Best Pumpkin Pie With Cranberry Caramel Topper

For this classic Thanksgiving dessert, use the lower amount of spice for a mildly spiced pie. The larger amount yields a bigger flavor.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 55 mins 375°F
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Best Pumpkin Pie With Cranberry Caramel Topper
Ingredients
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
3
slightly beaten eggs
1 1/4
cups milk
 
Cranberry-Pecan Caramel Topper (see recipe below) (optional)
 
Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
Directions
  1. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Add eggs; beat lightly with a fork until combined. Gradually add milk; stir until combined.
  3. Carefully pour filling in pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie crust with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.
  4. To serve, top with Cranberry-Pecan Caramel Topper, and/or whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen Tip:

To make ahead, prepare pie as directed; cover and refrigerate up to 2 days before serving.

Cranberry-Pecan Caramel Topper
Ingredients
1/3
cup dried cranberries
3
tablespoons brandy
1 1/2
cups pecan halves, toasted
1/4
cup caramel-flavored ice cream topping
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl combine dried cranberries and brandy; let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in pecan halves and caramel-flavored ice cream topping. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie
Ingredients
1 1/4
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup shortening
4
tablespoons cold water
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time, until all flour mixture is moistened. Form dough in ball. On lightly floured surface use hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp and form a high edge to keep filling from bubbling over. Do not prick pastry.
Nutrition Facts (Best Pumpkin Pie With Cranberry Caramel Topper)
    Per serving:
  • 283 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 82 mg chol.,
  • 263 mg sodium,
  • 40 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 22 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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