Tag

holiday

Browsing

Why wait until St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy a slow cooker corned beef dinner with your family? Melt-in-your-mouth corned beef with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes is a dinner you can pull off any night. Your crock pot does all the work so this homemade corned beef and cabbage recipe is super easy. Your family doesn’t have to know how easy it is and believe me, when mine sing praises, I relish the moment.

Best corned beef and cabbage recipe

Best Corned Beef Recipe

Using a few simple and wholesome ingredients, you’re about to make the best crockpot corned beef and cabbage recipe. Consider it practice for St. Patrick’s Day or simply find your way to a satisfying meal any day!

Corned beef and cabbage ingredients

Crock Pot Corned Beef Ingredients

  • Corned beef brisket – Look for the ones that come with the seasoning packet. They’re more plentiful in March but you will find them year-round.
  • Garlic cloves – Gotta have that garlic!
  • Bay leaves – These enhance the corned beef seasonings provided.
  • Chicken stock – Adds more flavor than water for cooking the meat.
  • Potatoes – You’ll need both russet and golden to make this recipe amazing.
  • Carrots – Adds color and nutrition.
  • Cabbage – You can’t have corned beef without cabbage!

Easy corned beef recipe

Easy Corned Beef Recipe in a Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)

This is such an easy corned beef and cabbage recipe which has less than 10 ingredients. While it will cook for 10 hours, you’ll only spend 15 minutes prepping when you make corned beef in a crock pot. That’s a win in my book!

If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then your lucky enough.
Anonymous

How do you Make Corned Beef and Cabbage from Scratch?

You’ll get your slow cooker ready with chopped onions on the bottom. Then add the corned beef and seasoning packet. Pour the chicken stock in until it just about covers the corned beef. Next, the garlic and bay leaves. You’ll set it for low at 8 to 10 hours but after 3 hours, you’ll add the carrots and potatoes. Two hours before you serve it, you’ll add the cabbage. This keeps the veggies at the best textures so your corned beef and cabbage doesn’t feel mushy.

How do you make corned beef and cabbage from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for Homemade Corned Beef in a Slow Cooker

  • Add the veggies into your crock pot in intervals. Carrots, potatoes, and cabbage come out mushy when you put them all in the slow cooker at the beginning. If you follow this corned beef crock pot recipe, you’ll find everything has a perfect texture this way.
  • Slice the meat against the grain. This keeps it juicy and tender in every bite.
  • Reserve the jus. The jus is the best part! It keeps everything moist and delicious!

How to cook corned beef in a slow cooker

What is the best cut of meat for corned beef?

If you buy the corned beef brisket with the seasoning packet, you’ve got the right stuff. If you go to a butcher, you can ask for the flat cut for corned beef. The whole brisket can also be used though.

Is corned beef and beef brisket the same thing?

Beef brisket is like a roasted beef. But corned beef is brined first which is why it has a different color than a regular beef brisket.

What goes well with corned beef

Do you rinse corned beef before cooking?

If you want to reduce your sodium content, be sure to rinse your corned beef. It usually has excess salt on the surface.

Should you soak corned beef before cooking?

You should either soak it or rinse it. This will remove the excess salt on the meat.

How long do you soak corned beef before cooking?

You can soak it or rinse it. I prefer the simpler method of rinsing, but if you’re going to soak, do so for about 2 hours to get that excess salt out of every nook and cranny.

Is it better to boil or bake corned beef

Do you use the brine when cooking corned beef?

Yes! Dump it on in when you’re putting it into your slow cooker!

Can you brine corned beef too long?

Some recipes call for brining the corned beef. This one does not. But if you do brine corned beef, it shouldn’t be for longer than 10 days.

Do you rinse corned beef beef before cooking

How to Cook Corned Beef

Corned beef is the best when cooked in your slow cooker. It is a tougher cut of meat so the slow and low heat of the crock pot render it to a fork-tender texture.

Is it better to boil or bake corned beef?

One isn’t better than the other. The secret to the best corned beef is taking your time, cooking it over low heat for a longer time will ensure it comes out tender.

Can you bake corned beef?

