Chef John's Pumpkin Pie

93 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“After many years of experimentation, I've finally perfected what I think is the ideal formula for a rich pumpkin pie that's also much less likely to crack on top.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 9-inch pie

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together pumpkin puree, egg yolks, and egg in a large bowl until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and Chinese 5-spice powder; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fit pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp edges.
  4. Pour filling into the pie shell and lightly tap on the work surface to release any air bubbles.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until just set in the middle, 30 to 40 minutes. A paring knife inserted into the filling, 1 inch from the crust, should come out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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Reviews (93)

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Sarah Jo
22

Sarah Jo

The PERFECT pumpkin pie. Delicately spiced, lightly sweetened with absolutely NO CRACKS. VERY good. NOTE: I did cover the pie halfway through with foil to keep the crust from burning.

MexicoKaren
13

MexicoKaren

A friend brought this pie to our Thanksgiving dinner today. I was skeptical about anything that differed from the traditional pumpkin pie recipe that I have been making for decades. Was I wrong! I love the texture of this pie, and it is not too sweet. It's the only pumpkin pie I'll make from now on - thanks, Chef John (and thanks to my friend Sue for bringing this great pie to our Thanksgiving celebration.)

lesha5677
8

lesha5677

Thanks Chef John, I used your recipe but added 1/4 of the Chinese 5 spice instead of 1/8 and I took 2nd place in a pumpkin pie contest!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 320 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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