Pumpkin pie may be a Thanksgiving classic, but there are plenty of other times to enjoy this popular fall dessert. Whether it's quick and easy or with cinnamon, apple or pecans, look no further for the best homemade pumpkin pie recipes.
Maple syrup adds a lovely flavor to this pumpkin pie, but if I don't have it on hand, I use honey. If serving with whipped cream, a light sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg adds a nice touch. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
"Even those on restricted diets should be able to enjoy a good piece of pie once in a while," contends Marijean Ackers of Riverside, California. "This creamy, wonderful dessert is a treat for the whole family. Folks are shocked to discover it's sugar-free and low in fat."
Basic pumpkin pie is good, but we think this dressed-up version is even better. Plenty of pecans add a nutty crunch to the pastry and the streusel topping. It's a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any time you want to end a dinner with something special.
-Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Bee" sure to serve the dessert here on Thanksgiving—it's the kind guests will be attracted to! "This pie pleases with the ever popular holiday flavor of pumpkin," assure Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas, "only honey gives it a delicious twist."
When our sons come home at Thanksgiving to hunt with their dad, I make this pie recipe from Grandma Fetting. We celebrate Thanksgiving in our cabin in the northwoods, a 40-year-old tradition.—Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
About ten years ago, a gal gave me a bar cookie recipe and told me not to be put off by the cake mix in the ingredients. I tried it and liked the taste. The next time, I made it into a pie gussied up with a caramel sauce and whipped cream.—Nila Towler, Baird, Texas
Because you don't need to fuss with a crust, this twist on the classic Thanksgiving standby may be the easiest pie you've ever prepared. "I'm a working mother a rely on this moist dessert every year for the holidays," says Linda Cummings of Atoka, Tennessee.
Like the spices in traditional pumpkin pie? Then try this tasty twist from Tammy Covey of Huntington, Arkansas. "Most people make this cool fluffy version for the holidays, but I think it's wonderful anytime of year," she says.