Farm Journal's Tawney Pumpkin Pie

Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.

Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977. ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780

There is a town in Colorado named "Punkin Center"--honestly! that's the way they spell it!! Anyway, it is four houses straddling the crossroads of Colorado Highways 94 and 71. This town is in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Colorado Springs and Kansas. It is literally 20 miles from the nearest cafe, and almost 30 miles to the nearest gas station. Once while moving from Texas to Colorado, we had a flat tire in Punkin Center. So, we spent a week there one day.

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices and flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add evaporated milk, water and vanilla.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour into pie shell.
  7. Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on rack.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Yogi Berra once was asked whether he wanted his pizza cut into six slices or eight. He said, "Better make it six slices, 'cause I don't think I could eat eight." This is the same kinda thing.