“I make pumpkin, squash or carrot pies special by adding a teaspoon or so of maple flavoring. I also add it to whipped topping and baked apples,” notes Eleanore Rhoades of Wooster, Ohio. “I always get compliments.”
Paul Azzone relies on this simple but special deep-dish pie to provide a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home in Shoreham, New York. Pecans and pumpkin pie spice make this one comforting seasonal classic.
Eggnog gets extra credit for the creamy custard filling in this treasured recipe from field editor Terri Gonzalez, Roswell, New Mexico. She notes, “This pie of my mom’s is the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted.”