Honey is antimicrobial, helping to extend the shelf life and freshness of the pie.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Brush 1 teaspoon beaten egg on inside of pie crust. Place crust on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients to remaining beaten eggs and whisk to combine. Remove pie crust from oven and carefully pour honey pumpkin mixture into hot crust; bake 5 minutes more at 425 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, and bake 30 to 40 minutes more, until filling is set. Cool completely and serve with Honey Whipped Cream*.
TIP: For Honey Walnut Pumpkin Pie, just before serving, combine 1/3 cup honey, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Carefully spread over pie, cut, and serve.
Beat whipping cream until mixture thickens; gradually add honey and beat until soft peaks form. Fold in vanilla.