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Thanksgiving is just a few days away and while my boys look forward to the meal, I know that they are really looking forward to dessert. Pumpkin pie is a must have for our family, but for the group Thanksgiving meal we attend I am always looking at other options as well. Check out these delicious Thanksgiving dessert ideas, including my husband’s Pumpkin Pie recipe.
Pumpkin Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream
Nothing seems to say Thanksgiving like a good pumpkin pie. While you can pick one up in the freezer section, it is SO much better to make your own. It really isn’t that hard to do. I have the main recipe below and will share how we make pie crust in our house later this holiday season.
And, the same goes for having homemade whipped cream instead of a can or the fake stuff in the freezer section. Nothing compares and it is quick to do as all you need is heavy whipping cream, sugar (added to taste) and a hand blender!
- 2 unbaked pie crusts (premade if you are short on time), put into pie plates to make a shell.
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 4 large eggs
- 1 (29 oz.) can of pumpkin (or equivalent amount of cooked pumpkin)
- 2 cans (12 fluid ounces each) of evaporated milk
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees (F).
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt and spices.
- In a larger bowl, beat the eggs.
- Stir in the pumpkin and spice mix, making sure it is well blended.
- Add the evaporated milk, gradually, until your mixture is uniform in consistency.
- Pour into the pie shells.
- Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees, baking for an additional 40 to 50 minutes. Test by inserting a knife in the center and making sure it comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.
*** While you can freeze leftovers, the filling may separate from the crust in the process.
*** 3 tsp of pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the individual amounts in this recipe. The flavor may be slightly different.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 749 Sodium: 2330mg Carbohydrates: 224g Sugar: 217g Protein: 1g
11 Other Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
Pecan Pie with no butter or corn syrup from Life with Captain Fussybuckets.
Yummy Pumpkin Bars at Meaningful Mama.
Pumpkin Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.
Libby’s Pumpkin Roll by Mamma Lew.
Spiced Pear Bread Puddings showcased at Snappy Gourmet.
Caramel Apple Pie at My Thrifty Jinxy.
Lemon Chiffon Pie over at Tastes Better from Scratch.
Nutella Chocolate Cream Pie at Baking and Boys!
Homemade Baker’s Square French Silk Pie from Amanda’s Cookin’.
Peanut Butter Pie at Bless This Mess.
Four Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Dip showcased at Just Us Four.
What are your favorite desserts for Thanksgiving?
This post was originally published on Nov 25, 2014.