Incredible chiffon pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust. A family favorite pie that always disappears quickly.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 hrs 35 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch 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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  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and the melted butter together in a bowl, and press the crust mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate, pressing the crumbs up the side of the plate. Chill until the crust is firm, about 30 minutes.

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  • Pour the water into a bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over the water. Allow the gelatin to soften in the water for about 5 minutes. Combine the pumpkin, egg yolks, 1/2 cup of sugar, milk, salt, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon in a saucepan, and mix until smooth. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat until it almost reaches a simmer, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes; stir in the gelatin and water until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove the mixture from the heat.

  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks; gradually beat in 1/2 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract until the mixture is glossy. Lightly fold the egg whites into the pumpkin mixture, keeping as much air in the mixture as possible. Scoop the pumpkin mixture into the graham cracker crust. Chill several hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 100.9mg 34% DV; sodium 408.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
This was fabulous! My family typically does not like pumpkin pie. All four kids and hubby LOVED this. We at it in one sitting. I did not use the graham cracker crust I just made a simple pie/tart crust (w/ real butter of course) and pre baked it ahead of time. The flavor was perfect not too rich extra light and melt in your mouth fluffy! Yummmm! The pie was not as set as I would think it should be but I'm sure it's either that I didn't cook/thicken it on the stove long enough or it didn't chill long enough. My family was so excited to try it we only chilled it for about 3 hours. I'm making it again tonight and will chill it overnight this time again using the pre-baked crust. Now how do I politely tell my in-laws that I don't want them to bring pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving dinner because we like this one better.: ) Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/04/2011
didn't go over well best to stick with traditional pumpkin pie for T'giving Read More
(5)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
This was fabulous! My family typically does not like pumpkin pie. All four kids and hubby LOVED this. We at it in one sitting. I did not use the graham cracker crust I just made a simple pie/tart crust (w/ real butter of course) and pre baked it ahead of time. The flavor was perfect not too rich extra light and melt in your mouth fluffy! Yummmm! The pie was not as set as I would think it should be but I'm sure it's either that I didn't cook/thicken it on the stove long enough or it didn't chill long enough. My family was so excited to try it we only chilled it for about 3 hours. I'm making it again tonight and will chill it overnight this time again using the pre-baked crust. Now how do I politely tell my in-laws that I don't want them to bring pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving dinner because we like this one better.: ) Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
Ginger snap cookies are a good alternative to graham crackers to add more flavor. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
A family favorite. I add some fresh nutmeg and increase the cinnamon. My family has been making this for years and I was glad to see it on Allrecipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
This was very delicious and easy! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is just what i was looking for! A light version of pumpkin pie. This is my go too recipes for pumpkin pie. Excellent flavor and texture. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
11/04/2011
didn't go over well best to stick with traditional pumpkin pie for T'giving Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
This was just delicious. I made for Thanksgiving today and my husband loved it. It's light and fluffy not runny. I used a pre-made shortbread cookie pie crust and sprinkled toffee bits on top. It's not as dense as regular pumpkin pie so it's great after a heavy meal. Thanks Mary! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
Just like i REMEMBER MY aUNT MAKING THEM. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2016
My mother used to make a pie like this but I couldn't follow her cryptic recipe. Found this and it's almost identical. High calorie and tons of sugar awesome! This is the best Thanksgiving/Christmas pie I have ever had and it's just like my mom used to make. Read More
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