- Hands-on time:
- 20 mins. to 40 mins.
- Baking time:
- 50 mins. to 60 mins.
- Total time:
- 3 hrs 10 mins. to 5 hrs 10 mins.
- one 9" pie
Is your pumpkin pie bland, or too spicy, or...? The secret to this pie filling is exotic Vietnamese cinnamon.
- a single 9" pie crust, your favorite recipe, or our favorite pie crust
- 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 to 1 1/4 teaspoons Vietnamese cinnamon, to taste; use the larger amount if you're a cinnamon lover
- pinch (1/16 teaspoon) to 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoonto 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup, light or dark
- 1 1/2 cups milk or a 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1) Mix the flour, spices, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- 2) Add the sugar and pumpkin, blending thoroughly.
- 3) Stir in the syrup and milk. Allow the mixture to rest for 30 to 60 minutes at room temperature; or up to overnight in the refrigerator, if desired; this allows the flavors to meld, and will make the filling smoother.
- 4) Add the beaten eggs, whisking till combined.
- 5) Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Cover the edge of the crust with a crust shield, or aluminum foil.
- 6) Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- 7) Place the pie on the bottom rack of your oven, and bake it for 15 minutes.
- 8) Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F, move the pie to the middle rack, and bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes, or until the temperature at the center is at least 175°F, and a knife inserted 1" from the edge comes out moist, but clean.
- 9) Remove the pie from the oven, and cool to room temperature (or chill) before serving. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
- Yield: 1 pie, about 8 to 10 servings.
Tips from our bakers
- Why the range of spices? So you can match the pie to your audience's taste. Canadians seem to like their pumpkin pies spicy. Americans seem to prefer a blander pie, one where the flavor of pumpkin shines through.