Happy Holidays to everyone! Need an easy pie recipe? By Reggi Allder

I was thinking about our family this Christmas season. We zoomed last year, but this year we are all vaccinated. So, we will have a very small group at home with the windows open and indoor masks when not eating.

Baking is a joy for me. I used to do a lot, but since spending more time at the computer, I don’t do it much until the Christmas season. I plan to make cookies with the seven-year-old in the family, sugar cookies of Santa, angels and Christmas trees. Pumpkin pie is a favorite too, but in our family, baking can be a challenge as some are allergic to milk and others cannot have added sugar. Still whenever possible, I use quick and easy recipes.

When holiday baking, I usually listen to traditional Christmas songs like Silent Night and Silver Bells. Recently, I heard an old song that was more country. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” is a song co-written by Buck Owens and Don Rich in 1965. The song has been covered by several country music artists, including Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley among others.

This tune rang a bell with me because in our family, my husband always dresses up in a Santa suit on a Christmas Eve. One year the younger of our kids said she could tell it was Dad because Santa wore the same glasses as her daddy. The jig was up, but the kids still wanted him to wear the suit the next year. Now we have a five and a seven-year-old in the family, so my hubby has been back in the Santa suit again and again. 😊

AN EASY PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE:

1 deep dish frozen pie crust. Keep it frozen until used.

You may make your own pie crust if you like, but this is easy for me.

14 oz can of pure pumpkin

2 eggs lightly beaten

3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute

3/4 cup half and half. Almond milk may be substituted.

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, add more if needed for taste.

Preheat oven at 425F

In a large bowl beat 2 eggs, then add sugar or substitute, pumpkin, spice and mix together. Slowly add liquid. When completely mixed, pour into the frozen crust.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425F. Reduce heat to 350 F and cook for 55 to 60 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

After the pie cools, keep it covered in the refrigerator until needed. May serve with a whipping cream topping.

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22 Comments Add yours

    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Thank you for sharing, OIKOS. 🙂

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  1. Vicki Batman says:

    I love your hubby dresses up and how your daughter discovered him by his glasses. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi Vicki, thanks, the same to you and yours! Yes, hubby will dress up again, but he won’t be wearing glasses this year. Lol 🙂

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  2. Hey, Reggi. Love the green and red in the tree pic. And the pic of your pumpkin pie looks just like mine, though our recipes are slightly different. We have food issues in our family, too. No eggs for some. No gluten for others and still no meat for others. LOL Makes it interesting. Thanks for this post. I’ve shared. 🙂

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Thank you, Marsha! Food issues do make cooking and baking interesting. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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  3. Pat Amsden says:

    LOL! Tripped up by his glasses. I used to use footprint stencils and sprinkle icing sugar over them.

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi, Pat. Footprints, a cool idea. Merry Christmas!

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  4. That pie looks amazing! Unfortunately, pumpkin isn’t a favorite at my house. And I can only make sugar cookies! I’ve ordered three small pies for Christmas, so hopefully everyone can enjoy something they like! Your book sounds great, too! Happy holidays!

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi, Darlene, thanks for the kind words. Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🙂

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  5. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:

    Pumpkin pie and Santa Claus- it must be Christmas!

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Thank you, Jacquie! So nice of you!! 🙂

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  6. I’m glad you get to share the holiday with your family, Reggi- Merry Christmas!

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Yes. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jacquie! 🙂

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  7. Jen iffer says:

    Great post and I love the cover!! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Have a wonderful Christmas Reggi. The pumpkin pie looks delicious, Enjoy, and Merry Christmas, Sylvie

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      H, Sylvie,wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

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      1. Reggi Allder says:

        Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂

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  9. dgkaye says:

    Wishing you and hubby a very Merry Christmas and everything good and health for the new year and forward Jacquie ❤

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    1. Thank you, Debby! I hope and pray you have a wonderful holiday, as well {{hugs}}

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      1. dgkaye says:

        Thank you so much Jacquie ❤

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  10. markbierman says:

    I must admit to developing a taste for pumpkin pie only in the last few years. This recipe looks tasty, though. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie. 🙂

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