Make sure your spices smell fresh before usingthem; they should be replaced every year.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch and use to line a 9-inch pie tin, leaving a 1 1/2 -inch overhang all around. Carefully fold under, making sure double edge is even. Gently press to seal layers. Using a sharp paring knife or scissors, cut V's all around. Fold alternating V's forward. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.

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  • If using fresh pumpkin, cut into large chunks, removing seeds and strings. Steam over boiling water in a heavy saucepan for 25 to 30 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain and let pumpkin cool slightly. Using a sharp spoon, scrape cooked pumpkin from skin and put in bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth. Measure out 1 3/4 cups puree (extra puree can be refrigerated for use at a later date).

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine puree and remaining filling ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Brush edges of crust with egg glaze. Pour filling into chilled piecrust and bake for about 1 hour, or until edges are golden brown and filling is set. Serve at room temperature.

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