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Pumpkin Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

Pumpkin Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

I love pumpkin pie and it has been a must for me to make every year for the holidays. Usually I make it with an all butter crust but this year I went with something that adds a bit of texture. The graham cracker allows for a crunchier crust and I would say it compliments the pumpkin pie filling nicely. The filling is deliciously spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and cloves. Make sure to whip up a batch of fresh whipped cream for topping and serve with vanilla ice cream.
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Lemon Meringue Pie with A Graham Cracker Crust

Lemon Meringue Pie is a great option for a lighter dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  Lemon Meringue Pie is a two layer pie of lemony filling and light whipped meringue.  It is a perfect balance of tart and sweet.  The flavors definitely awaken the taste buds after a heavy holiday meal.  I had never made Lemon Meringue pie but I had made meringue cookies before so I was familiar with half of the equation of this pie.  The process of making the filling was also very similar to making vanilla custard for Vanilla Custard Pie.  I had never tried this pie before so I did not know what to expect.  I loved the tartness of the pie along with the fluffy, almost caramelized texture of the meringue.

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Pumpkin Pie

You just can’t get any more classic than a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. I had never made pumpkin pie before but I was very happy with the results. The pie was so flavorful and the texture was nice and smooth. The crust was good and a little bit flaky. The recipe wasn’t too difficult to follow either. I topped the slice with a little fresh whipped cream.

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Pie Crust

I really like this buttery and flaky all-purpose pie crust. It’s great for pumpkin and fruit pies. Servings: makes 1 crust, enough for one tart. If you are making a pie with a bottom and top crust, double this recipe and form two discs of dough instead of one.

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Vanilla Custard Pie

 

The pie was tasty and fairly simple to make, even though I had never made pudding from scratch before. I liked the creamy vanilla pudding with the crumbly crust of the graham cracker. I topped the pie with fresh whipped cream and a touch of ground cinnamon.

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