Invert your pumpkin pie this year by topping pumpkin pie filling with a ginger cookie crumble.
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Behold! Desserts for Every Season has devised a pumpkin pie recipe that hits all the marks. Sweet, spicy, earthy and warm, with a freshly made filling that puts it head and shoulders over your average Thanksgiving dessert.
An easy peanut butter alternative, this nut spread is souped up with homemade pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup.
Chocolate and pumpkin is not the most intuitive combination, but something magical happens when you combine the two in this riff on pumpkin pie. This pie is not aggressively chocolaty, but if you're looking for something new this Thanksgiving, try adding a swirl of subtle cocoa flavor to your pumpkin pie routine.
An extra-smooth and creamy pumpkin pie. The secret ingredient is cream cheese, which gives it a smooth, rich texture, and a mild tang.
This is my dream pumpkin pie, smooth and creamy, with a double booze infusion. There's a hint of bourbon in the filling, but since booze that is baked loses its edge, I've incorporated it into the maple bourbon mascarpone topping as well. The combination of the creamy filling and topping and a light layer of toasted pecans makes this pie the winner for adults this holiday season.
This is a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie for those who love the flavor but crave something lighter. The light, crumbly, spicy cookie crust complements the mellow pumpkin flavor and luscious, airy texture perfectly. It's a great finish to a heavy meal.
For a very special Thanksgiving-themed episode of Throwdown!, Bobby Flay showed down with Michele Albano of Michele's Pies for a Pumpkin Pie bake-off. As someone who has always preferred pecan to pumpkin when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, I have to say that Bobby's pie was the best of both worlds. It had the ideal ratio of pumpkin flavor cut with the warmth of brown sugar and molasses. And I'd be happy eating anything topped with that fantastic Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Crunch.
What sets this pie apart is that it uses a ginger-infused custard base to lighten up the traditional canned pumpkin puree.