Halloween 2016: Three Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Try this Halloween Season

Halloween 2016: Three Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Try

This Halloween, why not try one of these three pumpkin pie recipes? Halloween is all about the pumpkins, and with Thanksgiving coming up in November, you can start your baking early and perfect some of these recipes.

Halloween desserts are fun because you can make them look like spooky creatures. Halloween food ideas often revolve around the season of fall which means there are plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other fall-inspired spices to keep you feeling cozy.

So, if you’re looking for Halloween recipes or Halloween party food ideas, look no further than these delicious pumpkin pie recipes that are sure to be a hit all season long.

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Three Pumpkin Pie Recipes for Halloween

Nothing says fall or Halloween like the smell of fresh pumpkin pie. If you’ve never made pumpkin pie before, these recipes can easily get you started.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

What you’ll need:

1 package of softened cream cheese

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3 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar

A half of a teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 unbaked pastry shell

1 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream

1 ½ cup of pumpkin from a can

3/4 of a cup of sugar

1 3/4 teaspoons of pumpkin spice

Beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract until nice and smooth. Spread your mixture into the pastry shell. Whisk together the whipping cream, canned pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin spice together and pour your second mixture over the first one in the pie crust. Cover the edges loosely with foil.

Bake the pie at 350 degrees for 70 to 80 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool your freshly baked pie on a cooling rack and store in the refrigerator.

This will serve six to eight party guests, depending on how big they like their slices.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

What you’ll need:

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

4 teaspoons of cornstarch

½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 can of pumpkin

1 cup of milk

1 unbaked pastry shell

Canned whipped cream (optional)

Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl and combine the eggs and the pumpkin with your sugar mixture in a large bowl. Gently stir in the milk. Once the milk is all poured in and the mixture is well mixed, pour into the pastry shell.

Bake your pie at 400 degrees for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.

When serving, feel free to top with the canned whipping cream if desired, or opt for vanilla ice cream.

Ginger-Streusel Pumpkin Pie

What you’ll need:

1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry

3 large eggs

1 can of pumpkin

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, unroll the pastry dough, and transfer it to a nine-inch pastry dish.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin, cream, sugar, cinnamon, salt, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves—pour your mixture into the pastry dish on the pie dough and bake your pie for 40 minutes.

While baking, it’s time to make the ginger-streusel. Combine flour, brown sugar and crumbled butter and stir in walnuts and ginger. Sprinkle this mix on top of your pie.

Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Cool your pie on a cooling rack and serve.

Pumpkin pie recipes come in all varieties; how will you choose what to make this Halloween? We have an idea—make all three! Who doesn’t love options when it comes to pie. Better yet, keep these handy recipes with you and replicate them for Thanksgiving.

 


Sources:

“Pumpkin cream cheese pie recipe,” Taste of home web site, http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-cream-cheese-pie, last accessed October 25, 2016.

“Cinnamon pumpkin pie recipe,” Taste of home web site, http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cinnamon-pumpkin-pie, last accessed October 25, 2016.