Our best Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie just in time for the holidays!
I have not always been a pumpkin pie lover.
One Thanksgiving I decided to try to make a pumpkin pie that I would enjoy… Something lighter in texture with a bit more punch.
After quite a few test runs, I found that just a couple minor alterations created what I considered a perfect pumpkin pie.
One that didn’t even need whipped cream to make it worthwhile!
That’s where the secret ingredients come into play for today’s Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie.
You can easily fluff-up the texture of pumpkin pie by adding cream cheese to the mix. Not so much cream cheese that you end up with a pumpkin cheesecake, mind you. Just enough.
The cream cheese gives this Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie an ultra luxurious texture that is hard to resist.
The second secret ingredient amplifies the earthy pumpkin flavor in a major way. Instead of using traditional pumpkin pie spices, I added Chinese Five Spice, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and szechwan peppercorns.
The cinnamon and cloves provide a touch of tradition, while the fennel, star anise, and szechwan peppers adds a bit of pop!
Chinese Five Spice is the perfect complement to pumpkin pie.
Instead of making classic round pies, this Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie recipe makes one large shallow rectangular pie.
Slab Pies are Convenient Because…
- Slab pies take less time to bake than traditional pies.
- They take less time to cool as well.
- Slab pies are easier to cut.
- And easier to lift out of the pan without breaking the crust.
Plus, our Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie makes 24 servings, so it’s perfect for parties!
If you’ve never been a big fan of pumpkin pie, give this Secret Ingredient Perfect Pumpkin Slab Pie a try. I think you’ll find the slight changes are just enough to make you a convert!
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