Thanksgiving Recipe: Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving isn't complete without pumpkin pie, whether it's store-bought or homemade. A staple with every Thanksgiving meal, pumpkin pie is a delicious way to end a meal and makes a wonderful snack for days afterward. There are a wide variety of pumpkin pie recipes, from low-fat pumpkin pie to no-bake pumpkin pie. A favorite for every guest, this pumpkin pie recipe will make mouths water before it's even cut!
Recipe for Pumpkin Pie
- 2 cups pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
- 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Frozen pie crust
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine sugars, salt, and spices in a bowl. Beat all eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée and cream, and whisk together. Pour into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.
The best pumpkin pie recipe is one that's been handed down through the generations. Don't be afraid to experiment with different techniques or variations on the components though. For a more healthy pumpkin pie, consider using a low-fat crust or egg whites and non-fat condensed milk to make the pumpkin pie filling.
Another recipe for pumpkin pie that you can try involves topping the pie with dried fruit and whipped cream cheese frosting. Use your standard pumpkin pie filling recipe, but add whipped cream to the final mixture for a creamier consistency.
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