No bake pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust has become the most asked for recipe around the holidays and once you try it you’ll know why!
Where Can You Buy Pumpkin Spice Pudding?
We’ve had a lot of questions about where to buy the pudding.
We got ours at a local Kroger and Walmart or it’s on Amazon Prime.
I bet you can guess who’s recipe this is. Cade did not name this one but he did shovel it in as fast as I did. And then I had a piece for breakfast. My first time ever eating pie for breakfast. And it was soooooo worth it!
Is Pumpkin a Fruit?
So, it’s a fruit. … But many fruits which are not sweet, such as tomatoes, beans, green peppers, etc., are popularly called vegetables.
Looking at it that way, a pumpkin is a vegetable.
When people cook or bake with pumpkin, it’s treated like a vegetable.
Luscious no bake pumpkin pie is my new thing. As is pie for breakfast. I totally get why people do that after Thanksgiving now. Good mercy.
Can Pumpkin Pie be Frozen?
Freeze the pie for up to a month.
Remove the pumpkin pie from the freezer and keep it in the fridge 10-12 hours before you want to serve the pie.
If you thaw it at room temperature, the filling may “weep,” resulting in a soggy crust.
Last year I was thinking about our dulce de leche banana cream pie which is all kinds of amazing and I suddenly had the bright idea to make a pumpkin version. So the first week of January when everyone was dieting I started testing a no bake pumpkin pie. What? I had just had a baby! I deserved pie!
So many readers want to know how to make a simple pie, a fool proof pie, a no bake pie, anything to make sure their pie turns out for the holidays and this has been the perfect solution.
The crust kept bothering me. Pumpkin pie makes people nervous and half of that is because of the crust, so I turned to good ol’ store bought ginger snap cookies. I needed strong flavor to keep up with the pumpkin, something holiday-ish, and something crisp. The gingersnap was perfect but I didn’t want to bake a bunch just to crush them so while you can totally go completely from scratch I chose to use store bought. All I did was crush them, add brown sugar and a pinch of salt then stirred in melted butter. Oh butter, how I love thee. You could probably even brown the butter but I think it has plenty of flavor as is.
Now here’s the important part. You must, must, must use a big, fat deep dish pie pan for this recipe, otherwise you’ll want to half the recipe. And you must mix the milk and pudding in one bowl, cream the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk (milk of the heavens if you ask Cade) in another and then fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture before stirring in the pudding mixture. This order is so important for the no bake pumpkin pie or it wont set up. Oh, and if you want to know how to keep those lumps out of cream cheese, just make sure it’s softened cream cheese
If you forget to soften the cream cheese just do what Barbara Bakes taught me, stick the sealed cream cheese (foil seal, not the box) in a bowl of very warm water and it will be soft in minutes.
And you can totally serve it with a dollop (every time I say that I think, dollop of Daisy from the sour cream commercial) of whipped cream but I actually don’t think this pie needs it and I never say that about pumpkin pie. My gosh that stuff is good.
No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust
See notes. The crust can be made and covered 2 days prior. The entire pie can be assembled 2-3 days before serving and stored in the fridge. Make sure you don't put any saran wrap over the top until the top is set, about 2-3 hours.
For the Filling
For the Filling
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 491 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 352mg Carbohydrates: 64g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 37g Protein: 8g
The crust can be made and covered 2 days prior. The entire pie can be assembled 2-3 days before serving and stored in the fridge. Make sure you don't put any saran wrap over the top until the top is set, about 2-3 hours.
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