Cin-Full Pumpkin Pie

Cin-Full Pumpkin Pie
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Pumpkin pie is already an incredibly comforting dish, and the addition of tons of cinnamon makes it even more classically cozy.This recipe originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
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Total time: 1.32 hours
  • 8 to 9 whole cinnamon graham crackers, crushed to yield 1 cup crumbs
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pureed pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon brandy
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sweetened toasted pecans, optional, see note
  • 2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
  • 1 container (1/2 pint) whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. For crust, combine the graham-cracker crumbs and brown sugar in a large bowl; stir in the melted butter until thoroughly combined.
  3. Press crust into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan; bake until set, about 6 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven; cool on wire rack.
  5. Raise heat to 425 degrees.
  6. For filling, combine the eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk and brandy in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until warm, about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl; stir in the pumpkin-egg mixture.
  8. Pour into the crust; bake 10 minutes.
  9. Lower heat to 350 degrees; bake until set, 35-45 minutes.
  10. Remove pie from oven; arrange pecans around rim.
  11. Let stand until cooled, about 1 hour.
  12. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  13. For the whipped cream, combine the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
  14. Combine the whipping cream and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  15. Add the sugar mixture to the whipped cream; beat until medium peaks form, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  16. Serve pie with whipped cream.