A lot of people might think of pumpkin pie and assume that it should only be made during fall or cooler weather, but this dessert is great for any time of the year. If you don’t eat pumpkin pie all year round, you’re really missing out. I like to make pumpkin pie with my oven. The oven temperature I like to use is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And I always get this question. How long to bake pumpkin pie in oven at 350 degrees? In this post, I’m gonna talk about this and share some tips on perfecting the recipe for a homemade pumpkin pie baked in oven from scratch.
The cook time required to bake pumpkin pie in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit is 1 hour and 10 minutes. With this combination of cook time and temp, you can expect a smooth and rich filling that is encompassed by a delicious, golden crust on the outside. Pumpkin pie is definitely not the easiest recipe to create, but the wait is worth it for this dessert. Cooking at this temperature for 1 hour and 10 minutes gives you the best chance to make a successful and appetizing pumpkin pie. Just make sure you start the process by setting the oven to 400 for the first 15 minutes of baking, then reduce to 350 for the remainder of the time.
Pumpkin pie has a specific way that it needs to be baked, so changing the oven temperature too much is not recommended. However, you can still increase or decrease the temperature a little bit for different results.
If you want the crust to be more crispy, you can set the temperature to be higher. But you will have to worry about getting a pumpkin pie with cracks in it. A higher temperature of about 375 degrees can cause the pie filling to develop cracks resulting from drying out, which affects both the look and taste of your pie.
If you want to bake at a lower temperature of around 325 degrees, you can expect to wait a decent amount of time longer before you can enjoy your pumpkin pie. But the pie will turn out to be more moist. If you have some time on your hands, go ahead and use this temperature, but I personally prefer having yummy food as quickly as possible without risking quality.
The best temperature to bake a pumpkin pie at is 350 degrees without a doubt. Of course you still have to start out at a higher temperature of about 400 for the initial 15 minutes, but the majority of the cooking takes place at 350. This temperature retains moisture and creates a smooth taste in every bite. You don’t want to rush the process by cooking it too quickly, and you don’t want to cook at too low of a temperature that will keep you waiting for what feels like forever. Baking at 350 degrees is the perfect temperature to produce high level results without making the process longer than it needs to be.
Pumpkin pie takes a while to bake in the oven, but the end results are definitely worth it. There are many recipes for pumpkin pie oven baked. But for me, I always stick to this one easy pumpkin pie recipe to create this delicious dessert. And here’s how to make pumpkin pie in the oven from scratch?
Go to the store and buy 1 can of pureed pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, ginger, heavy cream, milk, flour, butter, vegetable shortening, and a 9 in crimped pie pan
Start by making the pie crusts. Add 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening, and 1/4 cup of cold water to a bowl. Add the flour and salt first, then the butter, shortening, and end with cold water (Add a little bit of cold water at a time). Roll out the dough until it’s about an inch thick (use more flour if it’s sticky and put flour on the surface your rolling the dough on). Mold it to the sides of the pan and poke the bottom with a fork to create a few small holes.
Add 2 cups of pureed pumpkin, 3 eggs, and 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar into a bowl and mix. Then add into another bowl 1/4 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 -1/4 teaspoon of spices (however much you prefer for your spices), and mix these all together. Then add both bowls together and mix.
Bake the crust first at 400 for fifteen minutes before adding the filling to the middle. Fill about 3/4 of the pie pan and then bake for 55 minutes. Take it out and check the center with a knife to make sure it’s cooked, if the knife comes back clean, you’re all good. Your pumpkin pie filling should have a little wobble to it, so let it cool and set for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
I’m sure by this point you have realized that pumpkin pie takes a while to cook, it’s definitely not a quick dish by any means. Regardless, you can find ways to make the process a little quicker for those days where eating the food seems a lot more appealing than making it. Making anything from scratch usually involves a lot of ingredients. If you have the space, keep these ingredients readily available in your home to save you a trip to the store. You can also freeze the pies so that you can bake them faster for the next time. Whenever you are in a baking mood, try and bake as many pies as you can, your future self will thank you. Freezing your pumpkin pies will drastically reduce the time you need to reheat it, making this the best option for speeding up the process.
The best way to serve pumpkin pie to make it tastier is to add extra spices to the top once it’s cooked. Some of the most popular spices to consider adding are nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. You can also add a sprinkle of powdered sugar to include a little sweetness to the dish.
You can also make this dessert better is by switching up the crust. Make a crust out of gingerbread or graham crackers, whatever you like! The fun thing about cooking is that you can make every dish your own by incorporating ingredients that you personally enjoy.
Delicious food should be eaten in every season, so grab what you need and start making your very own, mouth watering pumpkin pie.
To make the pumpkin pie crisp, just make sure you start the process by setting the oven to 400 degrees for the first 15 minutes of baking. Then reduce to 350 degrees for the remainder of the time to allow the pumpkin pie filling to cook through.