Classic Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream

Thanksgiving Recipes on the SideNovember is here! And that means holiday cooking and baking season has officially begun on Cooking On the Side. From Libby’s Pumpkin Pie (today’s recipe) to French’s Green Bean Casserole, many favorite holiday recipes originated from food packaging – which makes them perfect topics for this blog! So for the next few weeks I’ll be preparing familiar, traditional Thanksgiving recipes “from the side”.

For me, it’s just not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie…

I’d say that Libby’s pumpkin pie is my favorite recipe out there – but there’s a distinct possibility that it might be the only pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten. It’s really a case of “if it ain’t broke…” The creamy, spiced custard filling – the most important element of the pie – is always just the right smooth, velvety texture. This year I decided to add some maple whipped cream on top, and now I’m wondering whether I might love the cream even more than the pie! It’s a tough call.

Classic Pumpkin Pie



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  1. This month has been full of more pumpkins than either one of us has ever eaten before. Hilarious! Nothing’s wrong with a classic pumpkin pie though.
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..Bobby’s Guest Test Kitchen =-.

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  2. Jessi A wrote:

    I agree!! Libby’s is the best!!! When my son turned 5 last year he even asked for it for his Birthday cake.

    Posted 11.3.09 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      That is one pumpkin pie fan for sure! 🙂

      Posted 11.3.09 Reply
  3. Karly wrote:

    I love pumpkin pie! The maple cream is a nice idea to change it up a bit!
    .-= Karly´s last blog ..Hot and Melty Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches =-.

    Posted 11.3.09 Reply