Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie during Fall.
Pumpkin is probably the number one pie ingredient during this time of year. That’s why this recipe will be used as a staple in your Fall tradition!
You can make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and many other holidays to come. You can use canned pumpkin puree, ready-made pumpkin spice filling, and even puree your own pumpkin for this recipe so that you have variety!
Are Pumpkin Pies delicious?
Yes! Pumpkin Pie is a combination of tastes and flavors that will tickle your taste buds.
It’s sweet, spicy, and creamy at the same time.
The pumpkin pie spice can add a different element to your preparations. It is a blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice.
You can use pumpkin pie spice in your pancakes or waffles, so have fun with it! It’s perfect for pumpkin pies any time you want to mix up your spices in the kitchen.
Are Pumpkin Pies healthy?
Yes and no.
It is a holiday treat, so no, it’s can’t be considered healthy. But, if you have a treat once in a while, you should be fine.
The traditional pumpkin pie has lots of sugar and fat in the recipe, but you could also use less condensed milk to reduce calories.
While all need some indulgence once in a while, you can make a healthier version of this pumpkin pie.
I suggest using homemade unsweetened coconut cream with a little bit of honey instead of condensed milk. It will lower the total sugar and caloric content of your pumpkin pies.
If that’s not enough for you yet, you can turn this recipe gluten-free too! You can also use gluten-free pie crust for this recipe. So please don’t hold back from making it and adding this recipe to your family cookbook.
Pumpkin Pie is also a great way to get in your daily dose of Vitamin A. Pumpkin’s are full of beta carotene, which can help prevent certain types of chronic diseases and other serious illnesses!
Are Pumpkin Pies kid-friendly?
This pie is usually made during the holidays, so it’s kid-friendly.
However, if you make a healthier version of this recipe, you will not have to worry about your children eating too much sugar or fat!
What do you serve with Pumpkin Pies?
Pumpkin Pies are usually topped off with whipped cream or ice cream, which really makes this tasty dessert a little more indulgent! Don’t worry. It tastes amazing even without the whipped cream or ice cream on top, though.
You can also serve it with other types of pies! [This is my favorite].
You can enjoy it on its own or pair it with anything you want! Pumpkin is very versatile, so have fun with it!
How to meal plan with Pumpkin Pies to make cooking easier?
Pumpkin Pie can be used in any holiday meal, but it’s best to use during the Fall. It’s most famous around Thanksgiving and Christmas!
You can find pumpkin puree in most grocery stores around the holidays.
You will only need one can of pumpkin for this recipe, so you might even have some leftovers that you can use for many other recipes.
You can use the leftover pumpkin puree for making milkshakes, smoothies. or add them to your oatmeal or parfaits for a yummy and quick breakfast.
You can even spread it on your morning bagel. Nothing’s going to waste.
What kitchen gear do you need to make Pumpkin Pies?
First, you will need a pie pan, preferably a 9-inch round one.
Next, you will also need a baking sheet to set the pie pan on so that it’s not on its stand and air can circulate it as it bakes. You don’t want your crust to get soggy from any condensation, so make sure you place your pie pan on a baking sheet.
You will also need measuring spoons and cups, but get creative with what you have if you don’t have any of these!
Also, get out the whisk that is most likely hiding in your kitchen. Whisking takes up more time than most people are willing to spend in the kitchen, but it beats using an electric mixer!
If you want to make your pie crust homemade, you will need a rolling pin and some parchment paper.
You will also have to have a pie crust shield. You don’t want your crust to get too brown, so you can put the pie crust shield on top so that it doesn’t get burnt! You need this when your pie needs to be in the oven longer than 45 minutes.
A delicious and healthy conclusion
Pumpkin Pie is probably one of the best desserts that I have ever eaten.
Just writing this has made me want to make my own Pumpkin Pie right now!
You can even get creative with it and add whatever other spices or flavors you like to make it your own!
Don’t forget to add the pumpkin pie spice, though!
- 15 ounces pumpkin puree (1 can)
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/4 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 9-inch deep dish pie shell
- Mix pumpkin and spices together. Add remaining filling ingredients.
- Mix slowly just until thoroughly mixed and pour into pie shell.
- Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350° for an additional 35-40 minutes.
- Thoroughly cool pie before slicing and serving.
- You can make a less sugar version of this recipe by using unsweetened coconut cream with a little bit of honey.
- Use homemade coconut cream for a lower histamine recipe.
- The spices in this recipe may not be tolerated by those on a low histamine diet. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice can be histamine triggers. But if you can tolerate these spices, you can make the recipe lower in histamine by using butternut squash instead of pumpkin.
- You can make the recipe gluten-free by using almond milk, oat milk, or any gluten-free milk. Then add honey or maple syrup as a sweetener.