It’s almost fall, and of course you’ll want to make a pumpkin pie. But don’t just settle for any pumpkin pie. If you are already making an effort, you should look to make the best pumpkin pie possible. Here are some ideas that will help you do that.
Improve the Crust with Spices
Your pumpkin pie will be a lot better if you add some spices to your crust. Even adding a bit of cinnamon or ground ginger will significantly impact and improve the overall taste.
Bake the Crust Alone Before Adding the Filling
If you want to have a brown and crispy crust and evenly baked pie, you should bake the crust alone before introducing the filling. Simply do your crust preparations, bake for 30 minutes, and then pour the filling and resume baking.
Add Another Layer
The pumpkin filling is the key component of a pumpkin pie, but it doesn’t have to be the only one. Add a layer of chocolate filling between the pumpkin filling and the crust, or simply sprinkle something like chocolate chips or pecans before pouring it. The difference will be obvious.
Experiment With Toppings
Toppings can significantly improve your pumpkin pie and can go beyond whipped cream. Try topping your pie with coconut, crushed nuts, dried fruit, or caramel. Experiment a bit and see what works and what you like.