19 November 2008

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Since I always (his wife begs to differ with the "always" claim, since she made them last year) make the pies a few days in advance, I felt that I will begin my menu with the pies. This happens to be one of my favorite pumpkin pies. The recipe comes from my sister-in-law. I am assuming she got it from the back of a pudding or a cream cheese box.

What you will need:

Ready Made Pie Crust...1 (pre-backed)
Cream Cheese...4 oz, softened
Cool Whip...1 1/2 cups, thawed
Pumpkin...1 can, 16oz
Jello Pudding Instant Vanillas Pudding...2 packages (4 serving size)
Cold Milk...1 cup plus 1 Tbsp
Sugar...1 Tbsp
Ground Cinamon...1 tsp
Ground Ginger...1/2 tsp
Ground Cloves...1/4 tsp

The Assembly...

  • Preheat oven to 4500

  • Poke the bottom and sides of pie crust with a fork

  • Back pie crust in oven for 10-12 minutes

  • In a large bowl, mix Cream Cheese, 1 Tbsp of milk, 1 Tbsp Sugar until smooth

  • Gently stir in Cool Whip

  • Empty mixture in the bottom of the crust and spread evenly

    • In another bowl, pour 1 cup of milk

    • Add pumpkin, pudding mixes, and spices

    • Mix well

    • Spread over cream cheese layer

  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set

Now, my wife makes it with a ready-made pie crust, but you can also use graham crackers (the way I like it).

Graham Cracker Crust...

What you will need:

graham cracker crumbs...1 1/2 cups (about 20 squares)
butter...1/3 cups, melted
Measurements courtesy of Betty Crocker

  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and combine

  • Mix well

  • Layer bottom and sides of pie pan

Next Time...Apple Pie with Black Pepper and Crème Fraîche


  1. Now we want Pumpkin Pie for breakfast!!!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  2. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Wow, this looks so good. Gotta try it!

  3. OMG! I love this one too! I think mine came from one of those free holiday recipes pamphlets you get at the super market. Doesn't matter though, everyone loves that pie! Mmmmm! & I like the graham cracker crust. :)

  4. Mmmm ... cream cheese, cinnamon, cloves .... Mom's salivating. :)

  5. Furkidsmom: Me too, I love this pie:)

    Mrs. Mecomber: It really is very good. Different from the traditional pumpkin pie, but VERY good:-)

    TC: It's making me want one by just talking about it...so much for the ole diet:)

    Lux: I think I may have to make one as a test...yeah, that's it, a test:-)

  6. Mmmm, now that's my kind of pumpkin pie! I sure hope you are going to have some!

  7. Jodi: It is really good...my favorite of the pumpkin pies:)

    BeadedTail: I'm going to try and have at least one piece...diet, what diet:-)


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