Some of the delicious food I ate for my Thanksgiving meal were sponsored by Giant Food Stores. All opinions are 100% my own.
Thanksgiving this year was a special one. My aunt and uncle from Kansas were visiting us in Pennsylvania over the holiday. It has been years since we’ve seen them and I am grateful for the time that we got to spend with them.
Our meal for that day included the typical turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables and the endless amount of desserts. This year I made my first ever pumpkin pie. Yes, I love to bake and yes, this was my first pie that I ever made that has a baked crust.
- 1 piece pre-made pie dough
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups Giant Food Stores canned pumpkin, mashed
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 1 cup half-and-half
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, optional
- Roll out your pie dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Gently place it in a 9-inch pie plate. Fold the overhanging dough under itself or trim the edges with a paring knife making sure not to trim too much and crimp the edges with your fingers. Pierce the bottom and sides all over with a fork. Place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your chilled dough with foil and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Place your pie dough with weights or dried beans into the oven and bake until the edges are golden, typically 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and then carefully remove the foil and weights/beans and continue baking until the crust is golden all over, which is typically 10 to 15 more minutes.
- The Pie filling
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the egg and the 2 yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.
- Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes or until the center is set. Place the pie on a cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and enjoy!
As a way to say Happy Thanksgiving, Giant Food stores is giving away a $25 Giant Food Stores gift card to one of The Mom Who’s readers.
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***The winner must be a Giant Food Stores shopper!
Congratulations to Tori S. for being the winner of the $25 Giant Food Stores gift card.