Valley Rewind: Harvest recipes

Special to Black Mountain News
In this undated photograph, students and faculty of Black Mountain College enjoy dinner together.

In this undated photograph, students and faculty of Black Mountain College enjoy dinner together. This month the museum is celebrating the fall harvest and home cooked meals by sharing local recipes collected by Mrs. Ruby Brown Begley, published in her 2003 book: “Treasured Recipes of the Swannanoa Valley.”

This week’s recipe: Fresh pumpkin pie, contributed by Mrs. William H. McMurray Jr.

Ingredients:

1 ½ - 2 c. cooked pumpkin (fresh)

1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk (or 1 c. milk)

¾ c. brown sugar

½ tsp. ginger

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

3 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour in an unbaked pastry shell or make a gingersnap crust. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. 

If you try out this recipe, tell the museum about it! Send your thoughts and pictures to svmvolunteer@gmail.com and the museum will share your experience in its social media!