Easy Pumpkin Pie
3 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 frozen deep-dish pie shell (9 inches)
Additional pie pastry, optional
Whipped cream, optional
In a large bowl, beat the first 10 ingredients until smooth; pour into pastry shell. Cover edge loosely with foil.
Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack.
If decorative cutouts are desired, roll additional pastry to 1/8-in. thickness; cut out with 1-in. to 1-1/2-in. leaf-shaped cookie cutters. With a sharp knife, score leaf veins on cutouts.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Arrange around edge of pie. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Recipe found here: Easy Pumpkin Pie