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!)
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.
*studded pumpkins inspired by mrkate.com*