Pumpkin Chiffon Pie – Easy and Great For Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie – Easy and Great For Thanksgiving

Delve into the intriguing history of chiffon pies, birthed in 1926 by the renowned “Pie King” Monroe Boston Strause in Los Angeles, CA. The ethereal quality of this pie, aptly named after the light fabric it mirrors, stems from the ingenious incorporation of whipped egg whites into a luxuriously thickened cream base. Originally relying on cornstarch as the thickening agent, modern versions embrace powdered gelatin for stability.

Chilling TimeServingsTotalCALORIESYield
4hrs84hrs 57mins768 per serving1 9-inch pie

Chiffon Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Snap Crust

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 34 gingersnaps, or enough to produce 2 1/4 cups of fine crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 2 3/4 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

For the Stabilized Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

For the Crust:

  1. Combine gingersnaps, sugar, and salt in a food processor, pulsing until fine crumbs form.
  2. With the processor running, drizzle melted butter until crumbs start to come together.
  3. Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan, then bake at 350 F for 12 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack.

For the Filling:

  1. Bloom gelatin in water, letting it sit for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Separate eggs, placing yolks in a bowl and whites in a stand mixer bowl.
  3. Whisk yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and spices until pale. Warm buttermilk and cream, then dissolve gelatin in the mixture.
  4. Slowly pour the hot liquid into the yolk mixture, whisking to combine. Add pumpkin puree and set aside.
  5. Whip egg whites until frothy, gradually adding remaining sugar. Continue until stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold whipped egg whites into the pumpkin mixture, ensuring no streaks.
  7. Pour the filling into the cooled pie shell and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

For the Whipped Cream and Assembly:

  1. Bloom gelatin, then dissolve in the microwave until liquid.
  2. Beat cream until it begins to thicken, add sugar and vanilla, then slowly pour in the liquid gelatin while beating.
  3. Spread stabilized whipped cream on top of the set pie.

Warning

Consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs poses a foodborne illness risk. Substitute pasteurized whipped egg whites if needed or opt for a Swiss meringue topping.

Recipe Tips

  • Substitute 3 1/2 silver gelatin sheets for powdered gelatin, blooming them in ice water.
  • Make pumpkin puree by steaming or roasting the flesh, then blending.

Recipe Variation

Experiment with different crusts like graham crackers, vanilla wafers, Biscoff cookies, or a blind-baked pie crust.

How to Store

Keep the pie in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Avoid freezing.

Make Ahead

The crust can be made in advance, stored wrapped in the fridge for 3 days, or frozen for 3 months.

Best and Easy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie For Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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Delve into the intriguing history of chiffon pies, birthed in 1926 by the renowned "Pie King" Monroe Boston Strause in Los Angeles, CA. The ethereal quality of this pie, aptly named after the light fabric it mirrors, stems from the ingenious incorporation of whipped egg whites into a luxuriously thickened cream base. Originally relying on cornstarch as the thickening agent, modern versions embrace powdered gelatin for stability.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Course cake, Dessert, Pumpkin cake
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 768 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 34 gingersnaps, or enough to produce 2 1/4 cups of fine crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine gingersnaps, sugar, and salt in a food processor, pulsing until fine crumbs form.
  • With the processor running, drizzle melted butter until crumbs start to come together.
  • Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan, then bake at 350 F for 12 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Bloom gelatin in water, letting it sit for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Separate eggs, placing yolks in a bowl and whites in a stand mixer bowl.
  • Whisk yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, spices until pale. Warm buttermilk and cream, then dissolve gelatin in the mixture.
  • Slowly pour the hot liquid into the yolk mixture, whisking to combine. Add pumpkin puree and set aside.
  • Whip egg whites until frothy, gradually adding remaining sugar. Continue until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold whipped egg whites into the pumpkin mixture, ensuring no streaks.
  • Pour the filling into the cooled pie shell and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Bloom gelatin, then dissolve in the microwave until liquid.
  • Beat cream until it begins to thicken, add sugar and vanilla, then slowly pour in the liquid gelatin while beating.
  • Spread stabilized whipped cream on top of the set pie.

Notes

Warning
Consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs poses a foodborne illness risk. Substitute pasteurized whipped egg whites if needed or opt for a Swiss meringue topping.
Recipe Tips
  • Substitute 3 1/2 silver gelatin sheets for powdered gelatin, blooming them in ice water.
  • Make pumpkin puree by steaming or roasting the flesh, then blending.
Recipe Variation
Experiment with different crusts like graham crackers, vanilla wafers, Biscoff cookies, or a blind-baked pie crust.
How to Store
Keep the pie in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Avoid freezing.
Make Ahead
The crust can be made in advance, stored wrapped in the fridge for 3 days, or frozen for 3 months.
Keyword American Desserts, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Thanksgiving Desserts

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