Chai Pumpkin Pie

Chai pumpkin pie!!!!!!!!!!!

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Can you tell I’m excited about this? It was on a total whim, but I took a chance and used my mom’s traditional pumpkin pie recipe and altering it a smidgen and also adding in my homemade chai spice.

I was pretty hopeful, my fingers were double crossed in hopes this pie wouldn’t be a bust.

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And friends, it did not disappoint. I’m not the hugest fan of pumpkin pie. I mean, I like it but if I had to choose between pecan or pumpkin… I’d go for the pecan every time.

However. I had my BFF Nichole over, the morning after I made this pie, for coffee and to taste test the chai pumpkin pie… for breakfast. I’ll share our thoughts at the end of the post.

Side Note: coffee and pie need to be together. Forever and always. Amen.

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In a medium bowl combine the 1-1/2 cups of pumpkin, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 2 teaspoons of chai spice and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.

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Whisk until smooth and all of the ingredients are combined.

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Next pour in the 1-2/3 cup of half and half…

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Loook how beau-ti-ful! I want to paint my home office this color, buy matching lamps and rugs.

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Lastly pour the pumpkin chai filling into your prepared crust. I used this pistachio toasted coconut pie crust… which is amazing but you can use any pie crust you choose.

Then slide the pie into your preheated 425° oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350° and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the center is set and a tester comes out clean. Every oven is different so check on it when the oven is at the 350° and at the 35 minute mark.

If the edges of your crust brown too quickly, cover crust edge with thin strips of aluminum foil or use a pie crust shield[affiliate]

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Serve with a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top and sprinkle with pistachios OR crushed roasted pepitas.

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At first, I tasted the pumpkin and I was like: hmmmm okay. However, immediately I was hit with the chai spice. Which then rolled in and the buttery pistachio and toasted coconut crust. I couldn’t shovel it in any faster.

Nichole loved the pie and she really loved the crust too. She said and I quote “If you love chai, then you’ll love this chai pumpkin pie!” I don’t think she intended to rhyme but it totally works.

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This chai pumpkin pie is pretty freaking delicious guys and I hope you give it a try!

Enjoy! And if you give this Chai Pumpkin Pie recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 1 (9-inch pie) or 8 servings

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Homemade pumpkin pie is taken up a delicious notch by adding chai spice to the mix!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Move your oven rack to the lower third of your oven and then preheat your oven to 425°.

In a mixing bowl combine the pumpkin, eggs, both granulated and light brown sugars, flour, chai spice and salt.

Next, pour the pumpkin filling into your chilled pie crust and bake for 15 minutes. Then immediately reduce your oven temperature to 350° and continue to bake for 35-45 minutes or until the center of your pie is set. A tester comes out mostly clean.

If the edges of your pie crust brown too quickly, cover crust edge with foil or use a pie crust shield [affiliate.].

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6 Responses to “Chai Pumpkin Pie”

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    Lory — November 7, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Laurie, the pie looks DELISH!!! Will have to give it a try. By the way, I think the pumpkin batter would be a great color for your office.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 7th, 2016 @ 1:43 pm

      Ha ha! Thank you, Lory! ❤️

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    andrea — November 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I love pistachio, I love coconut, I love pumpkin, and I love chai, so I had to try this combo! It was delicious! It went perfectly with my morning coffee (you don’t want to know how much I have eaten all by myself already 😉 )Thanks so much for the recipe! (Just FYI, the half and half is not mentioned in the recipe box)

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 8th, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

      Andrea!! I’m so happy to hear it! Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a review, you really made my day. Oh and thanks for the heads up on the half and half, appreciate it. Have a great day! <3

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    Jackie — November 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi Laurie

    Could I make this into a sweet potato pie?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 9th, 2016 @ 3:14 pm

      Hi Jackie! Honestly, I haven’t tested it but I think it could work. If you try it, please keep me posted! <3

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