A spicy version of the all time favorite pumpkin pie.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Combine cookie crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter in a 9 inch pie pan. Press into sides. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Combine pumpkin, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Blend with wire whisk until combined.

  • Pour into crust. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour. Let cool. Refrigerate to chill.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 356 mg sodium. 47.4 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
I noticed that quite a few people complained that the pie was watery that the crust was soggy or that the crust burned. So when I made this I left the sugar out of the crust as the cookies are sweet enough already and the sugar is what caused the crust to burn for some people. Also I used a package of cream cheese instead of the can of evaporated milk so that it would not be soggy. Finally I have found from experience that if I ever use any number but 3 eggs when a pie requires them that I will be sorry so I made it with 3. It turned out phenomenal! The crust was crispy and sticky like candy and buttery too. The combination of ginger and pumpkin was just so wonderful it took me right back to my childhood and made me feel all euphoric and happy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/02/2003
gingersnap crust becomes soggy and blends in with the pumpkin Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
I noticed that quite a few people complained that the pie was watery that the crust was soggy or that the crust burned. So when I made this I left the sugar out of the crust as the cookies are sweet enough already and the sugar is what caused the crust to burn for some people. Also I used a package of cream cheese instead of the can of evaporated milk so that it would not be soggy. Finally I have found from experience that if I ever use any number but 3 eggs when a pie requires them that I will be sorry so I made it with 3. It turned out phenomenal! The crust was crispy and sticky like candy and buttery too. The combination of ginger and pumpkin was just so wonderful it took me right back to my childhood and made me feel all euphoric and happy. Read More
(123)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
I noticed that quite a few people complained that the pie was watery that the crust was soggy or that the crust burned. So when I made this I left the sugar out of the crust as the cookies are sweet enough already and the sugar is what caused the crust to burn for some people. Also I used a package of cream cheese instead of the can of evaporated milk so that it would not be soggy. Finally I have found from experience that if I ever use any number but 3 eggs when a pie requires them that I will be sorry so I made it with 3. It turned out phenomenal! The crust was crispy and sticky like candy and buttery too. The combination of ginger and pumpkin was just so wonderful it took me right back to my childhood and made me feel all euphoric and happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I love this recipe. I was just about to add it but see someone already did. I changed the recipe a little bit to suit my taste. First of all I just use the entire 15oz can of pumpkin. I never know what to do with the little bit of "extra" so I tried adding it. The pie came out great. I also add 1/2 tsp. ground ginger and substitute cloves for the nutmeg. My husband loves this too. He commented that the top tastes just a regular pumpkin pie but that the crust is so much more flavorful. Well I'm off to make one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2003
When baking this pie note that it is watery when it is removed from the oven and will set as it cools. The flavor is good but the texture a little thick; next time I will omit the cornstarch. It is not my favorite but my family and guests loved it so I will probably make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
I thought this pie recipe was great. Didn't have quite enough gingersnap crumbs so added some vanilla wafer crumbs with it and it worked fine. I certainly will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
I used only the gingersnap crust portion of this recipe (I have my own pumpkin pie filling recipe) and it was fantastic! I did need to add an additional Tbl of butter to the crust to make it press into the pan without crumbling. The 2nd time I made this I left off the sugar (the cookies have plenty!). Would do that again! One tip is to pour the filling almost all the way to the edge that way not so much crust is showing (the molasses in the cookies makes the crust look burned although it isn't). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/02/2003
gingersnap crust becomes soggy and blends in with the pumpkin Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2003
Very good. A nice twist on traditional pumpkin pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
So much healthier than crusts made with shortening or lard and everyone loved this pie! Said they preferred by far to traditional Pumpkin Pie. I used only 2 T. butter and baked my crust about 10 minutes because my gingersnaps were stale. I also used fresh ground clove instead of nutmeg. I had 8 3/4" pie tin and had to bake 1 hr 10 m. This my new Pumpkin Pie Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2010
I am not a pumpkin pie fan but the holidays mean I have to offer it. The first time I made this I mistakenly bought pumpkin pie filling instead of plain pumpkin so I used the recipe on the Libby's can. Baking time was right on for this mixture to set and the crust really adds some zip to counter what I think is the bland mushiness of pumpkin filling. I'm still not wild about pumpkin pie but I happily finished my slice. I would give four stars for the crust alone but the second time we used the filling recipe here. As one reviewer pointed out it did not look set. I let it bake about 15 minutes longer but unfortunately the extra time scorched the entire crust. When I make this again I will follow that reviewer's advice to use the baking time suggested and let the pie completely set out of the oven. Or I'll just use the Libby's mixture again. The crumb crust takes up more room in the pan than a regular pie crust and this recipe makes three times the amount of filling needed for one non-deep-dish 9-inch pie. Next time I will either increase the crust recipe or decrease the filling amount. Given the issue with the filling setting I wouldn't recommend using a deep-dish pan. Read More
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