Pumpkin Pies are delicious and the most craved desserts during holidays and special occasions and sometimes on normal days too.
Everyone loves pumpkin pies and those who deny this are just fooling themselves. They are quite straightforward to make and if you have the process right, you are bound to end up with a perfectly baked Pumpkin Pie.
Want your Pumpkin pie to be the most delicious pie ever? Just follow these simple tips and you are bound to get the desired result.
Preheat your oven
Make sure you always preheat your oven before baking your pumpkin pie in it. It takes just 15 minutes so while you are mixing up your ingredients, switch on the oven and let it get warm and nice so that when your do put your pie inside it, you will get a nicely baked golden-brown pie crust. Never skip on this step, preheating is the key to a perfectly baked cake.
Add a little shine to your crust
Everyone wants their pie to look great and shiny and you can achieve just that with the help of a little milk or an egg wash. Just cover your pie with some milk or egg wash before baking and then put the pie in the oven.
Lightly coat your pie crust with a pastry brush and ensure it doesn’t get soggy and when you take out your pie you will notice that it has a golden shiny look to it which will make it more appetizing to look at.
Pre-bake your crust
One of the best ways to make sure that your pie is crusty and not soggy is by pre baking your pie in the preheated oven before you add any filling.
This will make sure that your pie doesn’t get all soggy when you cook your pie with the pie fillings inside.
Use fresh whipped cream
Make a fresh whipped cream for your pumpkin pie and then add it as the topping. Store bought whipped cream has a lot of elements which do taste good but not as good as a homemade whipped cream. Your homemade whipped cream consists only of sugar and cream and that is exactly how it is supposed to be.
Use a little spice
Spice things up in your pumpkin pie by adding a little amount of cinnamon or nutmeg. It will provide your guests with a surprising taste and will definitely add more flavor to your pie.
But make sure you don’t put too much of a spice because that would definitely end up ruining your pie for good.
Add a little whole milk
Don’t be one of those diet conscious people and ruin the whole pumpkin pie in your calorie counting. Pumpkin pies are supposed to use whole milk as it provides a proper flavor to your cake and if you use a poor substitute for it, you can say goodbye to your perfect pumpkin pie. So don’t skip out on the whole milk, it is worth the extra calories.
Give it some time
It is good to make your pie one day before and then let it sit overnight. In fact, it would give the flavors to develop in your pie as this is one of those pies which taste better when at room temperature or cold. So save some time and bake it the previous night.
Still having trouble? Here’s how the experts make the crust