Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Made-from-scratch pies are always worth the effort. For this pie recipe we took classic pumpkin pie, but infused chai spices for a new flavor dimension classic pumpkin pie can't beat.

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
30 mins
8 slices


  • 1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon Chai Spice Blend or purchased chai spice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half

  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon Chai Spice Blend or purchased chai spice

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening or lard

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening or lard

  • ¼ cup ice water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry circle and trim. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake 15 minutes. Remove foil.

  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large bowl combine next five ingredients (through salt). Add eggs; beat lightly with a fork until combined. Gradually stir in half-and-half just until combined.

  3. Place baked pastry shell on oven rack; pour filling into pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie loosely with foil. Bake 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes more or until a knife comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. Cover and chill within 2 hours. If desired, serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and chai spice. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (1/4 to 1/3 cup total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Chai Spice Blend

In a bowl combine 1 tsp. finely ground fennel seeds, 1 tsp. ground cloves, 2 tsp. ground cardamom, 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, dash freshly ground pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
25g Fat
49g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 274mg 6%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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