Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie
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Pumpkin Meringue Pie – the perfect Thanksgiving Dessert!

A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert!

A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue 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 meringue 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.

A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert!

Why a Meringue?

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.  Let’s be honest, making fresh whipped cream is kind of a inconvenience – 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.

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!

Pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner? Make it the day before.

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.

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!

Slice and Serve your Pumpkin Meringue Pie!

Once your main holiday meal is complete, put on a pot of good coffee, bring our your dessert wines, (give my Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine a try!) 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!

Here’s a quick-reference grocery list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this fantastic Pumpkin Meringue Pie:

  • Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • Pumpkin Puree (1 – 15 oz. can)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Marshmallow Cream (or marshmallow fluff)

(For exact amounts and directions, please reference the recipe below.)

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Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for my Pumpkin Meringue Pie:

Serves 1 slice

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

A delicious twist on the classic pumpkin pie, this his wonderfully simple pumpkin pie recipe is topped with a silky, delicious meringue.  Easy enough to make for a simple holiday meal, and fancy enough for a formal dinner, this Pumpkin Meringue Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert!

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 15 Cook Time

1 hr, 35 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1½ c. pumpkin puree
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (12 oz.) can, evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed)
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs, sightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 (7 oz.) container, marshmallow cream (or marshmallow fluff)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pie tin or pie plate (average of about 9") with the store-bought pie crust. Crimp or fold over the edges of the crust to fit the plate. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and salt. Whisk until smooth. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake pie for 55 - 60 minutes. Before removing from the oven, test pie to ensure it is done by inserting a knife blade into the center. If knife comes out clean, pie is done. Let pie cool completely.
  3. For meringue: Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium high speed until soft peaks form. Add the marshmallow cream and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. (Meringue should hold its shape.) Spread meringue over the top of the pie, leaving a small space between the crust and meringue. (Don't make peaks or tips of the meringue. They will burn before the rest of the meringue cooks.) Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Let pie cool completely before serving.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert
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Have an amazing holiday season filled with joy, laughter, blessings and fabulous food.  ~Erin

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!

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  1. I've never seen pumpkin pie as a meringue - but I like the idea! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!
  2. I love pumpkin pies have since I was a kid but in all my years this is thee first of this kind. I will be trying it out soon thanks for sharing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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