Pumpkin Chiffon Pie


A gingersnap crust adds double the fall flavor to this festive pie recipe.

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Photo: Robert Jacobs
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins


  • Gingersnap Crust (recipe below)

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • Whipped cream (optional)

  • Chopped toasted pecans (optional)


  1. Prepare Gingersnap Crust; set aside.

    For filling:

  2. In medium saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, the gelatin, cinnamon, allspice, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin dissolves.

  3. In medium bowl, slightly beat egg yolks. Slowly stir about half of the hot milk mixture into yolks. Return yolk mixture to saucepan. Stir in pumpkin. Bring to gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until mixture mounds when spooned, stirring occasionally.

  4. In chilled medium bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar with chilled beaters of electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold into pumpkin mixture.

  5. Transfer filling to crust. Cover and chill about 4 hours or until set. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and pecans. Makes 8 servings.

Gingersnap Crust:

  1. Lightly coat 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups finely crushed gingersnaps and 1/3 cup melted butter; toss gently to combine. Press onto bottom and side of prepared pie plate. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until firm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
23g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 5g

*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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