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I Don't Even Like Pumpkin Pie...

...but I saw Christina Ferrare make this on Oprah last week and had to try it. It is so much lighter than the average pumpkin pie and I didn't add as much of the allspice and ginger, and it is really good! We had it for dinner tonight as a tester before I make it for Christmas eve, and I just got the official word from Mr. Southern that it passed the test!

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs , separated, yolks beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup heavy cream , whipped
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust Topping:
2 pints heavy cream , whipped
Shaved dark chocolate

Combine gelatin, 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg in a saucepan. Stir in milk, egg yolks and pumpkin. Cook over medium heat until thick. Chill saucepan in refrigerator until partially set—about 1 hour. In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/2 cup of whipped cream. Fold egg white mixture into filling. Pour filling into pie crust and chill for 1 hour. Just before serving, top with remaining whipped cream and sprinkle some shaved dark chocolate on top.


  1. i saw this that day, too, and it looks delicious!

  2. this version sounds great. hate that i missed that episode. thanks for sharing...

  3. I am not a pumpkin pie eater myself...but I have found a great recipe for pumpkin cheesecake!

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am definitely going to have to give this one a try!

  5. It's probably the allspice that you don't like. My daughter dislikes allspice but loves pumpkin pie when I don't put any in it...

    I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  6. I'm not the hugest fan either, but when it's good, it's good! This sounds pretty delightful!

  7. I love pumpkin pie! But I would never make it

  8. Looks delicious! Hope you're having a nice holiday.

  9. Pumpkin pie is my fave and it's one the healthiest pies you can eat too! Surprising, but true!

  10. Just added to my recipe collection - thanks!!


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