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The Mike's Hot Honey Pumpkin Pie

  • Prep Time
    1 hour
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • 1 homemade or store bought pie crust, par-baked in a pie pan for 10 minutes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Roasted or candied pecans for decoration (optional)
  • ¼ cup Mike’s Hot Honey, plus more for serving

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in sugar and ground cloves.

Mix in the pumpkin puree, heavy cream, milk, and Mike’s Hot Honey until combined.

Pour the filling into the warm pre-baked crust, ¾ of the way full. Bake for 50-60 minutes; checking around 50 minutes to see if the pie is set. After 25 minutes, cover the edges with aluminum foil so the crust doesn’t get too browned.

After the filling is set (a little jiggle in the center is okay as it will set completely as it cools), place on a wire rack to cool. Cool for 2-3 hours. Decorate with the pecans, and serve with whipped cream and more Mike’s Hot Honey.

Spice Up Your holiday season with a Twist: The Ultimate Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe with a Kick of Mike's Hot Honey

The holiday season is a time for cherished traditions and delicious food. One dish that has become synonymous with this holiday is the classic pumpkin pie. The warm spices, creamy texture, and sweet aroma of a homemade pumpkin pie can transport you back to childhood memories and create new ones with loved ones.

In this recipe, we will explore the history and health benefits of pumpkin pie and provide you with a traditional recipe. But why stop there? We will also introduce you to a tantalizing twist on this beloved dessert by adding a kick of Mike's Hot Honey.

The History of Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie has a rich history that dates back centuries. The origins of this delectable dessert can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans, who would hollow out pumpkins and fill them with a mixture of honey and milk before baking them. Over time, this simple dish evolved and spread across Europe. When the Pilgrims arrived in America, they discovered the native pumpkin and incorporated it into their recipes.

In the early days of America, pumpkin pie was not the sweet treat we know today. It was often made with a savory crust and filled with a mixture of pumpkin, spices, and molasses. It was not until the 19th century that the addition of sugar and spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, transformed pumpkin pie into the dessert we recognize today.

Pumpkin Pie Health Benefits

While pumpkin pie may seem indulgent, it offers several health benefits. Pumpkin itself is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and antioxidants. These nutrients contribute to healthy skin, a strong immune system, and improved digestion. Additionally, the spices commonly used in pumpkin pie, such as cinnamon and ginger, have anti-inflammatory and digestion-aiding properties.

When made from scratch, pumpkin pie is also a healthier alternative to store-bought versions. You have control over the ingredients, allowing you to reduce the amount of sugar and unhealthy fats. By opting for a homemade pumpkin pie, you can enjoy the indulgence without sacrificing your health.

Adding a Twist to Your Pumpkin Pie with Mike's Hot Honey

Mike's Hot Honey, a unique blend of sweet honey infused with chili peppers adds a delightful kick to any dish, including desserts. The combination of the natural sweetness of honey with a hint of heat creates a flavor profile that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your pumpkin pie to new heights. The addition of Mike's Hot Honey will infuse your pumpkin pie with a subtle warmth that complements the spices and enhances the overall flavor.

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Homemade Pumpkin Pie

  • Use homemade pumpkin puree for the best flavor and texture. Simply roast a small pie pumpkin, scoop out the flesh, and blend until smooth.
  • Do not overmix the filling. Stir until the ingredients are just combined to avoid a dense pie.
  • Blind bake the pie crust before adding the filling to prevent it from becoming soggy.
  • For added flair, top your pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon before serving.
  • Experiment with different spice combinations to personalize your pumpkin pie. Add a pinch of nutmeg or allspice for a unique twist.
This holiday season, surprise your guests and elevate your dessert game with a homemade pumpkin pie infused with the tantalizing flavors of Mike's Hot Honey. By combining the rich history and health benefits of pumpkin pie with the unique heat and sweetness of this delicious condiment, you are sure to create a memorable culinary experience.

So, grab a slice, savor the flavors, and embrace the warmth of the holiday season.

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