Makes 2 pies
Make a rich pie pastry, wrap and refrigerate. Roll thin and line 2 deep pie pans. Preheat oven to 450° F.
Beat sugar, eggs and cornstarch until smooth. Add seasonings.
Beat in rich sweet milk and sieved pumpkin. Beat butter in last.
Pour the mixture into the pie crusts and bake a golden brown. (Bake at 450° F 15 minutes, then 325° for 30 minutes.) Sprinkle with sugar and serve cold.
Mary Foster Burgess, 1844 - 1943, passed down to Barbara Wingfield by her aunt Posye Airheart)