Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pumpkin CHIFFON Pie Recipe, Marsha's Own

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie 



  • 32 gingersnaps, coarsely broken
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (1 scant tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin (from a 15-ounce can) or fresh pumpkin puree (see Cook's Note below)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutme


  1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process gingersnaps, granulated sugar, and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter, and process until combined. Divide mixture among six 5-inch pie plates, pressing into bottom and up sides. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until darkened and firm, 11 to 13 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Using an offset spatula, carefully unmold crusts, and return to sheet to cool. (Crusts can be stored in pie plates in airtight containers for up to 2 days.)
  2. Make the filling: Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a bowl. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine pumpkin, egg yolks, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, milk, salt, and spices in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken, about 8 minutes. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Let cool completely.
  4. Beat egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Whisk one-third of beaten egg whites into cooled pumpkin mixture. Gently fold in remaining whites. (Filling can be refrigerated, covered, overnight.) Spoon into pie shells, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 2 hours).
  5. Make the garnish: Using a vegetable peeler, shave pumpkin into thin, wide ribbons. Bring water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and ginger to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin pieces, and reduce heat. Simmer gently until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Pour into a bowl, and let cool completely. (Garnish can stand at room temperature for up to 3 hours.) Top each pie with 3 or 4 pumpkin pieces, discarding syrup. Serve immediately.


This recipe also can make two 8-inch pies.

I top with Fresh Whipped Cream, no one doesn't like it
& you know how many people say they dont't like the
traditional pumpkin pie because it's too dense & heavy,
+ too pumkiney. :)'s



Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Holy Mackerel.
You're killing me.
This is the one I love best!
Happy Thanksgiving, Marsha!!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! Thank you for sharing this, Marsha!!! xoxo

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Look at the babies!
You can rest assured I will be trying this pie! It looks wonderful!
hank you.
ps - glad to hear the music.

La Petite Gallery said...

To die for.... Save me a slice. Autumn in NYC it's gone and pretty cold. Big hug Marsha.

Lauren said...

That pie looks amazing!


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I am sure I will try this recipe and it will be enjoyed by us - sweet fur Kids!

Rié | Portobello Design Blog said...

Marsha, YUM! Thank you for sending this out it solved my dessert problem! Happy Thanksgiving! XxRié

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I want one of these for Thanksgiving! Like a whole one all to myself :)

I Dream Of said...

Wow, Marsha. Looks delicious. Drooling over here! Have a lovely Thanksgiving week! XOXO

D. A. Wolf said...

This sounds scrumptious. (I have already picked up the makings for pecan pie, but... you're tempting me to try this, too!)