Recipe: Pumpkin Pie (Food Mingle Blog Poll Winner!)

In a recent Food Mingle Blog Poll, we asked you about your favorite pumpkin food.  This was a close race, but with a majority of the votes, THE WINNER IS: Pumpkin Pie! Coming in at a close second place was Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Thanks to everyone who voted.  You can see the final poll results here. If you aren’t happy with the winning pumpkin food, then you should have voted (or told your friends to vote). 🙂 You”ll have an opportunity to vote in more Food Mingle Blog Polls in the future.

As promised, here is the recipe for the winning pumpkin food– Pumpkin Pie


Pumpkin Pie, Courtesy:
Pumpkin Pie, Courtesy:


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
1 piece pre-made pie dough
Whipped cream, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place 1 piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides.
  3. Pinch and crimp the edges together to make a pretty pattern.
  4. Put the pie shell back into the freezer for 1 hour to firm up.
  5. Fit a piece of aluminum foil to cover the inside of the shell completely.
  6. Fill the shell up to the edges with pie weights or dried beans (about 2 pounds) and place it in the oven.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and pie weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dried out and beginning to color.
  8. For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer.
  9. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined.
  10. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined.
  11. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined.
  12. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and ginger, (if using) and beat until incorporated.
  13. Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set.
  14. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature.
  15. Cut into slices and top each piece with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I know that many of you make your own pie crust.  Yes, I know how to do it – I took a class. However, today’s pre-made crusts are pretty darn good and save quite a bit of time. If you want to make your own crust, then by all means go ahead and do it – just don’t email me about it (and I mean that in the nicest way possible).

Yield: 6-8 servings

Source:, recipe courtesy of Paula Deen, Show: Follow That Food, Episode: Follow That Feast




4 thoughts on “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie (Food Mingle Blog Poll Winner!)

  1. this abundant life October 25, 2015 / 11:16 am

    I’ve never put cream cheese in my pumpkin pie but I am certainly going to give it a try! We loooove pumpkin pie at our house. A few years ago, I adapted our recipe to a crustless pie. My Little Man had food allergies that made the crust super tricky so we just ditched it. It sure makes things easy and we really don’t even miss the crust!

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    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog October 27, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      If you do try the pie with cream cheese, please let us know how you like it? I also love your idea of a crustless pie!


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