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Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
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Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch pie crust baked
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves can be omited
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sugar To be mixed with egg whites

Instructions

  • Choose your pie crust: traditional, graham cracker crumb or crustless. If using a frozen pie crust, bake the 9-inch pie crust according to package instruction.  Usually this involves pricking the bottom of the pie crust and baking for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • Separate the yolks from whites in all 3 eggs.
  • In a medium saucepan, mix together gelatin packet, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in evaporated milk and egg yolks.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
  • Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly until the gelatin is completely dissolved and the mixture starts to thicken slightly, approximately 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; stir in pumpkin.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
  • Let sit on counter to cool until the mixture forms a mound when dropped from a spoon.
  • While pumpkin mixture cools, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and beat stiff.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
  • Once the pumpkin mixture begins to mound, fold in the egg whites gently.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
  • Turn into cooled pie crust and chill until firm.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.
  • Top slices with whipped cream or Cool Whip.
    Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a simple, creamy no-bake alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood.

Notes

  • This is a light, airy version of pumpkin pie. If you want a traditional version, try our Impossible Pumpkin Pie.
  • Gelatin is typically found in the baking section. 
  • Use a regular pie crust, graham cracker crust or go crustless. 

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg