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Classic Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe uses homemade ginger spice whipped cream as an extra special treat!


Step-by-Step Instructions



Heat oven to 425°F.

Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened. Shape dough into ball; flatten slightly.



Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into ungreased 9-inch pie pan; unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan. Crimp or flute edge. Set aside.



Beat eggs at medium speed in bowl until thick and lemon-colored. Add all remaining filling ingredients; beat until well mixed. Pour filling ingredients into prepared crust. Bake 10 minutes. 


Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Beat 1/2 cup whipping cream at high speed in bowl, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and ginger. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Top each serving with dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional ground ginger, if desired.

Store pie and whipped cream in refrigerator.

*Substitute 2 cups mashed cooked fresh pumpkin. 

**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon eachground nutmeg and cloves.



Prep Time: 30 min

Total Time: 1:40

Servings: 8 slices


Crust

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold  butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Filling

2 eggs
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin*
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice**
1/2 teaspoon salt

Ginger Whipped Cream

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger




Recipe provided by Land O'Lakes, a member of
the Home Baking Association