Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

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I love The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book but I’m an inveterate recipe tinkerer.  I kept the idea of making a butterscotch mixture with the butter and sugar but simplified the way the pie is put together. I am one of those folks who doesn’t love pumpkin pie spice so I always use chai spice in my pumpkin pies. I don’t mean a strange mixture of ground tea and sugar.  Chai masala is a simple mixture of ground spices that you can find in any Indian food shop. You can also make your own. Here’s one version. Experiment and make your own. Mine never contains star anise–my own personal kryptonite.