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Monday, November 17, 2014

Pumpkin Custard Cream Cheese Pie

By now you know My Man's sister Amy has some of the BEST recipes around.  Remember her ridiculously good Pumpkin Muffins I posted here last week?  Yeah, well now she's sharing this Pumpkin Custard Cream Cheese Pie just in time for Thanksgiving!  Enjoy, my friends . . . .





Pumpkin Custard, Cream Cheese Pie
*Grandma B’s famous Pumpkin Custard Pie with our addition of a delish cream cheese layer.


Who chooses a pumpkin dessert for their favorite dessert to be served on their birthday?  My hubs and most of our kids that’s who.  REALLY?!  Even when they can have chocolate ice-cream Snickers Pie, or our ULTIMATE Chocolate Cake, or cheesecake, or Mountain Mud Pie, or our famous Eighth Grade Apple Pie?  Seriously?!  Yep!  I’m telling you!  This is the dessert that 5 of the crew choose every time!  Grandma B is famous for her pumpkin custard pie and with the addition of the cream cheese layer….it’s to-die-for. 

P.S. Just so you know….people who HATE pumpkin pie have been known to go back for seconds…truly!

With Thanksgiving around the corner we thought we’d share the love and post our famous recipe!  Love and pumpkin deliciousness!  Amy J

Let’s get crackin’……….

Make your 2 pie crusts:
Lisa posted our favorite no-mess way to roll out pie crust and it's the method I learned in 8th grade home economics class.  Funny thing…I still use that method today!  All my kids above the age of 7 make pie crust using this method.  Super easy!  I’ve taught classes using this method.  Seriously!  EVERYONE can make pie crust!  Trust me!




Making the pumpkin custard….serious deliciousness!

Combine dry ingredients. 

In a saucepan stir pumpkin and dry ingredients until combined.


Pour milk and eggs into a blender.  Blend in high power until well combined.


Stir milk mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined. 


Cook over med high heat….
STIR and SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN constantly until pumpkin custard bubbles like hot lava…approx. 10-12 minutes.  Cook, stirring constantly for 3 additional minutes.  Mixture will be the consistency of thick pudding.  Remove from heat and stir in butter until well incorporated. 

Chill 3 hours.

Making Cream Cheese Layer:

*Beat cream cheese with ½ cup sugar until smooth. 


Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.  Divide in half.  
Beat one part of whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. 

In a separate bowl beat the other part of whipped cream with remaining 2 Tbles sugar and instant vanilla pudding powder until pudding powder is dissolved. (The pudding powder mixed with the whipped cream keeps the whipped cream nice and stiff instead of floppy… over time.  You can use the whipped cream to decorate the top of the pie….if you don’t want to decorate, just drop in spoonfuls around the edge of the pie…a great tip from a caterer friend of mine!)

Assembing Pies:

Divide cream cheese mixture between 2 baked, cooled pie crusts.  Spread evenly in the bottom of each pie crust.  Next carefully spoon pumpkin custard into each pie.  In order to keep the cream cheese filling from smashing up and out of the pie crust, use small spoonfuls at a time… dotting the cream cheese layer a little at a time until the cream cheese layer is covered and the pie is full. 


Spread the pumpkin custard with a knife.  Decorate as desired with whipped cream mixture. 

Chill at least 3 hours to set well.  Serve. Devour. ENJOY!



Pumpkin Custard, Cream Cheese Pie


Pumpkin Custard Filling
*Makes 2 pies

2 baked          pie crusts, cooled

1 can (29 oz) pumpkin
1 ½ cups        sugar
1 cup              flour
1 ½ tsp           salt
1 tsp                nutmeg
½ tsp               ginger
3 tsp                cinnamon


2 ½ cups        milk
4 large            eggs

2 Tble             butter

*Combine dry ingredients.  In a saucepan stir pumpkin and dry ingredients until combined.

Pour milk and eggs into a blender.  Blend in high power until well combined.

Stir milk mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined.  Cook over med high heat, stirring and SCRAPING BOTTOM OF PAN constantly until pumpkin custard bubbles like hot lava…approx. 10-12 minutes.  Cook, stirring constantly for 3 additional minutes.  Mixture will be the consistency of thick pudding.  Remove from heat and stir in butter until well incorporated.  Chill 3 hours.


Cream Cheese Layer
8 oz.                cream cheese, softened
½ cup             sugar
2 cups                        heavy whipping cream, divided after whipping
2 Tbles           sugar
1 Tble             instant vanilla pudding powder

*Beat cream cheese with ½ cup sugar until smooth.  Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.  Divide in half.  Beat one part of whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.  In a separate bowl beat the other part of whipped cream with remaining 2 Tbles sugar and instant vanilla pudding powder until pudding powder is disolved. (The pudding powder mixed with the whipped cream keeps the whipped cream nice and stiff instead of floppy over time…if you want to use it to decorate the top of the pie….if you don’t want to decorate, just drop in spoonfuls around the edge of the pie…a great tip from a caterer friend of mine!)

Assembing Pies:

Divide cream cheese mixture between 2 baked, cooled pie crusts.  Spread evenly in the bottom of each pie crust.  Next carefully spoon pumpkin custard into each pie.  In order to keep the cream cheese filling from smashing up and out of the pie crust, use small spoonfuls at a time… dotting the cream cheese layer a little at a time until the cream cheese layer is covered and the pie is full.  Spread the pumpkin custard with a knife.  Decorate as desired with whipped cream mixture.  Chill at least 3 hours for all to set well.  Serve. Devour. ENJOY!




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7 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Love your step-by-step pictures!

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    1. Thanks! The step by step pictures always help me know I'm doing the recipe right!

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  2. Now you have gone and made me hungry! I may just have to try this for Thanksgiving! Looks soooo yumy!

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    1. I know! Pumpkin pie is my very favorite.

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  3. Sounds so yummy--thanks for the recipe!

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  4. What a beautiful pie, thank you for sharing. Looks divine. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ denise

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