A classic pumpkin pie is a must on most Thanksgiving tables and is truly welcome any time. Sweet winter squash puree and a heady mixture of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and nutmeg known as “pumpkin pie spice,” along with a dense, creamy custard base make the filling irresistible. Serve it topped with a dollop of whipped cream, and you will be in pie heaven.
Pumpkin pie is one of the easiest pies to make, especially when you use canned pumpkin puree rather than roasting your own pumpkin. It’s ideal for the holidays because you can make it a day or two ahead. Loosely wrapped in plastic wrap, this pie will keep well for up to two days in the refrigerator. Wrapped tightly in a few layers of plastic and then a layer of aluminum foil, it'll keep in the freezer for up to a month.