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Your New Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe

easy pumpkin pieEvery year without fail, I make at least four pumpkin pies during the holiday season. Yes, four. Whether it's for Thanksgiving or by special request from my dad who can't get enough of pumpkin everything, I'm baking up lots of holiday pies.

I recently found a new recipe that I'm excited to try. The addition of grated orange zest gives the pie a nice fresh flavor. A delicious twist on a classic favorite, this recipe is sure to be a hit during the holiday season.

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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes     Cook Time: 50 minutes     Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-purchased piecrust for a 9-inch pie pan
  • 2 cups uncooked dried beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Prep:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
  2. LINE a 9-inch Reynolds® Bakeware pie pan with the store-bought piecrust dough; crimp edge around rim of pie pan. Place pan with dough on a sturdy baking sheet.
  3. PLACE 12-inch sheet of parchment paper over dough in pie pan. Carefully pour dried beans into center of parchment paper; spread beans into an even layer. Bake 15 minutes, until edges of crust start to brown. Lift parchment sheet with beans from crust and toss. Set piecrust on wire rack to cool.
  4. WHISK together the pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, cream, milk, orange zest, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg in a large bowl until completely blended. Pour the filling into the baked piecrust.

Cook:

  1. BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes, until the filling is set in the middle and a toothpick in inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. COOL completely on wire rack. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream (optional).

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Disposable bakeware is perfect for baking and transporting pies to parties and family gatherings. The no-stick surface makes the pie easy to remove from the pan, and the design dresses up on-the-go desserts.

Moms, what are your tricks to make your pies irresistible?

 

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