The following tips may assist in a more successful pie making experience or help you with some problem areas.
If the dough is dry and does not stick together when pinching a small piece of between your fingers, add more ice water.
If you want to make homemade pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie ahead of time, it is alright as long as you use the proper storage method. Also, leftover homemade pumpkin pie needs to be stored properly to keep it fresh as long as possible. See when to refrigerate and when to freeze.
This traditional homemade pumpkin pie is made from scratch with homemade puree. Homemade pumpkin puree can also be used in any pumpkin recipe calling for canned pumpkin. To substitute homemade puree, use 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree in place of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin.
Homemade canned salsa is the perfect choice for using your fresh garden vegetables. When you have an abundance of tomatoes and peppers canning salsa is a way for you to be able to enjoy your harvest throughout the year. Once the salsa is canned, it will keep for a year.