57 Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Ideas For The Holidays

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin PieI’ve been making this version of pumpkin pie for sooo long I have absolutely no idea where I originally got the recipe. I have it written on a little recipe card that is more than a little tattered and stained but, obviously, well love! In the past, I have tried different pumpkin pie recipes just to make sure I had found THE one for me. I have to tell you, this one is, hands down, my all-time favorite…. [Via Gonna want seconds]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin PiesYou need a 4-inch round cookie cutter (or bowl as a template) and a muffin tin. One box of 2 pie crusts gives you enough dough for 12 mini pies with pastry leaves (rerolling the scraps). Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray then place your circles of dough in and fill to the top with your pie filling. Mix pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl until smooth. Pour into pastry lined muffin cups to the top. Top with a pastry leaf if desired. [Via Home is where the boat is]

Pumpkin Silk Pie

Pumpkin Silk PieTo make the pumpkin silk pie, start by making a ginger snaps cookie crust. Finely crush 32 ginger snaps. (I used Nabisco brand gingersnaps that came in a box in the cookie aisle.) Mix in melted butter and sugar. Press into springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes. In the meantime, make the pumpkin silk filling. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, pumpkin puree… [Via The Gunny Sack]

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Old Fashion Pumpkin PieThe single most requested dessert at our Thanksgiving table is pumpkin pie. (The second being apple pie.) In fact, pumpkin pie is so synonymous with the holidays that during this time you can find “pumpkin spiced” everything, from lattes to donuts.
My friend Suzanne performed an experiment with her family and me. She baked two pumpkin pies, one using the purée and recipe from a can… [Via Simply Recipes]

Pumpkin Pie Crescents

Pumpkin Pie CrescentsIf you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to enjoy pumpkin pie, this is it! This Crescent Pumpkin Pie recipe is so easy that my 10 year old daughter was able to make it herself with just a little bit of guidance! In fact, she came up with this recipe idea! These are a fun dessert idea for the kids’ table at Thanksgiving! They’re the perfect finger food dessert! [Via Spend With Pennies]
 
 

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie BarsPumpkin pie has and most likely will always be a favorite of my family right after we visit the local pumpkin patch. Every year, once we get back home and hubby is practicing his carving I whip up a quick pumpkin pie. I love pie but has always been one of those desserts no matter how careful I’m it just doesn’t turn out pretty. [Via Roxana’s Home Baking]
 
 

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

pumpkin-cupcakeA perfect time to introduce fall blockbuster….just like a apple pie, just like a Guardians of the Galaxy, just like being able to wear a pair of laid-back Levi’s jeans….Impossible pumpkin pie cupcakes. I know you’re probably surprised to see that picture of cupcakes up there because, as I’ve mentioned before, I usually do not like cupcakes. Personally, I think they’re too typical – Yet, I must say that this recipe is a huge departure from a typical cupcake. [Via CakesCottage]

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

pumpkin pie trufflesPut the oreos in a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. Put the crumbs in a medium sized bowl & add the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice & 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Add them to the pumpkin mixture and stir till incorporated. Put the mixture in the fridge (or freezer to save time) to chill… [Via Classic Clutter]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake PieA delicious twist on a pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin pie. So simple to make! Good for those who can’t get enough of pumpkin! Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg… [Via Just a Pinch]

Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake

marble pumpkin cheesecakeA month away from Thanksgiving and I’m still struggling with the menu. It’s a funny story actually. If you had asked me two weeks ago I would have told you I have everything ready for Thanksgiving. I had written down when I have to go shopping, what I have to buy, when I should start my cooking and how many days in advance I could start baking. I was all set… [Via Roxana’s Home Baking]
 
 

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie

Pumpkin Sweet potatoThis riff on your fave marshmallow-topped side from childhood plonks the sweet dish squarely where it belongs—dessert. (As an aside, if you’ve decided you’re too mature for such seeming child’s play as marshmallows, you can eschew them and instead opt for a dollop of whipped cream. We, however, are partial to the marshmallow version of this pie. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). [Via Leite’s Culinary]

