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Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I have decided to dedicate November to all things pie. It seems appropriate since Thanksgiving dessert tables are typically centered around a delicate pecan or a delicious pumpkin. But this year, we are going to take things up a notch. We are going to give you something that will blow the competition away. We call it the Extreme Pumpkin Pie. We started with a basic pumpkin pie recipe, and dressed it up with a sweet and crunchy gingersnap crust and then to top it all off we added a decadent cream cheese swirl topping.

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Extreme Pumpkin Pie

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Gingersnap Crust

  • 6 tbs. melted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs

Pumpkin Pie Base

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 2/3 cup pumpkin puree

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

for the crust:

  1. In a food processor, place gingersnaps and mix on high speed until they become small crumbs.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix gingersnap crumbs and melted butter. Mix until all the crumbs are coated in the butter.
  3. Cover the bottom and sides of the pie plate with crumb mixture.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes.

for the pumpkin base:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and set aside
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs and pumpkin puree.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated.
  4. Once everything is mixed together, gradually add evaporated milk and mix until incorporated completely.
  5. Add pumpkin base to baked pie crust.

for the cream cheese swirl:

  1. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add corn syrup and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. Place cream cheese mixture in a pipping bag and make swirling patterns on top of the pumpkin base.
  4. Bake pie for 35-40 minutes.

*One 9" Pie

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Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (1)


Was my pumpkin mixture supposed to turn out like straight up liquid? I think I acrewed that up. Waiting for it to come out of the oven to see. Ahhh! #imaterriblebaker

Lindsay Nathanson

It is supposed to be liquid! It will firm up in the oven.