This Week in America's Test Kitchen: Pumpkin Pie

One of the reasons people go overboard on the main dishes at Thanksgiving? Oftentimes, the desserts aren't worth saving any room for. Take pumpkin pie, for example. Too often, this holiday classic appears at the end of a Thanksgiving meal as a grainy, overspiced, canned-pumpkin custard encased in a soggy crust. The cooks at America's Test Kitchen set out to create a pumpkin pie recipe destined to be a new classic: velvety smooth, packed with pumpkin flavor and just enough fragrant spices. To do this, they concentrated the moist canned pumpkin, prebaked the pie crust, and relied on an unusual ingredient to boost the flavor.

Watch the video above for step-by-step instructions or get the recipe at America's Test Kitchen (free registration required).