No Bake 2-Layer Pumpkin Pie

2 layer pumpkin pieIf you are needing an easy fall or holiday pie this No Bake 2 Layer Pumpkin Pie Recipe will be great. We love making no bake pies when serving a crowd during the holidays. Anything that we can make ahead of time always makes the food prep on holidays so much more simple. I have a few pumpkin fans in my house and family so having many pumpkin desserts is a must. This No Bake 2 Layer Pumpkin Pie recipe is loaded up with great pumpkin flavor. [Via CincyShopper]

Here’s Another 45 Great Homemade Pumpkin Pie Ideas

Streusel Pumpkin Pie [Cooking Classy]
Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie [Minimalist Baker]
Pumpkin Pecan Pie [Very Best Baking]
Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake [The Country Cook]
Pumpkin Spice Latte Meringue Pie [Confectionalism]
Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars [Cooking Classy]
Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie [Sally’s Baking Addiction]
Pumpkin Pie Cake [Six Sister’s Stuff]
Turtle Pumpkin Pie [Kraft Recipes]
Pumpkin Pie Mini Tarts [Salad in a Jar]
Pumpkin Coconut Pie [Cynthia Presser]
Pumpkin Pie Macarons [Bakaholic Mama]
Pumpkin Silk Pie [The Gunny Sack]
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Lasagna [The Cookie Rookie]
Crustless Pumpkin Pie [Healthy Recipes]
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Salted Brown-Butter Pecan Streusel [Sweet Peas and Saffron]
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie [Love of Family and Home]
Pumpkin Pie in a Mug [The Kitchn]
Almond Milk Pumpkin Pie [Low Carb Yum]
Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie with Honey Sweetened Meringue [Bakeaholic Mama]
Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Pumpkin Pie [Go Dairy Free]
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake [Lands & Flavors]
Pumpkin Pie Mini Yogurt Pies [Sprinkle Some Sugar]
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares [Rasa Malaysia]
Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats [Just a Taste]
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie [Yankee Magazine]
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie [Garnish With Lemon]
Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Brandy Hard Sauce [Desserts For Breakfast]
Pumpkin Pie Galette [Cooking With Ruthie]
Pumpkin Pie with Oat-Pecan Crust [Taking On Magazines]
No Bake Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie [Art and the Kitchen]
Pumpkin Black Walnut Pie [The Food Channel]
Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie [The Country Cook]
Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie [Dinner Then Dessert]
Pumpkin Pie Crescents [Spend With Pennies]
Pumpkin Pie Yogurt and Granola Parfaits [Recipe Runner]
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins [Foraged Dish]
Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie [Closet Cooking]
Spiced Pumpkin Custard Pie [A Taste of Home]
Streusel Pumpkin Pie [Cooking Classy]
Pumpkin Cream Pie [The Baker Chick]
Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie [A Cozy Kitchen]
Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Topping [David Lebovitz]
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie with an Oreo Crust [Mix and Match Mama]
Pumpkin Slab Pie [The Kitchen Is My Playground]

Mom’s Homemade Cherry Pie With Flaky Butter Sour Cream Crust

A juicy, sweet yet tart homemade cherry pie complete with a flaky butter, sour cream crust.

The Mother-in-Law is coming to town!

I flew my wife to see her mother, who lives in Hawaii, a couple years back for her birthday. Her mom doesn’t make it to the ‘mainland’ very often so I thought the gesture would be nice. But her mom has not seen (physically seen) her grand-kids for some years now, and so this trip was inevitable. Sure the kids and their grandmother had conversed over SKYPE many, many times over the years, but nothing beats IRL (In-Real-Life). So, long story short, grandma is coming to town in a week and the wife decided that NOW, more than ever, would be a great time to do our Spring Cleaning (or rather, FALL CLEANING).

The days were long and the nights were even longer as we slaved away in dark recesses of the house, seldom ventured to, hauling out ‘junk’ both memorable and ‘ancient.’ We must’ve made 4 or more trips to the city dump and an equal number of trips to the Salvation Army, as we muddled through the heaps of clothes, DVDs. music CDs, VHS tapes (yes, you heard that right…), old TVs, Old computers, old this, old that! It was borderline ridiculous.

