Today we have a guest post by Christina Clawson of Geekyloot.com and writer for Lifehack.org. Enjoy!
Dean Winchester - A Pumpkin Pie Kinda Guy
This Supernatural themed pie is full of sugar, spice, and everything nice, and has a touch of salt and burn, for that just-exorcised-demon flavor. Nothing beats a slice of this pie on the road after a night of hunting. Its made with a non-traditional crust – and trust me, it tastes so much better than you can ever imagine!
Ingredients for Filling
2 cups canned pumpkin puree
1 ½ cups heavy cream
2 eggs, plus the yolk of a 3rd egg, beaten
1/2 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup White Sugar
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cardamom
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
Small ground Himalayan Pink Salt (or rock salt casings... in a pinch)
Zest of one Meyer Lemon
Ingredients for Graham Cracker Pie Crust
2 cups crushed graham crackers
6 Tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter
½ tsp Cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
Ingredients for Maple Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
Maple Syrup to taste
Assemble all of your ingredients so they are within easy reach. Preheat your oven depending on whether you are making your own crust or using a store-bought one.
Step 1: Prepare the crust!
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter and cinnamon until well mixed. Press this mixture into a 9 inch pie plate to get an even layer that goes up the sides of the pie tin. Make sure to press it well, using the back of a spoon or measuring cup to get an even surface.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes and allow to completely cool. Make sure you place the crust on a baking sheet for later.
Alternatively you can buy a pre-made graham crust. No need to bake! Place on a baking sheet.
Step 2: Prepare the Filling!
Carefully crack your eggs and add them to a large mixing bowl. Beat until they are well combined.
Add your sugars, salt, spices, and zest to the bowl and mix until combined.
Pour heavy cream into the bowl a little at the time, whisking until the batter is smooth.
Pour mixture carefully into the cooled pie crust.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
Then lower the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 55 minutes.
The pie will come out looking puffy but as it cools it will fall. This is normal!
Allow the pie to cool for at least 2 hours on a cooling rack. If you like chilled pumpkin pie, after this time place in the refrigerator for 2 more hours.
Step 3: Make the cream!
Pour cream into a large mixing bowl. Add maple syrup. Beat with a mixer or by hand until the cream is thick and doesn't fall when you turn the bowl upside down. Cover the pumpkin pie with the cream and allow to chill.
Step 4: Decorate!
To ward off evil, we're placing a protective symbol on the pie. To get this supernatural symbol on your pie, simply print out this symbol on a sheet of paper. Cut it out. Hold cutout over the pie and dust the outline with cinnamon. The shape should be visible on the pie!
Step 5: Devour!
Recipe Courtesy of Christina Clawson, blogger at Geekyloot.com, all images provided by the author!