You can also bake your corned beef though I love using the slow cooker. It doesn’t heat up the house like the oven does. To bake corned beef, you’ll need to wrap it well after you use the corned beef seasoning and then bake at 350F for an hour per pound of corned beef.

Do you use the brine when cooking corned beef

What do you put in the water when cooking corned beef?

Always include the spice packet that comes with your corned beef. Additionally, adding some bay leaves really completes the flavor profile.

Do you add salt to corned beef and cabbage?

No, the meat is salty enough plus the seasoning packet will give it enough flavor. If you add salt, you’ll only make this dish too salty.

Can you brine corned beef too long

How long should you cook corned beef?

When cooking a corned beef and cabbage crock pot recipe, cooking on the low setting for 8-10 hours is best to make sure your corned beef is nice and tender.

Does corned beef get tender the longer you cook it?

This depends on the method you are using to cook it. You could put it in your oven for a longer time at a higher temperature and ruin it. Whether slow cooking or baking, always remember to cook it at a low temperature for a longer duration.

How do you know when corned beef is done in slow cooker?

You’ll be able to tear it apart with a fork with ease. Also, if you follow the recipe, after 8 to 10 hours your slow cooker corned beef will be ready.

What goes well with Corned Beef

Soda bread or beer bread is nice to serve with corned beef. It will help you sop up that jus and provide a vessel for the meat. You can also serve a salad or sauteed veggies if you have more guests joining you. Garlic green beans or brussels sprouts will work nicely.

What is the best cut of meat for corned beef

How to Store Corned Beef

Store your corned beef in airtight containers. You can also wrap the meat in foil. It needs to go in the fridge from there.

How Long Does Corned Beef Last?

In your fridge, corned beef lasts 3 to 4 days. If you have too much to eat within that span, consider freezing it.

Homemade corned beef and cabbage

Can You Freeze Corned Beef?

Absolutely! Make sure it is properly contained in freezer bags, foil, or airtight containers and you can keep your corned beef in the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Corned Beef?

If it’s frozen, let it thaw overnight in the fridge. When you’re ready, heat your oven to 350F, wrap the meat in foil, and heat for about 5 to 7 minutes.


Watch How To Make Corned Beef and Cabbage (Video)

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 515
This classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Slow Cooker recipe is a full meal complete with tender corned beef, cabbage, veggies, and baby potatoes. Cooking it in a slow cooker makes the cooking process super easy and ensures your corned beef comes out tender every time. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs corned beef brisket (with seasoning packet)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb russet potatoes
  • 1 lb golden potatoes
  • 4 large carrots (chopped)
  • 1 small head of cabbage (cut into wedges)

Instructions 

  • In a 6 quart slow cooker, place the chopped onion in an even layer. Place the corned beef with the seasoning packet on top of the onions, then pour in the chicken stock until it almost covers the corned beef. Then, add in the garlic and bay leaves. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. When 3 hours have passed, add the carrots and potatoes. 2 hours prior to serving, add in the cabbage wedges. Once the corned beef is cooked until tender, remove from the crock pot and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Be sure to slice the corned beef against the grain. Serve with the potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and jus.
Calories: 515kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2252mg | Potassium: 1432mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6134IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 5mg

More corned beef and cabbage recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Although this does make the perfect Thanksgiving ham recipe, why wait for a holiday or special occasion? This honey baked ham recipe can make any weekend dinner or Sunday brunch more spectacular. In my house, the leftovers are prized for sandwiches and I love throwing ham into our omelets, soups, and other dishes. Make a honey baked ham and you’ll have plenty to eat all week!

Best honey baked ham recipe

Best Honey Baked Ham Recipe

The best honey baked ham takes simple pantry staples to help you add perfect flavor to your meat. Ham looks impressive but it takes no time at all to get it ready for your oven.

Easy Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Essentially, this is just buying a ham and making the glaze to coat it with. So little energy on your part for big flavors that impress guests or make for a special weekend meal.

Honey baked ham ingredients

Honey Baked Ham Ingredients

  • Spiral cut ham – Choose one that is 8 to 10lbs.
  • Honey glazed ham recipe – Make the best honey glaze ever with honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard.

Easy honey baked ham recipe

The definition of eternity is two people and a ham.
Anonymous

How do you Make Honey Baked Ham from Scratch?

