Basic Pie Dough (9-inch shell)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups pumpkin (or sweet potato) puree
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk or heavy cream
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Preheat the oven to 450 F. In a large bowl, beat together the pumpkin puree and eggs. Add the evaporated milk and sugar then the salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Beat until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 F and continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is almost set; a sharp knife will come out almost clean. The center of the pie should not be completely firm.
This is straight from Karen's Kitchen, where, if you're lucky enough to be there at the right time, you are rewarded with this gem!