Chewy Ginger Cookie-Crusted Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream





Chewy Ginger Cookie-Crusted Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Crust
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of ground clove
Pinch of ground allspice
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

Filling
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups pumpkin purée
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon maple sugar

To make the crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie plate.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the butter, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, clove, allspice and pinch of nutmeg.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat browned butter, granulated sugar and molasses until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg, until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in flour mixture until well combined; spread cookie dough evenly into prepared pie plate, and poke with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees F, for 15 minutes, removing plate halfway though, to flatten the dough, using a spatula. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the filling:
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs together, until well combined. Whisk in pumpkin, sour cream, brown sugar, vanilla, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt, until well combined. Pour filling into baked ginger cookie crust. Cover very edges with foil.

Bake at 400 degrees F, for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake for 40 additional minutes, or until a knife inserted into center of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the maple whipped cream, combine heavy cream and maple sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat into stiff peaks, using a mixer on high speed. Spread whipped cream over pie.

69 comments:

  1. Mums always know best!!! It looks fantastic though

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  2. Oh sweet heavens. I love this pie. Are you a pastry chef? If you're not, you should be.

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  3. Looks awesome to me, but mom's always do the best work with the comfort/traditional food items. I think it might have something to do with someone else putting in the hard work and we just get to reap the benefits too. :)

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  4. Your pie looks wonderful. I wish I could have a alice.

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  5. That sounds and looks so delicious. I wish I could get my hands on a pumpkin so I could make a pie. This one, probably! Mmmmm.

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  6. Yum! Pumpkin pie is a MUST have this time of year.

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  7. hey hey my my rock and roll will never die........

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  8. A ginger cookie crust will really dress up the traditional pumpkin pie and add so much flavor. Sometimes its good to try a new twist on an old favorite.

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  9. this pie looks so nice I wonder how your mum's pie is to be better than this !! I ve never tried pumpkin pie myself

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  10. What would we do without mom! Geesh. NIce looking pie girlfriend! I'll pass on the whip, but I'm sure you do far more walking that I do!

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  11. That's a great flavor combo with the ginger crust and maple cream.

    Can you send one of those up to NY for me? Thanks.

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  12. I love the crust for this pie. It takes it up a notch and I don't have to get dough into my pastry challenged hands.

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  13. Pie rules, I completely agree. I'm not really a huge fan of traditional pumpkin pie (my sister in laws pumpkin cheesecake spoiled it for me, heh), but this looks like one I will have to try. I love spice-sweets.

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  14. Ah, the best pie of the season... looks quite lovely my dear!

    My family is the same way with the cooking... we always have the SAME sides... soooo boring, but whatever :)

    Nice call on the sour cream. It saves opening a can :)

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  15. That crust sounds amazing!! And maple whipped cream? What a way to top things off!

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  16. that sounds fantastic- I love traditional pumpkin pie but I think I would love this more

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  17. Moms and grandmas pies are allways better, don't worry! I love this crust you made! I really like the idea of a chewy crust!

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  18. Yum. Looks delicious, love the ginger/pumpkin combo.

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  19. Emily, you have some fantastic flavours working there, together. I can just imagine that ginger-cookie crust.

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  20. i took one look at that pie, and said to myself "i want that."

    and emiline, my parents are the same way!! my mom doesn't even want me in the damn kitchen. we always bump heads anyways- so it's not a good idea haha

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  21. Just wait until you can do your own Thanksgiving feast--it's fun.

    I usually turn to 'Farmer Boy' for my pie inspiration.

    Hope you have a rockin' holiday.

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  22. Kudos to you on using fresh pumpkin. I'm so lazy, I don't even try. lol. I love alot of spices in my pumpkin pie so I don't doubt that I would love yours.

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  23. I'm ready for Thanksgiving!!! And I'm ready for a slice of that pie ;-)

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  24. Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I am just now catching up with you, and I have to say your pie looks divine, even if you do prefer mum's.

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  25. You can never trump mom, but I think the combo sounds delish, i love ginger!

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  26. I love Little House on the Prairie!

    This pie sounds amazing, especially the crust! I'm not a fan of graham cracker crusts, but I could get excited about a ginger cookie crust.

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  27. Well, nothing beats a traditional pumpkin pie to me, but this would come pretty close!

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  28. YOU ARE CRAZY WITH YOUR BLACK PEPPER IN THE GRAVY!!! APPLES IN THE STUFFING?!?! GARLIC IN THE POTATOES!?! I'm amazed they let you in the kitchen ;)

    This looks so good :) glad you found an (excellent) use for the maple sugar.

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  29. You can cook for me any day with those "weird" ideas of yours! LOL! Absolutely loving your pics emiline...keep it up!

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  30. believe it or not, i'm not a fan of pumpkin pie, but your crust sounds amazing. methinks i'd like it for a coconut creme pie. yes. yes i would. :)

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  31. This does sound fantastic! Maybe you like mom's for the nostalgia?

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  32. Looks gorgeous Emily!! I am loving the ginger cookie crust! Any news on Culinary Schools for you? You are going places girl!

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  33. I'd let you cook at my house. I'm the 'weird idea' person in my family too. I can't seem to cook some normal sort of side dish for Thanksgiving. My assignment this year is to bring Mashed Potatoes, so I'm looking for some funky twists. Maybe a little rosemary, roasted garlic... you know... shake it up a bit.

