VN was eager to make pumpkin pie from scratch. I’ve never made the pie pastry from scratch before, though I’ve watched Mom whip it up hundreds of times. Challenge accepted.
As you can see the canned pumpkin in the background, we didn’t make the filling “from scratch”. *Shrug* Close enough.
Since the pastry had to rest for a bit, I started making that first. I followed the Tenderflake’s recipe this time. There wasn’t any adjustments or tweaking this time. VN didn’t have a pastry cutter so I used two butter knives. I had thought I did a good job cutting the lard into the dry ingredients, but that wasn’t the case.