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Candied ginger and cognac make this pumpkin pie unique.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
20 mins
1 9-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place baked pie shell on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly. Add cream, salt, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and pumpkin. Mix well, then stir in candied ginger and cognac, rum, or bourbon (see Cook's Note). Carefully pour mixture into baked pastry shell.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue to bake until a knife point inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Custard will still jiggle. Serve pie warm or at room temperature. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Cook's Notes:

I pre-bake the pie shell to ensure the bottom crust stays crisp.

You may substitute rum or bourbon for the cognac, if you prefer.

The pie can be served warm, but I prefer to serve it at room temperature. Since the center often cracks as it cools, you can use that as an excuse to pipe on rosettes of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 122.5mg; sodium 253mg. Full Nutrition