From “Bounty Hunting” article in the September 2017 issue.

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
Serves 8

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground ginger, clove, and nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
  • Whipped cream and toasted chopped pecan pieces for garnish
  1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch, then add next 5 ingredients and stir well. Whisk in salt and spices until well blended. Pour into pastry shell.
  2. Bake at 400° for 50–55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover edges loosely with foil during the last 20 minutes if necessary.
  3. Cool the pie on wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans if desired.