08 October 2009

Is it pumpkin pie?

I have not shared many stories about the almost six years I worked for the Alzheimer Society, and I'm sure more will leak out as time moves on. My time there had many challenges but there were also blessings.

One of the greatest of these blessings was Janice. I rented my office space in the back of her trophy business. She quickly became so much more than a land-lady. Janice was someone to share a cup of coffee with and a sounding board while problem solving. Her heart provided me both a comforting place to weep and a joyful space to laugh. She became a true friend, and we have maintained that relationship even though I no longer see her each day.

This is a recipe I received from her, so I shall call it Janice's Carrot Pie - the best pumpkin pie you never ate!

Janice's Carrot Pie

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups mashed carrots
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup cream
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg
(I use 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg and no mace)
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt

Blend together all ingredients.
Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 325 for 35-50 minutes.

Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. And don't forget to thank Janice.


hip chick said...

Ooh this is perfect since I think there is a sort of pumpkin shortage. I had a hard time getting pumpkin last month.
I hope you don't mind me linking back to this page on your blog. That way I can remember where I got the recipe.

Traci Michele said...

mmmmhhmmm, now that looks yummo!

Thanks for sharing... I"m not a follower of your blog! :-) Fellow 5:16 Gal!

Billy Coffey said...

I hate the thought of summer ending and it getting cold outside, but I have to say pumpkin pie makes all of that worthwhile. That looks delicious.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Interesting! I must try that.

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