Fat Daddio's Pumpkin Pie

Graham Cracker Crust
Tools and Ingredients:

Tart Pan 10”x2”, Fat Daddio's PFT-102
Mixing bowl (or food processor)
wooden spoon 
2/3 cup melted unsalted butter 
3 cups graham cracker crumbs or 10 to 12 whole graham     
crackers crushed into crumbs 
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Pumpkin Pie Filling
Tools and Ingredients:

Mixing bowl
2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin (about 4 cups)
2 (14 oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk 
4 large eggs
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 graham cracker tart crust.
Crust Preparation:

1). Preheat oven to 375°F.

2). In a small saucepan or microwave, melt the butter. Using pastry brush, generously add butter to the bottom and edges of the tart pan.

3). In a medium-sized bowl or a food processor, combine graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter; blend until the texture of coarse meal.

4). Press into a 10" tart pan. Try to make the crust about 1/4" to 1/8" (1/3 cm) evenly all around. If the crumb mixture won't stick where you press them, just add another tablespoon of water to the mix. Even the crumbs up and make sure there are no gaps or holes. NOTE: If you chill the crust for an hour before you bake it, this will help prevent crumbling when you want to serve it.

5). Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes. The edges may be just slightly browned, but you do not want the edges or crust to over-brown.

6). Remove from oven and let crust cool, on a wire rack, before filling. 

Pie Filling Preparation:

  1. HEAT oven to 425°F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into cooled crust.
  2. Gently push top of crust down to be even with the filling. (see photo below).
  3. Prepare a steam bath (to avoid a cracked top). Please 2" water in sheet pan on lower rack of oven.
  4. BAKE 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1-inch from crust comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Once cool, set pie on top of a small can, push bottom through. (see photo below).
  7. Garnish with whipped cream or extra cinnamon.