You’ll preheat your oven to 250F and remove the ham from the packaging. The rule of thumb is 15 minutes of baking time per pound. The internal temperature should be 135F. As the ham cooks, make the honey glaze by mixing the honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard together. When the ham is cooked through, take it out and brush it with the glaze. Then heat it at 400F, baking for 15 to 20 more minutes until the glaze browns.

How do you make honey baked ham from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Honey Baked Ham Every Time

  • Always choose spiral cut. This makes your honey glazed ham so much easier to serve. Plus, the honey glaze seeps into the cuts to penetrate the meat.
  • Cook slow and low. Spiral cut hams are already cooked, so you want to keep the temperature low to prevent drying it out.
  • Let it rest. After your honey glazed ham is finished baking with the glaze on, resist the urge to start cutting it up. It will stay nice and moist if you let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.

How to cook honey baked ham

How many people does a 10 pound ham feed?

As a rule of thumb, a 10-pound ham will feed around 10 people. If it’s just your small family, you can get a smaller ham. And if you have more people coming, you’re going to need a bigger ham.

How much does a honey baked ham cost?

A honey baked ham costs well over $50, but if you get your spiral cut ham at the store and make it yourself, it will cost much less and still taste amazing.

How long to bake honey baked ham

How to Cook Honey Baked Ham

Honey baked ham is cooked in the oven. You only need a few minutes to make the glaze while it bakes. After it cooks for a while at 250F, you will take it out to glaze it with the ham glaze recipe below, raise the oven temperature to 400F and bake it for 15 to 20 more minutes until it gets a golden brown hue.

How do you make a ham glaze from scratch?

To make a brown sugar glaze for ham, combine honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard for a sweet and savory glaze that makes your ham irresistible.

Should I cover my ham with foil while baking

Honey baked ham heating & cooking instructions:

Should honey baked ham be heated?

You do not have to heat a fully cooked honey baked ham. However, many people enjoy it warm. To keep from drying it out, you should heat it at a low temperature.

How do you heat up a honey baked ham?

When cooking spiral ham, heat your oven to 250F and then put that ham in. It will take around 2 hours depending on the weight of the ham. After that you can glaze it and heat it at a higher temperature until it becomes golden.

What is the best way to cook a precooked ham?

In this oven baked ham recipe, you’ll see this is the best way to cook your precooked ham. The low temperature keeps the meat moist while warming it up.

How do you heat and glaze a fully cooked ham?

All you need to do is follow this recipe. You’ll preheat to 250F and then bake your ham for 15 minutes per pound. Then you’ll remove it to glaze it will putting the temperature to 400F and finish it off for 15 to 20 minutes.

How do you cook a spiral ham without drying it out?

When cooking ham in the oven, follow the directions in this recipe. Cooking your spiral ham slow and low plus letting it rest afterward is the key to succulent and juicy ham.

How long does it take to cook a ham in the oven at 350 degrees?

At 350F, it will take an hour and 40 minutes to cook your ham in the oven. I recommend using 250F as your temperature though to keep it from drying out.

Should I bake ham covered or uncovered

How do you keep ham moist?

Stick to the baking time in this spiral ham recipe when cooking ham in the oven and take the ham out when it reaches that sweet spot internal temperature of 135F. You’ll then glaze it and add it back in for a short time at a higher temp and let it rest after that. It will stay moist.

Should I bake ham covered or uncovered?

If you want to cover your ham, that is fine. This recipe lets you bake it low and slow so it won’t dry out if you leave it uncovered.

Should I cover my ham with foil while baking?

You do not have to cover your ham with foil, though if you’d like to, you can. You will need to remove the foil when it is time to glaze it.

How do you keep ham moist

Can you bake a ham in a glass baking dish?

Yes, you can bake ham in a glass baking dish as long as the dish is oven-safe.

How Long to Bake Honey Baked Ham

Following my recipe, it will take you about 2 hours to bake your honey baked ham. Ham cooking time can vary based on the size, so you’ll want to plan on 15 minutes of bake time per pound.

