Easy as…well, pie.

It finally happened, I actually baked a pumpkin pie…and it turned out fabulous!

 

Actually, that’s a total lie. My sister and one of my dearest friends (Beverley Mitchell-Cameron) baked a pumpkin pie, but I watched and snapped pics along the way. Don’t I get some points for that?

The truth is, it was actually very easy and I think even an amateur (ahem..terrible) baker like myself could pull this off!

What you need:

1 cups of pumpkin puree (not pie filling!)

1 egg, 2 yolks

1 8oz cream cheese

1 cup of half & half

1 cup of white sugar

Half a stick of butter (soft)

1/4 tsp of kosher salt

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg

1 pre- made pie crust, or graham cracker crust

Home made whipped cream (substitute lime flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon!)

 

 

How to:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place pie crust in the oven approx 10 minutes, pressing it in to the pie pan as you go…

Mix cream cheese with a hand mixer, add pumpkin. Mix.

Add sugar and salt. Mix.

Add eggs & yolks, half&half, and butter. Mix.

Add the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. Mix.

Pour pumpkin mixture in to pie crust and bake 50-1 hr, depending on your center. (You want a firm center)

Whip up that whipped cream and give it a big dollop and a kiss of cinnamon.

 

Holy holiday happiness.

xo HD

*studded pumpkins inspired by mrkate.com*

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