Monday, November 23, 2009

Yum, Pumpkin...

Do you need a good dessert for your upcoming Thanksgiving meal? Do you like pumpkin? This recipe is fantastic. I made it last week just to test it out. It was a big thumbs up. It was gone in a day, between Josh, myself and the kids. Hope you enjoy it too. {Found at Southern Living}

Pumpkin Pie Spectacular:

  • 1/2  (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 2  cups  crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps)
  • 1  cup  pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  • 1  (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1  (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2  large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2  cup  sour cream
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • Pecan Streusel
  • 7  thin ginger cookies, halved
  • Ginger-Spice Topping, ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp.
2. Stir together crushed gingersnaps and next 3 ingredients. Press mixture on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of piecrust.
3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).
4. Stir together pumpkin and next 6 ingredients until well blended. Pour into prepared crust. Place pie on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle Pecan Streusel around edge of crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set, shielding edges with aluminum foil during last 25 to 30 minutes of baking, if necessary. Insert ginger cookies around edge of crust. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Dollop with Ginger-Spice Topping; dust with cinnamon.

Pecan Streusel


  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup  firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 3/4  cup  pecans, coarsely chopped


Stir together flour, brown sugar, melted butter, and chopped pecans.

Ginger-Spice Topping:


  • 1  (8-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground ginger


Stir together thawed whipped topping, cinnamon, and ginger.


Anonymous said...

This looks good! I think I am going to try it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It sounds delicious - Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Looks yummy!

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