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Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie

This pie is so mouthwatering and it is perfect for the holidays. There might be more ingredients in the recipe than you would expect to see but this is well worth making because the flavor is so wonderful. The pumpkin and sweet potato combine to give you plenty of incredible flavor, while the coconut adds a subtle touch and the spices complement the sweet potato and pumpkin taste.

Make your own pastry crust if you wish but it is just as easy to use a readymade one. It is important that the pastry is chilled (fresh from the refrigerator) when you put the pie in the oven. This is so it does not get too dark during the long baking time. Depending on your oven the pie might be ready in 1¾ hours but it usually takes closer to 2 hours, so just keep an eye on it.

If you wish to make this ahead, you can make the sweet potatoes mixture up to 3 days ahead and keep it refrigerated. Keep the cooking liquid (reduced to ¼ cup as detailed in the recipe) too and then you can bring them to room temperature and continue with the recipe when you want. Another idea is to freeze the sweet potato mixture and the cooking liquid for up to 3 months, then you will be able to thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Make 2 pies at a time if you are expecting lots of company. If you do this, use 3 whole eggs when doubling the ingredients to make the filling. Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

What Makes Pumpkin Pie Recipes So Wonderfully Unique

Pumpkin pie is a classic dish and it is a favorite for many people. You can enjoy this wonderful dish warm or chilled, and even a complete novice in the kitchen is able to make a lovely pumpkin pie recipe for the family.

Interesting Pumpkin Pie History

The first pumpkin pies were made as early as 1621, when early American settlers filled hollowed-out pumpkin shells with honey, spices, and milk, before baking them in hot ashes. Northeastern Native Americans grew their own pumpkins and they boiled or roasted them for eating. It was the Native Americans who taught settlers how to prepare this plentiful and nutritious vegetable.

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, featured a pumpkin pie recipe with eggs, cream, pumpkin, mace, sugar, ginger, and nutmeg, baked in a crust. A similar recipe called for milk, pumpkin, molasses, allspice, ginger, and eggs in a crust. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Are you tired of always bringing the plain and boring pumpkin pie to holiday get togethers with the entire family? I know the solution! Try my sweet potato pie recipe today! It is the perfect pie to take to surprise everyone! Check out my easy to follow recipe video that I have posted below for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on how to make the perfect sweet potato pie!

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Have you ever noticed how folks will always claim they don’t like something even if they have never before tried it? Or perhaps they tried it years ago, did not like the way it was made and now swear they don’t like it?

My son was like this about sweet potato pie, saying he only liked pumpkin pie although I knew he had never had this truly southern sweet before. Well, one day while visiting relatives he helped himself to his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie and after two slices he declared that his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie was even better than his mama’s!

Little did the little darling know but his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie was actually a southern deep dish sweet potato pie! Well, you too can make your family and friends a scrumptious sweet potato pie with this recipe below. Continue reading

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This double layer cream cheese pumpkin pie is simple to make and it uses two types of instant pudding – vanilla pudding and pumpkin pudding. Pumpkin instant pudding is only available at certain times of the year. If it is unavailable when you want to make this no bake pumpkin pie, you might want to use two packages of vanilla instant pudding instead and add some canned pumpkin to the mixture.

This is the best ever pumpkin cream pie in terms of both flavor and easiness to make. The cream cheese and cream makes it creamy and luxurious and the puddings give it the perfect flavor. If you cannot find pumpkin pie spice, use a combination of cinnamon and ginger. A little nutmeg gives a nice flavor too but be careful when adding nutmeg or ginger because a little goes a long way. It is obviously easier to add more spice that to remove it when you have added too much!

This cream cheese pumpkin pie has a great consistency and it is nice served ice cold. It needs to be refrigerated for a few hours or overnight, to make sure it sets properly. If you want to make a single layered pumpkin cream cheese pie, mix the two mixtures together and spread the whole lot over the crust. This means combining the cream cheese mixture with the pumpkin pie spice pudding mixture. It is up to you which you choose but the two-tone pie looks extra tempting. Continue reading

Gingersnap Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a favorite around Halloween and at any other time of the year. This is a really good Halloween dessert. Some pudding pie recipes include pumpkin and the following recipe also includes ginger snap cookies, pecans, cream and instant pudding. A tasty pie crust holds all these delicious gelatin recipe ingredients.

The ginger snap cookies and pumpkin spice give a wonderful warming and spicy flavor to this pudding pie. If you have tried your hand at gelatin salad recipes or gelatin cake recipes, why not try out this wonderful sweet and spicy gelatin recipe next, for a special treat. The pumpkin and nuts are nutritious as well as great tasting.

It is best to freeze this pumpkin gingersnap pie overnight to make sure it sets but six hours is usually sufficient. Let it stand for ten minutes to soften before you try to cut into it. Leftover pumpkin pie keeps well in the freezer. Continue reading

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