What goes well with Honey Baked Ham

We love scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, a fresh salad, sweet potatoes, sauteed greens, dinner rolls, and the whole nine yards. You can serve any side you like with ham since it’s so versatile but I like having a balance of rich and indulgent sides along with simpler ones so the meal doesn’t feel too heavy.

Homemade honey baked ham

How to Store Honey Baked Ham

You should wrap up your cooled ham leftovers in foil and put it in the fridge.

How Long Does Honey Baked Ham Last?

In your fridge, those ham leftovers will last for about a week. But after that, you should move it to the freezer.

Can You Freeze Honey Baked Ham?

Freezing your honey baked ham is like a gift to your future self! Wrap it well and label it and then be sure to use it within 6 weeks.

How to Reheat Honey Baked Ham?

Let it thaw in your fridge overnight then heat it in the oven at 275F for about 10 minutes per pound of ham.


Watch How To Make Honey Baked Ham (Video)

Homemade Honey Baked Ham Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 212
This homemade honey baked ham recipe is the perfect way to cook a tender and juicy ham while saving money on a delicious holiday meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 8-10lb spiral cut ham

Honey Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250F. Remove the packaging from the ham and place on a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan cut side down. Bake for about 15 minutes per pound, or until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135F.
  • While the ham cooks, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl and mix well.
  • Once the ham reaches 135F, remove from oven and brush the ham with the glaze liberally. Heat the oven to 400F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the glaze has browned. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Heat the oven to 400F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the glaze has browned. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Calories: 212kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

More ham recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

In my house, eggnog is a Christmas-time favorite. For years, I’d get excited when the supermarket would finally have it in stock around the holidays. But the real treat is making a homemade eggnog recipe yourself. It tastes better, has no weird ingredients, and best of all, you don’t have to wait for the holidays to make it. Christmas in July, anyone?

Best eggnog recipe

Best Eggnog Recipe

Simple and wholesome ingredients that are right in your kitchen right this minute are all it takes to make the best eggnog recipe. Once you make it yourself, you will never go back to those cartons or gallon jugs.

Easy Eggnog Recipe

In less time than it takes to go to the store to buy it, you can make this easy eggnog recipe. You’ll only need 8 real ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time. It will cook for 25 minutes and then it’s all about letting it chill and being patient!

Eggnog ingredients

Homemade Eggnog Ingredients

  • Egg yolks – As the name suggests, eggnog takes eggs to make, though only the yolks (save the raw egg whites for an egg white omelet!)
  • Heavy whipping cream – Heavy cream gives eggnog that creamy and thick texture
  • Whole milk – Yes, let’s make it even creamier!
  • Sugar – Eggnog needs some sweetness too
  • Vanilla extract – Because sugar isn’t enough to give it that taste we all love
  • Nutmeg – Is any holiday dish ever complete without nutmeg? (Spoiler alert: no, it isn’t!)
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon is the perfect garnish to shake on top of each serving of traditional eggnog. A teaspoon of cinnamon is enough for the family.
  • Whipped cream – the perfect sweet and creamy topping (can substitute a spoonful of cool whip)

Easy eggnog recipe

How do you Make Eggnog from Scratch

For a traditional eggnog recipe, first you’ll whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. When it’s creamy, you’ll then take a saucepan and fill it with cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt. Once it lightly simmers, temper in the eggs, slowly adding a little hot milk to the egg mixture at a time while whisking well. Keep doing this until all of your hot milk has been incorporated, then pour it all back into the saucepan, whisking until it thickens a little. Take it from the heat, add the vanilla. Then refrigerate it for several hours and it will be ready for you later!

I’m a self-confessed eggnogaholic.
Megan

How to make eggnog from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Eggnog Every Time

  • Don’t rush it. If you don’t temper your eggs in, you’re going to wind up with scrambled eggs. Eggnog doesn’t require gobs of hands-on time, but taking your time here will certainly pay off.
  • Use only the yolks. Some recipes use the whole egg, but I like the yolks because you wind up with a more flavorful and richer eggnog.
  • Add the spices while it’s warm. This allows them to infuse into the flavor of your eggnog.
  • Be patient and let it chill. Seriously. It will be worth it, and it will thicken up during that time too…you’ll see!

