Sunday, October 30, 2011

Marshmallow Meringued Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie




It's that time ladies and gents, what time may you ask? Time for football, well sure. Time for the time change, very soon yes. Time for watching Love Actually, yeah almost. What is it truly time for though...?





Well folks I believe it's time to upgrade your pant size for the holidays, or better yet...might I suggest elastic. I am quite lucky to be pregnant right now, or perhaps it's a curse...I almost feel I have permission to eat what I want. It's hard to tell a Jennifer craving from a baby needs it to grow craving. I mean who am I to deny my child a cupcake?





Shoot maybe that cupcake is growing that part of my babies brain that could make him president one day? Or better yet, maybe that cupcake is happening to up his "luck factor"..the kind of luck that has him force me to buy the winning lottery ticket one day while were buying Slurpee's at 7-11.





Now that you have that to chew on, perhaps you should make this..and have a whole dang pie to nibble, shoot I won't lie - this makes two pies!

One for me, one for baby.





Ingredients (Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie) Makes 2 Pie's
Delightfully borrowed from Paula Dean ya'll
{Full Printable Recipe}

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional

- 2 Store bought crust, 9'.





Directions (Pumpkin Pie)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pre-bake your pie shells for 10 minutes.

For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.

Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crusts and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the center is set.  I covered my pie edges with aluminum foil.  Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature.






Ingredients (Marshmallow Meringue)
Originally borrowed from Sprinkles Bakes

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 -7oz. jar of marshmallow creme





Directions (Marshmallow Meringue)

Beat egg whites, vanilla and salt at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar 1 tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Beat in 1/4 of the marshmallow creme. Repeat with remaining creme until meringue is well mixed and fluffy.

Heap meringue in the middle of the cooled pie and swirl with the back of a spoon or spatula. (I used fork to make the stripes.) Bake at 400 until browned.

Oh Yeah baby..literally


38 comments:

Leesha said...

Marshmallow Meringue?! That sounds SOOOO good!

Daisy said...

this looks incredibly delicious!! nicely done on that meringue.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, it looks marvelous! I love that marshmallow meringue.

Cheers,

Rosa

LDH said...

I agree with Daisy... this does look incredibly delicious!!!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

You had me at marshmallow. Yeeeeeum!
Jo-Anna

Sue said...

Cream cheese and pumpkin? YUM! Great photos...so inviting!

Peggy said...

Can't deny that child a cupcake =) Or a piece (or three) of this pie! It looks absolutely stunning.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Girlfriend?!? This might make you my official BFF. LOVE!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Gorgeous! Ha ha ha - Love Actually. So true!! Happy Halloween!!

Yummy Mummy said...

I say enjoy eating whatever the heck you feel like. When else will your tummy grow anyway? :) This looks so so yummy!

Michael Toa said...

Oh Yum! This pie looks so good.

Val said...

All I need is a fork....looks awesome.

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

This looks outstanding! I love meringue!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

This looks absolutely delish and is at the top of my list for new pies to try. Thanks for sharing and I love the dotty bright green plate!

shaz said...

HI Jennifurla, wow, I have been soo busy and haven't had time to blog surf as much. Turns out you're pregnant again. Congratulations! And Indigo looks so grown up already (sidebar pic).

The pie sounds great! I have some fresh pumpkin in the fridge I've been wanting to turn into pie, never thought about a meringue topping.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Meringue on a pumpkin cheesecake? Awesome!

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

I don't know how I missed this post! Absolutely STUNNING!!! Marshmallow meringue... I die!

Kristen said...

I am not usually a meringue fan, but with marshmallow fluff in it, I am quickly changing my mind. What a fantastic pumpkin pie!!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

Love the marshmallow meringue!

Lori said...

Wow, YUM. Looks fabulous. I didnt know you were blogging again. Glad to see you back.

Raina said...

Marshmallow meringue sounds sooo yummy and the pumpkin pie delish! That little bundle of joy has good taste:)

Deborah said...

I was pregnant last year during the holiday season, and I loved it! This year, though, I may have to wear those elastic waist pants... This pie looks AMAZING!!

Lizzy said...

This is one fabulous pie!!! I'd love to make this instead of the traditional pumpkin pie for turkey day...too bad I can't think of an excuse to make two!

Brownieville Girl said...

"one for me, one for baby" I like the way you think!!

Claudia said...

This is wonderfully delicious - can I make-believe that the meringue keeps it light? Or just throw in the towel and accept that there are New Years Resolutions in my future?

Cooking Gallery said...

That looks sooo good...!! Marshmallow meringue, what can go wrong?? Love the beautiful presentation too :).

Beth said...

Marshmallow meringue makes everything better. This looks sensational!

SnoWhite said...

want to come make this for our Thanksgiving dinner?!? Looks great.

Monet said...

What a beautiful pie, my friend! And eat up, you are feeding two! Thanks again for sharing with me. You know how to make me smile. I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Angela said...

This is almost like a pumpkin pavlova, a really elegant idea and something a little different.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the meringue on top..the pie looks terrific!

Julie said...

Mmm...delish. I've got my stretchy pants ready!

teresa said...

Love Actually is one of my favorite movies! and it looks like this could become my new favorite pie!

Rachel said...

What gorgeous, clean photos. I don't just want this pie, I want to eat it in your photos! (does that make any sense?) Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

This looks ultra delicious! I love how you did the border for your crust.

Barbara said...

You see that last part of the pie in the last photo? That's for me. Thank you very much! This looks fabulous. Don't know why I never thought of using marshmallow creme for meringue.

Eliana said...

oh goodness! this pie has amazing and delicious written all over it!!!!

Springcakes said...

We made these for Thanksgiving, they were fabulous and we have two in the oven now!
Thank you for sharing:)