Tuesday, November 3, 2009

pumpkin icebox pie

This is a nice fall dessert, that is very tasty! Like pumpkin pie but a little sweeter in my opinion. I didn't have a 9-in square pan, so I used my 10-inch and just crushed up some extra graham crackers and melted a little more butter and it filled up the whole pan.

Pumpkin Icebox Pie (from Everyday Food)
Serves 9-12

  • 16 cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Make crust
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine crushed graham crackers, sugar, salt and butter. Mix until it resembles a wet sand. Press crumbs in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch square baking dish.
  3. Bake until crust is deep golden brown and fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in baking dish on a wire rack.

While crust is baking, make the filling
  1. Place 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin on top of water and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree and cream cheese until smooth.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine evaporated milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; bring to a simmer over medium. Add gelatin mixture and stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Pour milk mixture into pumpkin mixture and whisk until completely smooth.

To finish
  1. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate until chilled and completely set, about 3 hours (or wrap tightly with plastic and refrigerate for up to 2 days).
  2. To serve, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.



  1. I can't wait to give this a try!

  2. Do you think the recipe calls for 16 whole graham crackers (large rectangles)?

  3. yum! this sounds very interesting.

  4. i'm making it for thanksgiving tomorrow. wish me luck, i'm not the best at this stuff.

  5. I thought it was an excellent blog, that information has been very helpful in my life, I am a desserts lover, so I really enjoyed this reading, this weekend I want to do one! Thanks for this great moment!

  6. Hi Amanda!

    I am one of the food editors at TheStir.com. This recipe sounds delicious and I'd love to feature it, along with the photo, in an upcoming post. Please let me know if you're up for sharing! You can email me at bdrye@cafemom.com.



  7. i used ginger snap cookies instead of graham crackers and adjusted the mixture accordingly
    I put the crust mix in cup cake tins and made personal pastries.

  8. This seems more work then making regular pumpkin pie. That takes only 1 bowl. Less clean up.