A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie! Dazzle your dinner guests with this wonderfully simple pie recipe that is topped with a silky, delicious meringue. Easy enough to make for your holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert!
As far as I’m concerned, you simply cannot have Thanksgiving without a really awesome pie. Yes, you can certainly have more than one dessert, especially if you’re hosting a big crowd. My Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake is a nice addition. But to not have pie, particularly pumpkin pie, on Thanksgiving seems to be somewhat of a travesty. I am definitely a pumpkin pie person. My husband and mom are all about pecan pie, and my brothers cannot get through a holiday without Mom’s Famous Coconut Cream Pie. Any way you slice it (haha – see what I did there?!) pie is the quintessential dessert for Thanksgiving.
Since pumpkin pie is my personal favorite, I wanted to revamp the classic pumpkin dessert and given it a bit more glamour, and sophistication by adding a gorgeous meringue. Don’t worry – making a meringue to go on top of this pie is actually a really simple process. If you have a hand or stand mixer, I have the KitchenAid KSM150PSGR Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Imperial Grey it basically does all of the work for you. I actually really love the idea of adding a meringue to a pumpkin pie. It eliminates the whipped cream that has to be made during your Thanksgiving meal – which, let’s be honest, is kind of a pain – especially when you have guests, and leftovers to take care of and dishes, and all the other things that come with hosting a holiday meal. A meringue also adds a gorgeous, cloud-like topping to the pie that makes it wonderfully special for a holiday meal.
Another awesome thing about this pie recipe is that it can all be made in advance. I actually like to make my pies the day before the big dinner. Once it has cooled, lightly cover with foil (making sure you don’t squish the meringue), and refrigerate. Making your desserts the day before the dinner is a nice way to free up oven space (and time!) When you’re cooking a big turkey, along with sides, and possibly dinner rolls or bread, having your desserts done ahead of time is a good way to plan ahead.
Once your main holiday meal is complete, put on a pot of good coffee, bring our your dessert wines, and serve this amazing Pumpkin Meringue Pie! Your guests will be dazzled and delighted and will likely ask you for the recipe for this wonderfully delicious holiday dessert!
Have an amazing holiday season filled with joy, laughter, blessings and fabulous food. ~Erin