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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie – If you’re looking for the most delicious pumpkin pie recipe, you’ve found it! This pie has a crisp and buttery crust, filled with a soft and luscious pumpkin layer, and topped with a sweetened maple whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie

There isn’t a dessert that screams fall more than a pumpkin pie! I love making homemade pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving or any other fall event that I go to. This one is straight forward and absolutely delicious with a maple whipped cream that takes the pie to the next level!

Common Questions About Making Pumpkin Pie

What is a pumpkin pie?

Pumpkin pie is a fall dessert that’s made by making a filling with pumpkin puree, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, cream, vanilla, and brown sugar. Once combined, it is transferred to a pie dish that is lined with pie crust and then baked.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 1 pie that can be cut into about 8 slices.

How long does this pie last?

Store any leftover pumpkin pie covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store whipped cream separately in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

What can I top pumpkin pie with?

I like serving it with maple whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel!

What other pies can I make for Thanksgiving?

Some of my other favorite Thanksgiving pies include –

Can I decorate the pie?

I like to roll out the excess pieces of pie crust and cut them into full shape like leaves or pumpkins and then put them on the pie.

Should I use pre-made pie crust or homemade?

I personally use homemade in this recipe but either will work! Click HERE for my homemade butter pie crust recipe.

Ingredient Notes –

  • Pumpkin puree is the base of our pumpkin pie– it adds the pumpkin flavor and orange color.
  • Light brown sugar sweetens the pie.
  • Eggs add richness and help hold the pie filling together.
  • Vanilla enhances the sweetness and spice in the pie.
  • Pumpkin pie spice is what really gives us that warm, cozy pumpkin flavor.
  • Heavy cream adds richness and helps thin the filling so it isn’t too dense. Heavy cream is also used to make our maple whipped cream.
  • I’m sweetening the whipped cream with maple syrup but you could use powdered sugar if you don’t want a maple flavor.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie - If you’re looking for the most delicious pumpkin pie recipe, you’ve found it! This pie has a crisp and buttery crust, filled with a soft and luscious pumpkin layer, and topped with a sweetened maple whipped cream.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Pumpkin Pie

  • 1 butter pie crust (chilled)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

For the Maple Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

For the Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Transfer the pie crust to a 9" pie pan. Trim any excess crust with scissors and crimp or flute the edge. Poke the bottom of the pie a few times with a fork.
  3. Reroll the scraps of pie dough and cut out leaf or pumpkin shapes to decorate the pie. Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill the dough in the fridge until you are ready to bake the pie.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and brown sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine.
  6. Slowly add the heavy cream, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk until the cream is fully incorporated into the pumpkin mixture.
  7. Transfer the filling to the prepared pie crust and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the center of the pie barely jiggles when shaken.
  8. Bake the decorative pie crust pieces for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  9. Place the pie pan on a wire rack and allow the pie to cool completely before serving.

For the Maple Whipped Cream

  1. Add the heavy cream, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  2. Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until you achieve stiff peaks.
  3. Slice the pumpkin pie and serve topped with maple whipped cream.

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Lourdes Battle

Sunday 16th of October 2022

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