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Classic Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving Staple

Thanksgiving is synonymous with pumpkin pie, a dessert that embodies the essence of the holiday.

This year, a fresh take on this traditional recipe introduces a pumpkin tart variation, adding a contemporary touch to the festive menu.

The classic pumpkin pie, celebrated for its creamy, spiced filling and flaky crust, continues to be a symbol of holiday warmth and family gatherings.

Ingredients and Preparation for Pumpkin Pie and Tart

Ingredients and Preparation for Pumpkin Pie and Tart

Ingredients for Classic Pumpkin Pie:

  1. Pastry dough for one 9-inch pie
  2. 2 cups pumpkin puree
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1 cup evaporated milk

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Roll out the pastry dough and line a 9-inch pie dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin puree with sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
  • Beat in the eggs, then gradually stir in the evaporated milk.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Tart:

  1. Pastry dough for one 9-inch tart
  2. 2 cups pumpkin puree
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  10. 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

Preparation:

  • Follow the same initial steps as the pumpkin pie for preparing the dough and preheating the oven.
  • For the filling, blend the pumpkin puree with sugar, salt, spices, and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs, then stir in the heavy cream.
  • Pour into the tart shell and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45-55 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Pumpkin Tart: A Modern Twist

The pumpkin tart recipe offers a unique variation with its crisper crust and creamier filling, providing a gourmet twist to the traditional flavor.

Other popular Thanksgiving desserts include pecan pies, apple crumbles, and sweet potato pies, catering to a variety of tastes and preferences.

With information from Fox News.

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