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  34. Do you remember Conan making a bet with that sports commentator (can't remember his name) about dropping weird words into the commentary?
    I think we should do that with you blog.
    First challenge: rapscallion. :)

    Except now people might read this comment. :(

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  35. I love the idea of a ginger cookie crust! Sadly, my family is kind of resistant to changing up Thanksgiving dinner- One year I made a pumpkin pie with a pecan praline topping and almost caused a riot! I'll have to save my dessert experimentation for my husband's family- as long as it's dessert, they'll eat it!

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  36. Lovely pie!!! Sometimes I think moms just have some secret mom ingredient that makes their food taste better. Even when I make my mom's recipes, I still think hers is better.

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  37. That pie looks so much better than rainbow cookies.

    As for Thanksgiving, I'm going to buy the turkey & gravy from Luby's and make the sides myself. I just don't get that excited about roasting birds these days. I'd rather have someone else do it for me.

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  38. This looks fantastic. But then, I can't argue with a ginger cookie crust if I try.

    I'm all about stirring up the traditional Thanksgiving. Why not? Bring that pie, and I guarantee someone will hug you!

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  39. Ah Hah! See mom's do no what they're doing...most of the time! Your pie looks good to though ,but it's nice you prefer your mom's.

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  40. I never get to bake pumpkin pie, either because no one else in my family likes it! :( I might have to follow your lead and make one for myself!

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  41. You are so cute...
    Mom's pies always win over mine too!

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  42. But dang. Did you know that pumpkin pie is actually my favorite? With whipped cream. It's true. This is the first one I've seen this season. I might use this recipe. (I usually make chai creme brulee and I think my family rally just wants pie.)

    I have a few tricks up my sleeve this year for dinner...

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  43. OK, I have the perfect job for you, Emiline. You should create recipe names and sell them. You get me every time. Every time.

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  44. Personally, I kinda love shaking up the tradition a bit. I mean, it's not like you made an ice cream cake or anything! This pie looks great - and I love the sound of that crust!

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  45. What a great looking pie!! Gosh the crust is a perfect combo for the filling mmmmm...

    Rosie x

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  46. I'm not a pumpkin pie person ... I think I'd just like the crust and the whipped cream!

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  47. Wow!!! The entire world read this post. And for good reason. I thought you were going to crush up some ginger snaps and use them in the crust, but, no, of course, you made your own mixture. You're so talented!

    And those were some freaky things you wanted to add to all those dishes! Imagine garlic in mashed potatoes!

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  48. Sooo - I love your addition of maple whipped cream! Looks great!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  49. You know, I've never made a pumpkin pie, either? I usually make a caramel apple pie. This year I'm off for Thanksgiving for the first time in about 6 years (ah, the numerous joys of waitressing...) and I'm going to make my first pumpkin pie!
    I love the ginger in yours!

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  50. It looks fantastic. The maple whipped cream sounds great.

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  51. LOL, Mama know best! I love being able to tell that to my guys. Kinda nice especially after hearing it for so long from my mom.

    Your pie looks terrific and I love the sound of maple whipped cream.

    If it will help, you can come get crazy at my house and help with our Thanksgiving meal. LOL! I do think that is hilarious!
    ~ingrid....hope you have a
    Crazy Happy Thanksgiving!

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  52. Oh my, this looks so delicious, scrumptious, deletable, yummilicious ....

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  53. I'm not planning on changing out of my yoga pants between Thanksgiving and New years....

    Chewy ginger cookie crust with pumpkin pie. Em, You have out done yourself. Standing ovation.

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  54. Hey Emiline!

    That is one fantastic looking pie!!

    Maria
    x

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  55. Haha, my parents try to keep me away from the kitchen on big dinners too!
    The pie looks AMAZING!

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  56. I'd go stir crazy if my parents didn't let me help out :P!! Lol that's cool that your mom makes pumpkin pie from scratch, though, and you've got some pretty mad pie-baking skillz yourself, this pie sounds perfect. Love everything from the crust to the whipped cream :). Have a great Thanksgiving and have fun making a fun dessert! (BTW, I always add apples to my stuffing :P.)

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  57. hey emiline!! just wanted to let you know that you win the butterfly award!!

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  58. hey emiline!

    partymix is all my cat eats. my mom buys at least 7 bags of these treats every time we're at the store. if she was only my cat, she would eat cat food, but my mom feeds here whatever she wants.

    http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A2938/293885/300_293885.jpg

    i just spotted the cat eating beef stroganoff haha

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  59. love the recipe and the photos! the crust is perfect because i'm a ginger snap-lover :D can't wait for thanksgiving! i'm very nervous about baking my pumpkin pie.

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  60. One day you will have your own kitchen and rule the stove. Your pie looks heavenly.

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  61. I have to bake a few of these this week. I think i might use your recipe. You don't mind, do you? :-)

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  62. You are making me so hungry right now. I'm totally using gingersnaps for my crust this year.

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  63. This looks amazing!

    Do you think it would keep if I made it this the day before?

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  64. this looks amazing! i've had it bookmarked for ages and am looking to attempt the crust with a different pie. do you think it would burn if i baked it for 1hr 45min? should I perhaps not prebake the pie crust? thanks so much, and happy thanksgiving!

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  65. Syx, I'd still probably pre-bake the crust. Just be sure and cover the outer edges of crust with foil if they get too brown. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!

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