin-Orange Chiffon Pie from the Good Food Book? If so, I can paraphrase it for you.

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      1. re: MMRuth
        tracylee Nov 8, 2008 11:15 AM

        It is from the Good Food Book - he now says it doesn't actually say Chiffon - grrr. So if there's one that's just Pumpkin Pie in there, yeah, a paraphrase would be great!

        1. re: tracylee
          dolores Nov 8, 2008 11:24 AM

          There are two recipes that might apply, tracylee, see below. What makes hers so special?


          1. re: dolores
            tracylee Nov 8, 2008 11:29 AM

            Yes, that's the one (pumpkin pie). It's the one he's used for years, and wants to repeat it. Something about folding in beaten egg whites into the rest of the mix before baking. I found some pie pumpkins, finally, so I wanted to make the pie he prefers.

          2. re: tracylee
            MMRuth Nov 8, 2008 11:32 AM

            Yes, there is just a Pumpkin Pie one - I'll do the ingredients for now and come back in a little bit to add the directions.


            1 1/4 cups AP flour
            1 tsp sugar
            1/2 tsp salt, if desired
            1/4 cup veg. shortening
            1 T butter or margerine
            4 T (approximately) ice water


            1.5 cups pumpkin puree
            2 T butter or margerine, melted
            1/4 cup maple syrup
            1/4 cup sugar
            3/4 tsp cinnamon
            1/2 tsp mace
            1/4 tsp ground dloves
            3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
            2 egg yolks
            4 egg whites.

            1. Combine flour, salt & sugar in bowl, cut in the shortening butter until mixture is crumbly.
            2. Add 1 T of water at a time, mix with a fork, and add only the amount of water needed so that you can form the dough into a ball. Flatten it a bit, wrap, and chill for at least 15 minutes.
            3. Combine all the filling ingredients OTHER THAN the egg whites - beat them to blend well.
            4. Preheat oven to 350 degress.
            5. Roll dough out to an 11 or 12 inch circle, put into 10 inch pie plate or 9 inch deep pie dish.
            6. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold gently but well into the pumpkin mixture.
            7. Pour filling into shell, bake 50 - 60 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.


            1. re: MMRuth
              tracylee Nov 8, 2008 12:24 PM

              That's it! Thank you soooo much! We'll be making it this afternoon.

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