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Pumpkin Pie!

We celebrate Christmas here at McKinney Kitchen, so I would like to wish all of you who are also celebrating, Merry Christmas!  Those of you who celebrate other winter holidays, I want to wish you Happy Holidays!

We love pumpkin pie here in the McKinney Kitchen.  Its one of the few things all of us enjoy.  So, its strange that I only make it during the winter holidays.  I serve it cold, so it wouldn’t be weird to have a cold pie during the summer right?  I think its the flavor profile that we associate with fall/winter which is probably why I never think to make pumpkin pie in July.  Anyway, I make 2-3 pumpkin pies a year, in the months of November and December.  It really is an easy pie to make, frozen pie crust (though you could make your own) and mixing a few ingredients together.  Dump it in the pie crust and bake.  Simple!

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I forgot to take a picture before my husband got a hold of it.  Simple and classic. I loosely follow the recipe on the can of pumpkin.  I do use pumpkin pie spice but less than they recommend and instead of using evaporated milk, I use coffee creamer (flavored).  My favorite is using hazelnut, but french vanilla and butter pecan also make great pumpkin pie.


Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Easy pumpkin pie to add to your holiday table.


Inspired by verybestbaking.com

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 c. liquid coffee creamer
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin.
  3. Add sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice, stir well to incorporate.
  4. Slowly mix in coffee creamer.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, lower oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 40-50 minutes. Pie will be done when a knife is inserted near the center and comes out clean.
  7. Refrigerate and top with whipped cream if desired.

What is your go to holiday dessert?

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