Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425°.
  2. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350°; bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean.
  6. Cool.
  7. Garnish as desired.
  8. Topping options:
  9. Sour cream topping: Combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in medium bowl.
  10. After pie has baked 30 minutes at 350°, spread evenly over top.
  11. Bake 10 minutes.
  12. Streusel topping: Combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour in medium bowl.
  13. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  14. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
  15. After pie has baked 30 minutes at 350°, sprinkle evenly over top.
  16. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
  17. Chocolate glaze: Melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in small saucepan over low heat.
  18. Drizzle or spread over top of baked pie.

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