Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
My DH found this on the net somewhere...I made it last year for Thanksgiving. It instantly became our new family pumpkin pie. Wonderful recipe!!
- 1 9 in.baked pastry shell
- 1 tablespoon gelatin powder (such as Knox)
- 3 whole eggs, separated
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄4 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- Cool Whip (optional)
- Put the gelatin to soak in 1/4 cup cold water.
- Beat the egg yolks in a double boiler, and add brown sugar, pumpkin, milk, and salt and spices to it.
- Cook and stir this over simmering water till it thickens.
- Add the soaked gelatin until it dissolves.
- Remove from the stove and chill till filling starts to set.
- (I put the pot in ice water).
- Whip the 3 egg whites till stiff but not dry.
- Slowly add the 1/2 cup white sugar, then fold into pumpkin mixture.
- Fill pie shell and chill several hours.
- Serve with Cool Whip.
- Preparation time is approximate.
This was good, just not a favorite among the pumpkin lovers in my family. We felt that the pumpkin taste was barely there--- it could have used more spices and a richer flavor for our tastes. I did follow other's suggestions and use a graham cracker crust, which went well with the lightness of this pie.
I typically make the custard style pumpkin pie and was very pleased at the ease and taste of this recipe. In place of the baked pastry shell, I did use Graham-Cracker Crust (Microwave) and for the spices an equal amount of Baking Spice Blend Mix. The brown sugar was reduced to 1/3 cup and 1/3 cup of white sugar was used in the egg whites. I did add 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tarter to the egg whites while whipping. The pie was made in an 8x8 inch pan and made 9 servings. I will keep this on hand to use again.
Wonderful pie, and so easy! I loved the flavor of the spices. I made a graham cracker crust using maple syrup, and the combination with the pumpkin and spices both tasted and smelled heavenly.