My daughter loves homemade pumpkin pie and it’s for her that I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s become a family tradition ever since I first made this pie back in 2009. This pie and my French Silk Pie are always a part of our holiday celebrations.
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Years ago I found a pumpkin pie recipe within my growing collection of cookbooks. I’m not one for a standard pumpkin pie, though my daughter loves them. I didn’t want her to “suffer” through eating the whole pie herself, so it was important that I find a recipe that I enjoyed as well.
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The one I chose was called Perfect Pumpkin Pie from The Complete Book of Pies: 200 Recipes from Sweet to Savory by Julie Hasson. I think what caught my eye on this particular recipe is that it used heavy whipping cream in the filling. I knew the addition of the cream in this recipe would make it a bit less dense and more custard-like, making it more enjoyable for me.
The verdict? Fabulous! I am not a pumpkin pie fan, but I definitely ate my fair share of this little marvel. It was delicious and creamy, had great pumpkin flavor and was a hit with everyone. This recipe is a definite keeper!
For this pumpkin pie you will need:
- 2 cups pumpkin puree (I used the puree I made and froze in late October)
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (recipe calls for 35% whipping cream)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
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Pie Crust and Tips
If you would like the pie crust recipe that I used, go to Erin’s post here or use your favorite crust or a store bought refrigerator crust will work as well (I recommend Pillsbury pie crusts, they just seem to work the best, in my opinion).
if you would like to get artistic with your pies this year, be sure to check out Renee’s Turkey Crust – it’s so adorable! Don’t miss our pumpkin hand pies either, great for on the go! We’ve also put together a pumpkin cobbler for those that don’t want to fuss with a crust.
I’ve also put together a pie resource of sorts with all sorts of pie crust recipes, homemade pie fillings and spice mixes, resources for pie making success, recipes for cream pie, fruit pie, holiday pie and even slab pies! You can see all of the pie, crust and mix recipes here.
This post was originally published here on December 7, 2009 – Photos updated November 10, 2017