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Who says pumpkin pie is only for Thanksgiving? Whether you're hosting a holiday dinner for your family or just looking to whip up a pie for yourself, these five secrets will ensure that your pumpkin pie is perfect every time!
Tip #1: Finding the Perfect Recipe
The first secret to perfect pumpkin pie is to start with a good recipe. Not all recipes are created equal, and you will want one proven to work well. Here is one of our favorites.
Tip #2: Selecting the Right Ingredients
It’s important to select the right ingredients for your recipe. Pumpkin can be tricky because it varies in quality yearly, but you won’t have any problems going with organic canned puree. Here is our recommendation for an excellent canned pumpkin.
Tip #3: Choosing the Best Sugar
Then there's sugar. White granulated sugar may not always be the best choice, because it lacks the molasses flavor that helps give pumpkin pies their signature taste! Here is a link to our fantastic selection of sugars. These can be used in place of refined white sugar or as a garnish on top of your pie! If you are looking for the best results, choose either brown sugar or maple syrup – they both have a rich flavor that is perfect with pumpkin.
Tip #4: Using Fresh Spices
Another critical factor to consider when making your pie is using fresh spices! Ground store-bought spice mixes will not work well, because their flavors are weak compared to fresh whole seeds and spices.
Try using our new Whiskey Barrel Aged Vanilla. We made this vanilla extract in collaboration with CopperMuse Distillery. Made with the finest vanilla beans from Madagascar and aged in CopperMuse's Straight Malt Whiskey barrels, this vanilla will add complexity and a rich vanilla flavor to all your recipes.
You can also go here for all of the spices you need to make a perfectly seasoned pumpkin pie.
Tip #5: Don’t Overcook Your Pie
One of the keys to a perfect pumpkin pie is knowing when to stop baking it! You’ll be tempted to take it out of the oven early because you want to make sure it's done. However, this can lead to a cracked crust and underbaked filling. Here is a helpful article on how to avoid a cracking crust.
A slice of homemade pumpkin pie is a dessert favorite during the fall and the holidays! So as you’re planning this year’s holiday dinner menu, put pumpkin pie at the top of the dessert list. With these five secrets, you will be well on your way to enjoying the perfect pumpkin pie.