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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, by , is from Our Family Cookbook Project 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Julie Sheets-Quandt- Marion, IA
Added: Saturday, March 18, 2006


3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 c. brown sugar
3/4 tsp.salt
2 -1/2 to 3 tsp.of cinnamon (depending on your taste)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. allspice (depending on taste)
1/8 tsp. of ginger
1-1/2 c. milk
6 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 large can pumpkin (29 oz.)
6 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. of sugar
2 c. of whipping cream

3 graham cracker crusts
(for each crust mix together):
1-1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. sugar
Press into 9" pie dish and bake in the microwave on medium for 2 to 2 -1/2 minutes -
OR bake at 375 F in oven for about 6-8 minutes

After preparing pie crusts:
1. combine the first 6 ingredients
2. stir in milk and egg yolks
3. cook until mixture bubbles and gelatin dissolves (stirring constantly)
4. add pumpkin and stir together
5. remove from heat
6. chill until partially set
7. while mixture is in refrigerator - beat egg whites with sugar and cream of tartar until soft peaks form
8. beat whipping cream
9. fold carefully into chilled and partially set pumpkin mixture (fold in whipping cream first - follow with egg whites)
10. divide mixture between 3 previously prepared graham cracker crusts
11. chill till firm - preferably till next day

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Approx. 45 minutes + chill several hours to set
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was a Thanksgiving favorite of mine growing up. We didn't have family close by so we were always invited to the Thanksgiving celebration at the home of good friends -- who routinely cooked 4-5 turkeys due to their huge family (11 kids and many relatives). Every year my mom took about 6 of these pies to contribute to the dessert table and they were some of their favorite desserts too. (Julie is my good friend from our college days at WIU, Macomb, IL- Jennie)




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