Poetic Pumpkin Pie


I like pumpkin pie, but have always found it a tad boring in its usual form. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and brown sugar whipped cream breathe new life into traditional pumpkin pie and make it, well, poetic!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
8 servings



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground cloves

Brown Sugar Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in an 8-inch pie pan using a fork; press lightly into bottom and up sides of pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is set and lightly browned, about 7 minutes; remove from oven and cool.

  4. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon zest, salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger, and cloves together in a bowl until smooth; pour over cooled crust.

  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until filling is set and edges of crust are dark golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool pie completely.

  7. Beat cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater: whipped cream should form sharp peaks. Spread whipped cream over cooled pie and lightly dust with a pinch nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

522 Calories
30g Fat
57g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 522
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 575mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 198mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 373mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.