Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

I hope everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving Week here at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen!


Now, what's Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, right?  Believe it or not, I didn't like pumpkin pie when I was growing up.  We didn't have it at Thanksgiving because my father didn't like it either.  I don't remember what we had instead...possibly Italian pastries since my father's side of the family is Italian.

This recipe comes from my late mother-in-law, and it was the first pumpkin pie that I actually liked (I've long since been converted to all kinds of pumpkin pies!).  I think she got the recipe off a box of Knox gelatin a couple of decades ago.  It's lighter than traditional pumpkin pie and is very easy to make although you have to allow plenty of time for it to chill during the various steps.

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

1 baked 9" pie crust
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
3 eggs yolks
1 1/2 cups pumpkin (the plain kind)
3 egg whites
1/4 white sugar


Combine the gelatin, brown sugar, spices, milk, water, egg yolks and pumpkin in the top of a double boiler.  Place over boiling water and heat, stirring occasionally, for approximately 10 minutes until gelatin is melted and mixture is heated through.  Chill until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.

Beat egg whites until stiff then beat in white sugar.  Stir into chilled pumpkin mixture and pour into baked pie shell.  Chill until firm (approximately six hours.)  Serve topped with whipped cream if desired.



 Pumpkin, spice, egg mixture


Place over boiling water


Decorate with whipped cream if desired


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


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46 comments:

  1. Knox Gelatin - that's a name from the past. Does it still make your fingernails strong??

    I have a lot to be thankful for this year, but especially for my husband's health, even though he's having his 3rd surgery in a year, the 2 new great-granddaughters who will make their appearance soon, and for being able to retire this year!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's surgery but being able to retire and two new beautiful great-granddaughters are something to shout about!

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  2. I am thankful for my continue good health, as well as, being thankful for my family, fur baby, and my friends. :)

    myrifraf(at)gmail.com

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Oh, those fur babies sure make us happy don't they? Here's to continued good health in the new year.

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  3. This year, I am most thankful for the good health of all of my family members and myself; and the fact that my whole family is able to get together for the holiday season this year. EMS591@aol.com

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    1. How wonderful to all be together for the holiday season! Family makes the holidays!

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  4. Right now I'm thankful for my oldest son - age 50 - who made an unexpected trip from FL to MN to see me last week. We had 3+ days to catch up, wander down memory lane, and laugh ourselves silly. I'm still smiling.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. How wonderful you had that time with your son! My daughter arrives for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and I'm counting the days! I'm lucky that my other daughter and granddaughter are only about 20 minutes away.

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  5. My family doesn't like pumpkin pie either...we do, however, love pumpkin ice cream pie. That's what we'll be having. I'm thankful that I finally have a job where I have Thanksgiving off.

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    1. So glad you'll be able to spend the holiday at home with family!

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  6. I'm most thankful for my 2 dogs and 2 cats that I love dearly---I'm also thankful that I made it to retirement and am now figuring out how to enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Enjoy your retirement, Sue! I'm looking forward to that, too!

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  7. I am thankful for my continuing good health, after a breast cancer diagnosis and a wonderful family. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So glad to hear that your good health has been restored! Certainly something to be thankful for.

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  8. I am most thankful for my family, friends and pets

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    1. The three best things in life--family, friends and pets!

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  9. I am thankful for and appreciative of everyday that I feel well, can enjoy walks in the sunshine and enjoy time with my grandchildren who are an inspiration. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Grandchildren are the best, aren't they? I'm looking forward to taking my granddaughter to the turkey farm next week.

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  10. I am always thankful for my family. This includes my husband, our 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Number three was our new blessing this year. All have their health. So I feel very blessed and most thankful.

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  11. I didn't like pumpkin pie when I was growing up either. But, now I love it.
    I am thankful for my health (the aches and pains remind me I am still here) and my family.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Family makes the aches and pains less annoying!

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  12. I am most grateful for my family. We are all in good health and we have a new great niece.

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    1. Congrats on the new great niece! How exciting. And isn't it amazing how we come to appreciate good health more and more as we get older?

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  13. A lighter pumpkin pie sounds like a winner.
    I'm thankful for (among may other things) so many people writing great books.

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    1. Well, Libby, we are so grateful that we get to write them. We love doing it...most of the time! LOL. There are those days when you hit a roadblock, but when the writing is going smoothly, it's the best feeling.

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  14. Hi Peg thank you for the recipe anything with pumpkin is always good.
    I am thankful for my family. We have 4 adopted boys that amaze us each year and my father still going strong as this will be our 2nd year with out my mom as she passed away. I am thankful we are all hanging in there and moving forward.

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    1. It's tough to lose such an important person in your life as your mother. But it sounds like you have four wonderful boys and your father to surround you with love!

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  15. Thankful for my family and good health, my husband and our four cats, and for all the great books to read!

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    1. Dawn, you know what's important in life!

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  16. I'm thankful for the Lord's blessing in my life, especially in times of trial, and for my family, our health, our jobs, and that we live in a land of freedom. And, as a friend once reminded me, we should be thankful for taste buds too, especially when pie is involved! :)

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    1. Oh, yes! Taste buds! And freedom--that's a good reminder to give thanks for that especially when you read about all the horror in the world.

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  17. I am thankful for so many things. My 84 year old dad. Who has had leukemia since 1997. My son, I was told I would probably never have a child. Of course throw in my husband, our 17 year old shelter find dog, our kitten, and a couple of stray cats. Last but not least, my job. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome sounding book.

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    1. Sounds like you know what the important things in life are, Marsha!

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  18. I'm thankful for my husband and children, I'm also thankful that I get to have my 91 year old mother here for the holiday, this will be the first thanksgiving we get to celebrate with her in 10 years.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, Debbie, that's so nice! My mother will be 91 in January but unfortunately will not be here since I'm in Michigan and she's in NJ.

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  19. I am thankful for so many things, but the one fun thing is discovering cozy mysteries. Bobbipad at gmail.com

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  20. I'm thankful that this year was rather boring! By that I mean my family had no major problems (health or otherwise). My little dog, Captain, did have back problems, but he's doing much better now! I'm always grateful for books (especially cozy mysteries) because they're my escape from daily pressures.

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    1. So glad Captain is doing better! And I know what you mean about how great it is to have a boring year! Been there, done that myself!

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  21. I'm thankful that my parents are still in good health and with me for another holiday season.

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    1. How wonderful to have your parents with you!

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  22. I thankful for my family and for the healing power of Jesus Christ.
    Also for the chance to win a book. Here's hoping…
    Anne@rightler.com

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    1. Family is what the holiday is all about!

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  23. i'm thankful that my vet was able to save my pug Meka.and i'm thankful i have my mom and my brother
    mekachew69@gmail.com

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