You know it’s almost Thanksgiving when folk start waxing lyrical about pumpkin pie. Sure, it’s a staple of the season and an all-time classic the whole family loves. But if you’ve been making the exact same pumpkin pie from scratch for years—maybe decades—it can get a bit…dare we say…boring.
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pie From Scratch Recipe
I know, I know – less can be more in the kitchen. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…wise words, well spoken. But the simple fact of the matter is that if you don’t make things up on occasion, you end up in a rut.
Precisely where I found myself last year, when out of the blue, I just couldn’t face the same pumpkin pie once again. I assembled my baking gear, checked the pantry was stocked, and subsequently felt no motivation to dive in.
Much to the bemusement of my family, who as usual expected me to deliver the goods come Thanksgiving. My fault for having set such a high standard over the years, but there you go!
Sure, switching to sweet potato pie to bring in a little variety is an option. But even then, getting a least a tad creative in the kitchen is still the way to go…in my humble opinion, anyway.
If you’re looking for other fall recipes to make in the kitchen, you can also try my pumpkin mac and cheese recipe or this pumpkin soup from scratch recipe. Enjoy all things pumpkin? Make all three recipes and go for the pumpkin trio—appetizer, main, and dessert!