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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

A delicious and smooth pumpkin pie with crisp crust throughout and all your favorite fall spices. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 285kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust unbaked

For the Filling:

  • 15 oz pumpkin puree one can
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar Light, packed
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs large, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cream

Instructions

  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Allow your chilled pie dough to warm up for about 5 minutes on the counter.
  • on a lightly-floured surface roll the pie dough out to a circle a bit less than 1/4 inch. Roll the dough onto the rolling pin and transfer to the pie dish. Push the edge inward so the dough forms to the pan and press in.
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  • Trim the dough about 1 inch larger than the pan. Fold the edge under and crimp the edge with either your fingers or the tines of a fork. Chill in freezer to 10 minutes.
  • Cut a round or parchment paper and frill the edge then press to the pie pan. I like to fold a sheet of foil in half and gently press against the parchment paper, this will support the pie in the oven and prevent and slippage. Fill the paper three-quarters full with pie weights or dry beans and bake the crust for 12 minutes.
  • Remove the beans, foil and paper prick the crust all over, including the sides, with the tines of a fork, and bake for another 10-12 minutes and remove from oven. Crust should be dried out and just turning color. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

For the Filling:

  • Add the pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt to a pot then mix and place over medium-low heat. Stir frequently and cook until the mixture is hot and just starts to bubble when left alone for a moment. Remove from heat.
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  • Combine the milk and cream in a bowl or measuring cup them microwave for about 90 seconds to warm. Add the eggs to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Drizzle the warm milk mixture into the eggs while whisking, then add the egg mixture to the pumpkin filling and whisk together until smooth and fully incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the blind baked pie shell. Mix an egg with a tablespoon of milk or cream and brush the edge with it.
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  • Loosely wrap the edge of the pie with foil and bake bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the filling is just set in the middle and knife inserted in the center comes out clean. You can remove the foil after about 30 minutes If the crust needs to take on some more color.
  • Set aside to cool completely.

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Notes

  • Tent your pie! Just fold a length of foil in half then loosely wrap around the pie and crumple over the top so the crust is protected. Doing this will give you a golden crust and baked through pie. Mix with the egg. Make sure to miix thoroughly.
  • An egg wash is KEY to a golden beautiful crust. You can use cream, milk or even eater to mi
  • Warming the pie filling is a crucial step for a smooth pie that has a crisp bottom so don't skip it.
  • Feel free to adjust the spice profile, you can use 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice in stead of the spices I used. 
  • Try adding two tablespoons of dark rum or bourbon to the filling for a nice depth of holiday flavor.
  • If you have lots of little bubbles on your pie's surface after the filling is poured in, just use a hairdryer to pop them.
  • If your pumpkin looks a bit chunky just pulse in the food processor and it will be smooth as silk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4550IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.1mg