Find out what espresso adds to traditional pumpkin pie, energize your pumpkins with this delicious seasonal recipe! While you're defying convention, why not try a scoop of coffee ice cream instead of whipped cream?
Mix pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and spices in a big bowl. Mix these ingredients well using a spoon. Then add the ground espresso and the 2 espresso shots.
Use an electric mixer on medium speed to mix the ingredients. This whips a lot of air into the pie filling, which will give the pie a fluffy and light texture after baking.
Assemble pies and bake at 425˚F for 15 minutes. After that, lower the temperature to 325˚F for approximately 40 minutes.
When the pies have baked thoroughly (if a clean, dry knife comes out clean and dry when you cut into the middle, you’re done!), pull them out of the oven and cool them on a baking rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Yields: 2 9-inch pies
Serving Size 1 slice