Pumpkin Pie Recipe Tips
Nothing beats a delicious pumpkin pie. Whether you’re serving it for a festive holiday occasion or just treating the family to a yummy dessert, the balance of sweetness and spice can’t be topped (well, maybe with whipped cream). Let’s look at some tips on how to make pumpkin pie the star of your menu.
Pumpkin Pie from Scratch?
Homemade pumpkin pie is easy to make if you’ve got the time. Here are a few tips when making your pumpkin pie from scratch:
For the Crust – Always chill your dough before baking, usually for 30 minutes or so. This is the secret to getting a flaky crust. Mixing in some cinnamon with your flour also adds an extra burst of sweet, spicy taste. Pre-baking your crust helps to avoid it getting too soggy as well.
For the Filling – Pumpkin pie filling is a delicious mix of pumpkin purée and your favorite fall spices. Adding eggs and heavy cream to your homemade filling can cut the grainy texture of puréed pumpkin, giving it a silkier smoothness. And sugar-free sweeteners can be substituted for diet considerations.
Quick & Easy Pumpkin Pie
There are plenty of shortcuts to a delicious pumpkin pie if time is an issue. A pre-made, refrigerated pie crust cuts down on kitchen time, while canned pumpkin pie filling contains sweetness and spice – and pours nicely into a pie crust for a smooth texture. Feel free to add any extra spices to your filling for that just-right yummy flavor.
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Pumpkin Pie Your Way
Want to step up your pumpkin pie game? There are plenty of delicious ingredients to make your pie a unique and flavorful creation. For a sweeter treat, add a swirl of chocolate to your pumpkin pie filling, or some yummy apple butter with a caramel-dripped topping. Cream cheese is also a great addition to your purée, bringing creamy, silky flavor and texture. You can even make your pumpkin pie a turtle treat, with pecans, caramel and fluffy whipped topping.
Pumpkin Pie 3 Ways
Check out the recipes below for even more pumpkin pie inspiration: