Miss Julie's Pumpkin Meringue Pie
Made from scratch with a graham cracker crust, this pumpkin meringue pie is surprisingly easy to make and melts in your mouth.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
- ⅓cup packed light brown sugar
- 6tablespoons butter, melted
- 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1(15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 1cup heavy cream
- ¾cup packed light brown sugar
- ½cup whole milk
- 2large eggs
- 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3large egg whites, at room temperature
- ⅛teaspoon cream of tartar
- ⅓cup white sugar
Step 1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2Mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, melted butter, flour, and cinnamon together for crust until mixture is binding together. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
Step 3Line the crust with aluminum foil, gently pressing into place. Pour 1 inch of dry rice or dried beans onto the foil.
Step 4Bake in the center rack of the preheated oven until golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer the crust to a wire rack to cool.
Step 5Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 6Whisk pumpkin, heavy cream, brown sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and sea salt together in a bowl until well blended. Remove foil and rice or beans from crust and set on a baking sheet; pour in the filling.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 C). Continue to bake until set, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Raise the oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 C).
Step 8While the pie cools, make the meringue. Beat egg whites in a medium bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed until frothy, about 2 minutes. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes more. Blend in sugar slowly; increase the mixer's speed to medium-high and beat until egg whites are stiff and glossy, about 2 minutes more.
Step 9Spoon meringue onto the pie, using the back of a spoon to form small peaks.
Step 10Return the pie to the oven and bake until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer the pie to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.