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Contest-Winning Eggnog Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Eggnog Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This family favorite is a combination of our favorite holiday flavors. With its flaky crust, creamy filling and crunchy topping, it's the perfect finale to a special meal.—Lyn Dilworth, Rancho Cordova, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a food processor, combine flour and salt; cover and pulse to blend. Add shortening and butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. While processing, gradually add water until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, eggnog, sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cloves until blended. Pour into crust.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over filling.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 408 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Contest-Winning Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Great Thanksgiving pie. The eggnog taste wasn't overpowering; the longer it sat, the less eggnog flavor came through. We omitted the nuts because we didn't have any and the pie was still great."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Love this recipe, I will be making it again this year"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"this pie sums up the flavors of fall/winter wonderfully. After this pie, I'm not going to want to make a plain pumpkin pie ever again! I saved a few calories and used light eggnog and it still came out perfectly"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012


Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Lovely Pie! Similar to Pumpkin Eggnog Pie but the nuts are great! However there are many people that do not like the nuts!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"Delicious! The only change I make is minor - leaving out the cloves. This is a combination pie that actually works. My family is snobby about pumpkin pies and we ALL loved this. The eggnog is not noticeable it just makes the pumpkin better. Great smooth texture. If you are busy, use a frozen pie crust and crank these out easily!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I wasn't sure about this recipe because I am not a big fan of egg nog, however, the eggnog is very mild in this pie. It was absolutely wonderful, and I would definitely recommend it!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"My cousin loves egg nog and pumpkin pie so I made this for Thanksgiving for him. I don't really like pumpkin pie but this was fabulous!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2008

"I made two of these this Thanksgiving. Everyone raved about them! They are so delicious!!"

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