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How to Make the Best Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a classic fall dessert. It's one of those desserts that you can't go wrong with, and everyone seems to love a piece of pie. The following tips will help you make the best pumpkin pie!

1. Prepare the pie crust.

Tip: Using a food processor is the easiest way to make a pie crust. Be careful not to overwork it. Butter flakes should still be visible.

2. Chill the pie crust.

Tip: It's easier to roll the crust when it has chilled. Otherwise, it would be very sticky because of the butter and you work too much flour into the dough.

3. Roll out the pie crust and transfer it to a baking dish.

Tip: The easiest way to transfer a rolled pie crust is to use the rolling pin.

4. Freeze the pie crust.

Tip: When freezing the pie crust before baking, the shape of the crust is retained and the sides are prevented from sagging.

5. Bake the crust.

Tip: Either pie weights, beans, or rice work well. Make sure to evenly distribute the weights and also press them lightly against the sides.

6. Prepare the pumpkin filling.

Tip: Canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree made from not-watery pumpkins work well.

7. Fill the filling into the crust and bake.

Tip: If the top browns too much during baking, cover it loosely with aluminum foil for the last 20 minutes.

8. Chill before serving.

Tip: For cleanly cut slices, it's best to chill the pie overnight. Top with whipped cream if you like.

Serve and Enjoy!  I hope you feel inspired to make pumpkin pie at home.  Happy Baking!