At some point during all this, I came across a recipe for a flaky butter, sour cream pie crust, and when the opportunity presented itself, after a looooooong day of hard labor, I managed to sneak away (from the wife…) and make a ‘run’ for the kitchen! Time in-between hauls was short, but this HAD to be done!

I hadn’t made my mother’s homemade cherry pie for some time, and for some reason I was REALLY craving tart cherries, so this seemed the logical choice to run with to test out the crust.

Sour Cream Pie Crust

Flaky Butter Sour Cream Crust

Making the crust was quick and cool, because, you know, I was doing something a bit ‘different’ than I usually do (adding in sour cream), so that small change alone made this oh, so much fun!

There were of course, the ‘usual’ steps, at mixing up some flour, salt and sugar together, then tossing all this with 2 sticks of unsalted butter, which I had cubed. After having mashed the flour-salt-sugar mix together with the ‘slightly’ softened butter cubes, with my ‘CLEAN’ hands (that was for you MOM!), I then added in the sour cream and mixed it all together with a fork.

homemade cherry pie

After gathering it all together into a ball, and splitting it into two equal sizes, I flattened each out, sprinkled with flour and wrapped in plastic wrap for their hour long rest in the fridge. BACK TO CLEANING I grumbled under my breath.

flaky pie crust

Mom’s Homemade Cherry Pie

The pie filling for the cherry pie, was easy-peasey to whip together, and one in which I had fully committed to memory long ago.

With almost INHUMAN speed and efficiency (at least that’s how it felt in my OWN MIND), I cracked open three cans of Oregon Red Tart Cherries, and emptied the juice into my saucepan, slightly heating it up. Within a second of that I was whisking together sugar and cornstarch and then mixing and dissolving it into my juice, as I heated it to boil.

With a bit of determined stirring the juices slowly thickened, at which point I spooned in my cherries sitting at IDLE nearby. A few dashes of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract as well as a bit of red food coloring to give it a great looking flare and I was done.

Quickly rolling out my pie dough, and assembling it all together in a 9 inch pie dish, my pie was in the oven and on its way!

homemade cherry pie

Cleaning wasn’t done, although it was moving forward (in fact, as of this writing I was STILL cleaning), but at least I had Mom’s Homemade Cherry Pie to smooth out the task. Pie make EVERYTHING that much better!

Pie Crust Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup of (FULL FAT) sour cream

Cherry Pie Filling Ingredients

3 14.5 Oz. cans Oregon Red Tart Cherries, Pitted, packed in water
½ tsp plus dash Nutmeg
½ tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp butter
1 tsp Vanilla
¼ tsp Red Food Coloring
2 cups sugar
4 Tbs Corn Starch

Directions

For the pie crust…

See Elise’s wonderfully arranged blog post – No Fail, Sour Cream Pastry Crust

For the filling…

Open cans, pour liquid into a large measuring cup (each can will have different amount of liquid). You should have approximately 1-1/2cups of liquid. Pour liquid into a saucepan, heat on low.

While liquid heating up, Mix 2 cups sugar, 4 Tbls corn starch and stir into a bowl. If cornstarch is lumpy, press down to break up lumps into sugar. Pour sugar and corn starch into liquid, stirring slowly so it will dissolve. Bring to a boil, stirring with a wooden spoon, let it boil until thickens, remove from heat.

Add cherries, spoon them in because dumping cans will result in unwanted juice. Place pan back on burner, continue to stir removing any ugly cherries (presentation is everything right?) – let mixture heat up again. Add ½ tsp plus dash nutmeg, ½ tsp cinnamon, stirring into mixture. Add 1 tsp vanilla, stirring into mixture. Mixture will thicken, remove from heat and add ¼ tsp Red Food Coloring.

Preheat oven 375 degrees – bake @ 375 degrees for approx. 45 minutes or until crust is brown

Enjoy! I know I did!