After many years of experimenting it turns out that the secret to pumpkin pie is whiskey! Not enough that it becomes boozy, just enough to give it a tiny almost unidentifiable something extra. That said, the whiskey isn't strictly necessary, but like the title says, it definitely makes it better.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 pie crust

Preparation

Step 1

Grate the ginger. Preheat oven to 425.

Step 2

In a blender, mix together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, evaporated milk and whiskey.

Step 3

Pour in prepared crust.

Step 4

Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 350 and continue baking, 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Step 5

Cut into slices and enjoy.