Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Pie
Basic Pie Dough for Apple Pie
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin, (1 3/4 cups)
1 cup half-and-half
For Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
4 Hours 15 Minutes
- Using kitchen shears or a paring knife, trim dough to a 1-inch overhang. With floured fingers, fold overhang under itself to form a rim; pinch between thumb and forefinger to form a uniform edge around rim of plate. Crimp with fingertips. Refrigerate pie shell until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line dough with aluminum foil, folding foil over rim of pie plate. Fill with dried beans or pie weights; bake until crust is firm, about 20 minutes. Carefully remove foil and beans. Cool crust completely before filling.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, pumpkin-pie spice, and pumpkin. Whisk in half-and-half. Pour mixture into cooled pie crust. Bake until set, about 1 hour. Cool on rack at room temperature, 1 hour, then refrigerate to cool completely.
- Make whipped cream: In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream, maple syrup, and granulated sugar until soft peaks form.