Bob Greene's Pumpkin Pie

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:00 PM, November 18, 2007

Aired November 18, 2007

Serves 8 servings
5 ounces (approximately 9 rectangles) graham crackers (Look for brands that contain no partially hydrogenated oil such as Mi-Del. If using Mi-del, use 15 squares)
2 tablespoons trans-fat free Crisco
1 tablespoon water
4 large eggs
3 cups Libbys plain, canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a food processor, combine the graham crackers, Crisco and water. Press mixture in the bottom of a nine-inch pie tin and bake for about 7 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and reserve while you prepare the filling.

Combine the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a bowl and pour the mixture into the reserved pie crust. Bake for 40 minutes, until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.