Gingersnap pumpkin pie ingredients
This pumpkin pie comes together mostly with traditional ingredients, and a couple you might not expect. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- pumpkin: of course! If you’re buying canned pumpkin, be sure to choose pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling, which is already sweetened and spiced. I typically use Libby’s but you can also make your own.
- white and brown sugar: for sweetness and caramel flavor.
- fresh ginger: this is a generously spiced pie, and fresh ginger adds a lovely, fresh and zingy spiciness that is a welcome balance to the sweet pumpkin filling. For a more mild flavor, you can also use half as much ground ginger.
- cinnamon and cloves: cozy, warming spices for that familiar pumpkin pie flavor. You can also substitute premade pumpkin pie spice.
- salt: just a pinch to intensify the other ingredients.
- sweetened condensed milk: provides sweetness and is key to the lusciously smooth and creamy texture of this pie.
- eggs: it wouldn’t be a true custard without eggs, which provide thickening and structure. You’ll need two eggs plus a yolk for added richness.
- vanilla: just a splash of vanilla for complexity and to enhance all the other flavors. Be sure to add the vanilla last, off the heat, for the best flavor.
Recipe found on Yummly