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Pumpkin Cream Pie with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

Guys. This pie. You need to make it. I made it a few years ago for Thanksgiving dessert, but wasn't able to get photos of it to share with you before serving it. But I still think of that pie, so I decided to make it again.

See, I'm sure it's no surprise that I love all things pumpkin. I mean, I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to pumpkin. I like pumpkin pie, I do. I like the flavor, but there's something about the texture that turns me off.

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

This pie has all the flavor of pumpkin pie (and then some), and it's even easier to make. Okay, yes, there are more steps than in classic pumpkin pie. But it's still not hard to make. I promise, it's worth the extra steps.

Also, I hope you own a BIG PIE PLATE. Like, a BIG DEEP DISH PIE PLATE. I made the mistake of using my standard pie plate, so I filled my pie level, planning to top it with whipped cream, and I had at least another cup of filling left over. Not that I'm complaining. I mean, pie filling. Spoon. A cozy blanket. Night made!

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

You could pile all that filling into your standard pie plate and still top it with whipped cream. I won't judge. You can call it diner-style mile-high pumpkin cream pie. Whatever you do, though, do NOT skip the salted caramel whipped cream. Words don't exist to describe this whipped cream. I'm glad I made it after my son went to bed so I didn't have to share licking the beaters.

You can use homemade caramel sauce, or store-bought. If you go the store-bought route, splurge and get real caramel sauce, not caramel-flavored sundae topping. Finally, sea salt flakes. Not table salt. Not kosher salt. I have a small tin of it, and reserve it for uses like this.

If you want to mix things up with your holiday desserts, but your family refuses to stray from the classics, add this pumpkin cream pie to your holiday table!

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

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Slightly adapted from A Spicy Perspective

Pumpkin cream pie has all the flavor of classic pumpkin pie with a slightly different texture. It's topped with decadent salted caramel whipped cream.

Maria @ kitchenathoskins

Friday 25th of November 2016

How pretty is this? That salted caramel dripping down the sides....yummo

Velvet Withers

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Your recipe looks wonderful. However you say to have 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar but only show how to use 1/4 cup of it. I assume you mean to have 1 1/4 cup in step 3 and the remaining 1/4 cup in step 8?

Coleen

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

You whip 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with the heavy cream, and add the remaining powdered sugar in step 5 with the pudding mix, evaporated milk and spices.

Karly

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Cannot stop the drool. This looks SO good! I think I could eat the whipped cream by the gallon, no joke. Need to try this recipe soon!