Trying to make a pie and discover you have no canned evaporated milk on hand? Maybe you just want a more natural alternative? What can substitute for evaporated milk?
My family is moving away from using canned foods due to BPA and other issues, but there are a few ingredients that stumped me. I need evaporated milk for my Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie, but I don’t want milk from a can that’s been sitting in my pantry since last year’s post-Thanksgiving sales.
Happily, the solution is easy.
Just use heavy cream, which I have on hand to make whipping cream anyway. Problem solved!
In a real pinch, you could use half and half or whole milk, though the pie may not taste as rich.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving real food tip?
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