Tuesday, November 13, 2012

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

It's time again for Tidymom's Love The Pie party!! Woo Hoo! Plenty of pie just in time for Thanksgiving! I don't have many pie recipes {just look at my Recipe Index- tons of cakes, cookies, desserts, but very few pies} so I love having a place to get any kind of pie recipe I can think of! :)

Last year, I shared Pear Custard Pie for Love The Pie. This year? It's pumpkin, but not your typical pumpkin pie. It's a no-bake pumpkin pie! Perfect for saving that precious oven space while you do all your other Thanksgiving baking, this pie can be whipped up ahead of time and chilled.

I've had this recipe for years. In fact, I may have found it somewhere when I was a teenager {that was just a couple years ago wasn't it?? heh}. It used to be my go-to pie for Thanksgiving in the early years of our marriage {I can say *early* years 'cause we've been married for 20!}. I decided it was time to make this pie again and share the recipe with you!

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup half 'n half {can use milk}
2 eggs, separated
1 can (16-oz) solid pack pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipped cream {or Cool Whip}
Graham cracker crust {homemade or purchased}

In heavy saucepan, combine gelatin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir in half 'n half, slightly beaten egg yolks, and pumpkin. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until boiling and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla. Chill until partially set.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into pumpkin mixture. Spoon into chilled graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until firm. Serve with whipped cream if desired {I do desire - plenty of whipped cream please.}.

Not too complicated, right?! Now you have an easy new pie to try for Thanksgiving {or anytime}! Of course if you need crazy-fast, you could always whip up Quick Pumpkin Pudding and put it in a graham cracker crust.

What's your favorite kind of pie? Do you serve pie at Thanksgiving?

I’m joining TidyMom and Whirlpool for the 4th Annual Love the Pie Party and entered to win a new Whirlpool Gold® Induction Range !

This post also linked to:
 ~ Chic & Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls

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  1. I heart anything with "no bake" in the recipe title! Your pie looks creamy AND delicious!

  2. Thank you! And you don't have to worry about making pie crust, which I completely fail at - LOL! :)

  3. This sounds delish! How did I miss this?

    Big I don't like warm pumpkin pie so this is right up my alley size hugs to you!


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