Pumpkin Pie ~This is a classic pumpkin pie recipe, a must in every Thanksgiving feast. It is very moist and creamy without a strong taste of cinnamon or nutmeg. The addition of lemon zest is the key ingredient and the hardest to identify. Add a dollop of whipped cream on the top! Have your veggies and eat your dessert too. This Pumpkin Pie and Carrot Cake will check both boxes.
This is a classic pumpkin pie recipe, a must in every Thanksgiving.
- 2 cups of pumpkin pulp may be canned pumpkin purée
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 Egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
- 1 crust
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Mix sugars, salt, and spices, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well incorporated.
Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Note that the pumpkin pie will come out of the oven all puffed up (from the leavening of the eggs), and will deflate as it cools.
Serve with whipped cream.
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