Right around this time, I start whipping out the pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie recipes. My family loves both types of pies, so I can’t go wrong either way. There are so many different recipes for these Thanksgiving favorites and I always feel like I have to try them all. After all, I want to have the best pies I can when Thanksgiving rolls around. My husband greatly prefers sweet potato pies and my middle daughter, Brittany, much prefers pumpkin pies. The rest of us love them both to distraction.
That’s actually one of my top tips for Holiday baking: Experiment! Try out different recipes before the big day rolls around. Never, never, never try a new recipe on a holiday. Granted, more times than not (if you know what you’re doing, anyway) the recipe will turn out fantastic – but if you’re fairly new to cooking or if you frankly don’t do it that often, it’s better to be safe than sorry (and hungry!).
You’re going to love this Honey Pumpkin Pie Recipe – and just in time for Thanksgiving. Be sure to make the Honey Whipped Cream to top it off. Heavenly!
Both recipes are from the National Honey Board – I’ve got nothing but deep love for anyone who makes the world a sweeter place in which to live, love, and laugh.
Recipe for Honey Pumpkin Pie
1 pastry for single 9-inch pie crust
3/4 cup honey
1 can (15 oz.) canned pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425°F
In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Brush one teaspoon beaten egg on inside of pie crust. Place crust on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients to remaining beaten eggs and whisk to combine. Remove pie crust from oven and carefully pour honey pumpkin mixture into hot crust; bake 5 minutes more at 425°F. Reduce heat to 350°F, and bake 30 to 40 minutes more, until filling is set. Cool completely and serve with Honey Whipped Cream (recipe follows).
Tip: For Honey Walnut Pumpkin Pie, just before serving, combine 1/3 cup honey, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup vanilla. Carefully spread over pie, cut and serve.
Recipe For Honey Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat whipping cream until mixture thickens; gradually add honey and beat until soft peaks form. Fold in vanilla. Makes 2 cups. Delicious!