We’re just getting into those wonderful fall holidays-and birthdays. I used this recipe from Just Imagine to a bake a pie for a friend’s birthday party. I made very minor changes-I upped the spice, altered the order of some of the steps (I’m never very good at that) and didn’t blind bake my crust because, well, I never blind bake a crust.
I also baked it in a round cake tin. I normally would have used a pie tin but all of my three seemed to be dirty all at the same time…I’m not sure how that happened. Anyway, I liked the way the pan worked out for a pumpkin pie. I normally end up with a trail of pie custard everywhere when I use a pie pan but the cake tin was deep enough to avoid overflow.
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 stick butter melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup half and half
1 can pumpkin
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin spice (or more, I use a heaping tsp)
1 egg plus 2 egg yokes
1 tsp vanilla
1 pie crust, of choice
In a mixer bowl beat cream cheese, then add pumpkin and beat. Add eggs and yokes and just beat. Add sugar and beat. Add butter and cream and beat until just combined. Finally, add salt, vanilla, and pumpkin spice and beat till just combined.
Pour custard into a pie dish prepared with the crust. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until just set.
Remember to stop by Fall Into the Holidays and check out the great projects linked up there!