What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie at the dinner table? A classic fall staple and a symbol of harvest time, pumpkin pie evokes warmth and comfort through its wonderful blend of spices and smooth, creamy flavor. We’ve been eating it since Halloween, but it’s perfectly fine to enjoy all throughout fall and winter months.
Our Spiced Pumpkin Pie is a traditional take on this autumnal dessert and makes liberal use of popular pumpkin spices. From lattes to cookies to Oreos, pumpkin spice has gained traction in popularity over the last few years and has found its way into just about anything you could imagine. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves bring together bold yet comforting flavors that brings about a sense of coziness. And you’ll find just about all of that in this delightful Thanksgiving treat.
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Yields: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes OR 110 minutes (with whole pumpkin)
- 1 small pumpkin, about 2 and 1/2 lbs OR 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked pumpkin puree
- 1 unbaked pie shell, 9 inches
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of light golden-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- Whipped cream, for serving
1. Cut the pumpkin in half and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Once cooled, remove the seeds and chop the pumpkin into chunks.
2. Use a food processor to puree the pumpkin. Set aside 1 and 1/2 cups.
3. Whisk the brown sugar, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves and salt in a large bowl. Gradually add the beaten eggs, milk, pumpkin puree and maple syrup.
4. Pour the mixture into the pie shell, making sure the top is smooth.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. You can check if the pie done by pricking the center with a toothpick and making sure it comes out clean.
6. Let the pie cool for around 25 to 30 minutes.
7. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on or next to each slice.
Will you be having pumpkin pie this year? What’s your favorite pumpkin pie recipe? Share with us what you’ll be having for Thanksgiving dessert this year!