Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Completely spread meringue to the edge of the hot pie; seal by lightly pressing to the crust.

Ginger Pumpkin Meringue Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • cup milk

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 recipe Gingersnap-Graham Crust

  • 1 recipe Brown Sugar Meringue

Gingersnap-Graham Crust

  • ¾ cup finely crushed gingersnaps (about 12 cookies)

  • ½ cup finely crushed graham crackers (7 squares)

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Brown Sugar Meringue

  • 3 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. For filling, in a large bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, ginger, salt, and cinnamon. Add eggs; lightly beat with a fork to combine. Gradually add milk and maple syrup, stirring just until combined.

  2. Pour filling into Gingersnap-Graham Crust. To prevent overbrowning, loosely cover edge of pie with foil. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove foil. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

  3. Carefully spread Brown Sugar Meringue over hot filling; seal to edge. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Loosely cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.

Gingersnap-Graham Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl combine gingersnaps, graham crackers, and sugar. Stir in butter. Spread evenly on bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 4 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 piecrust.

Brown Sugar Meringue

  1. In a large bowl let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add brown sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until mixture forms stiff peaks (tips stand straight).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
10g Fat
52g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 404mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 296mg 6%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
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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