And…here’s my new go-to pumpkin pie recipe

27 Dec

I’m sorry Gramma, there’s a new pumpkin pie in town.

It’s source seemingly dubious, but the recipe is a winner.

Bobbie Flay’s Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Maple-Bourbon Whipped Cream.

Yes, that red-headed BBQ aficionado from The Food Network. This pie…it’s the one.

Graham cracker crust, yes. Silky smooth pumpkin filling, perfectly spiced, yes. A dangerously indulgent Maple-Bourbon whipped cream, oh HELL YES, and a cinnamony oat crunch on top.

The one Canadian at our table enthusiastically declared it the best pumpkin pie he’s ever had. I have to agree.

It was definitely worth the $40 in ingredients. Yes, you read correctly. In Amsterdam, a big can of Libby’s, a box of graham crackers, double-cream and a jar of molasses costs about EUR 32 / CDN 42. So, a pumpkin pie as an expat is a luxurious indulgence.

Cinnamon crunch about to go in the oven

graham cracker crust...ignore the egg wash, it's not needed & extremely annoying to execute

Making the filling

strain the filling for the silkiest texture imaginable

Bake at 160 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes...firm at the edges, giggly middle

And…voila, a masterpiece. Top the pie with a generous layer of maple-bourbon whipped cream (I used Basil Hayden’s bourbon…nothing but the good stuff for this pie!), the crumbled cinnamon crunch, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

ultimate pumpkin pie


One Response to “And…here’s my new go-to pumpkin pie recipe”


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