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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Easy Pumpkin Pie

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Stephanie Gallagher
The hardest part about making pumpkin pie is getting the crust right. With this easy recipe, you don't have to worry about that, because it starts with a frozen pie crust. Crushed pecans and graham crackers provide a barrier to keep the pie crust from getting soggy. To make this recipe a tad healthier, try using a whole wheat frozen pie crust (it has more fiber). You can find them in natural foods supermarkets, like Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 9-inch frozen pie crust, thawed according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree (unsweetened, not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk (skim is okay)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • whipped cream, for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs and chopped pecans. Press into bottom and up the sides of thawed pie crust, forming a thin layer on top of the pie crust.

  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Pour into prepared crust.

  4. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake another 35-50 minutes, until a knife inserted one inch from the edge comes out mostly clean. The center of the pie will still look wet and be jiggly.

  5. Cool completely (2-3 hours) before serving. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
It was easy!, Member erickrp

I made the pie and it was easy and delicious. I bought two regular-sized pie shells and found that I could use half the crumbs in each, and half the pumpkin mixture in each. If I'd gotten deep dish, perhaps the whole recipe would have fit in one shell. Very good!

13 out of 14 people found this helpful.

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