Meringue Frosting is made by whipping egg whites and sugar together to create a light and fluffy frosting. The meringue frosting is used to frost cakes and cupcakes but is also used as a piping to decorate desserts. A pastry bag is used with a star, fluted, or plain nozzle to create rosettes, strips of piping, nests, and other decorative designs on cakes, cupcakes, and many other types of desserts. Meringue frosting can also be added to pies and tarts and then cooked in a hot oven for a short period of time to give it a browned, crisp outer surface with a soft fluffy inside.
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.
There is nothing like a homemade pumpkin pie to share with family and friends. Learning the proper steps on how to make pumpkin pie from scratch is well worth the effort, for no shortcut method can match the flavor and texture of homemade pumpkin pie.