Dark and Spicy Pumpkin Pie

Gene Burns
Recipe by
Gene Burns

Serve up a popular autumn dessert that will fill your kitchen with fragrant spices as it bakes.

2 eggs
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon nutmeg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1 unbaked pie shell
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Beat eggs slightly. Combine with all other ingredients.
  2. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 450°F for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce over temperature to 350°F and bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted midway between the center of the pie and the edge comes out clean.
  4. Cool. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Gene Burns' Pie Baking Tip

It's easier to put the pie shell on the oven rack and then pour in the filling, rather than trying to carry the filled pie to the oven. (I didn't believe it either but it's true.)

Reprinted with permission from Palate Pleasers by the former Women's Auxiliary of Hebrew SeniorLife (then Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston).