Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie—Dessert for 8

Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie is a delightful spin on the classic American dessert. This innovative recipe incorporates traditional pumpkin pie elements, but with a unique twist that adds an unexpected layer of complexity and flavor. It’s the perfect dessert for those seeking a fresh take on a beloved staple.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts, ready-made or homemade
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
  2. Place your 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts into the pie dishes
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 can pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, and 1/2 tsp ground cloves using your whisk
  4. In the same bowl, add in the 4 large eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition
  5. Gradually whisk in the 2 cups evaporated milk until fully incorporated
  6. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract until well combined
  7. Pour this mixture evenly into your prepared pie crusts using your rubber spatula to scrape any remaining mixture from the bowl
  8. Place both pie dishes on a baking sheet if available for easier handling and transfer to the preheated oven using your oven mitts pair
  9. Bake for 15 minutes at this temperature then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) without removing pies from oven and continue baking for an additional 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean
  10. While pies are baking, prepare cream cheese mixture: In a medium mixing bowl using an electric mixer or hand whisk, beat together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy Add orange zest (prepared with zester), orange juice (prepared with juicer), and maple syrup Beat until well combined
  11. Once pies are done baking, remove them from oven using oven mitts pair and place them on cooling rack to cool completely Once cooled completely, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over both pies using rubber spatula Slice each pie into four servings for a total of eight servings’

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Beti’s Reflections

As an adventurous foodie, I’m always on the hunt for unique recipes that add a dash of excitement to traditional dishes. On my recent culinary journey through American cuisine, I stumbled upon a delightful twist on the classic American Pumpkin Pie – the Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie Recipe. This innovative recipe is a testament to the creativity and diversity of American dessert recipes, offering a fresh take on a beloved fall baking idea.

The Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie is an easy pumpkin pie recipe that serves eight people. It’s not suitable for those following gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or low-fat diets or those looking for no sugar desserts. But if you’re up for a sweet and spicy pumpkin pie with an unexpected twist, this recipe is perfect!

The ingredients in this homemade pumpkin pie with cream cheese are simple yet flavorful. The base of the pie uses canned pumpkin puree, which gives it that authentic pumpkin flavor we all love in our fall season pumpkin dessert recipes. The spices – ground cinnamon and ginger – add warmth and depth to the pie while evaporated milk lends it a creamy texture. The real star here is the cream cheese topping infused with orange zest and maple syrup; it adds an unexpected tangy-sweet layer that elevates this from your typical American style pumpkin pie.

Making this Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie from scratch is straightforward and fun! Start by preheating your oven and preparing your pie crusts in their dishes. In a large bowl, combine your pumpkin puree, sugar, salt, and spices before whisking in eggs one at a time followed by evaporated milk – this ensures everything gets incorporated evenly for that perfectly spiced pumpkin pie taste! Pour this mixture into your crusts and bake at two different temperatures to get that firm yet creamy texture we all crave in our homemade pumpkin pies.

While your pies are baking away, whip up your cream cheese topping with powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and maple syrup. Once your pies have cooled completely, spread this tangy-sweet mixture over the top for a unique twist on classic pumpkin pie. 

There you have it – the Pumpkin Twist-a-Pie Recipe! This American dessert recipe is a fun and delicious twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. It’s perfect for those looking to spice up their Thanksgiving desserts or anyone wanting to try baking with ground cinnamon and ginger in a new way. So why not give this easy-to-follow pumpkin pie recipe a try? You might just find your new favorite fall baking idea!

Remember, cooking is an adventure – so don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things! Happy baking from TheKitchen.ai!

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