What to serve with eggnog

How to Make Eggnog

Knowing how to make eggnog is definitely a great life skill. Simply gather your ingredients and follow the steps below. You’ll need a large mixing bowl, a whisk, and a saucepan. Oh, and something to store your eggnog inside of for the fridge (like a pitcher or something).

How long does eggnog last

What is eggnog made of?

Eggnog is made of eggs, cream, milk, and spices. These give it the signature flavor and texture everyone loves.

What spice is most often used in eggnog?

Nutmeg and vanilla extract are used in the eggnog itself. Cinnamon is most often used as the garnish to add a little something extra.

What does eggnog taste like?

Eggnog tastes more like melted ice cream. It has the aroma of vanilla and warming spices too for a sweet, creamy experience.

Tips and tricks for perfect eggnog

Is homemade eggnog safe to drink?

With this recipe, yes it is because the eggs are tempered in so you won’t be at risk for salmonella.

Does eggnog need to be cooked?

During the heating process, any salmonella that might be in the raw egg gets killed off. Studies at Rockefeller University have shown that very few bacteria (including salmonella) can survive in the the same mixture as alcohol. If you’re still concerned, you should heat your eggnog before enjoying it each time.

What alcohol goes best with eggnog

When and how to add alcohol to eggnog?

If you want eggnog with rum, you can add it as you serve it. This way, anyone that wants to keep it free of alcohol can enjoy. The best rum for eggnog is a dark one.

What is the best alcohol to put in eggnog?

Brandy has always been deemed as the original tradition for a spiked eggnog recipe. Dark rum or cognac are other options that keeps the flavors true. For a boozier concoction, choose bourbon in your eggnog cocktail.

How much alcohol do you add to eggnog?

If you want a good balance, add your chosen liquor at 1.5 ounces to every cup of eggnog. This will give it enough of a buzzy feeling. If you’re not driving anywhere, feel free to pour a little heavier.

How do you make eggnog from scratch without alcohol?

For a non-alcoholic eggnog recipe, simply follow this recipe. It gives you the option to add alcohol for anyone that wants it when serving or leaving it alcohol-free.

What is eggnog made of

Should eggnog be warm?

It depends on your preferences. Eggnog is delicious served cold with cinnamon on top, but it’s also delightful warm. If it’s cold outside, warming your eggnog might be the perfect way to find comfort.

What food goes with eggnog?

Eggnog goes great with desserts, naturally. But it also pairs perfectly with savory options too. You’d be surprised how delicious it is with rich as well as spicy foods.

Does eggnog need to be cooked

What to Serve with Eggnog

Eggnog is rich, creamy, and sweet so it’s natural to assume it’s great with desserts. And believe me, it is. But it’s also wonderful with contrasting flavors. Think savory, salty, or spicy. Stuffed mushrooms make a great appetizer to pair it with if you’re having company over. You may also enjoy it with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus or even a charcuterie board with ham and fresh parmesan.

How much alcohol do you add to eggnog

How to Store Eggnog

Homemade eggnog isn’t pasteurized which means you need to keep it in your fridge and plan on using it quickly.

How Long Does Eggnog Last?

Homemade eggnog will last up to one week in the fridge especially if you have added alcohol to it which acts as a preservative. The sooner you use it, the better. You can definitely make it ahead of guests coming over but not too far ahead.

Homemade eggnog recipe

Can You Freeze Eggnog?

You can freeze eggnog which is another great option. Make sure you use a container that gives you about a half-inch of space from the top so it can expand easily when it freezes. You should plan to use it before 6 months is up.

How to Reheat Eggnog?

You can simply heat each cup in the microwave, or when serving more than a couple people, heat it over the stove.


Watch How To Make Eggnog (Video)

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 493
Hands down the BEST Eggnog recipe you will make! Homemade eggnog is head and shoulders above store bought. This homemade holiday eggnog recipe comes out thick, creamy, and perfectly balanced. Perfect for family holiday parties!

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/8 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ground cinnamon (for garnish)

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until creamy.
  • Then, in a saucepan over medium to medium-high heat, add the cream milk, nutmeg and salt together. Stir this mixture until it reaches a light simmer. Once the milk has reached a light simmer you can temper the eggs. Temper the eggs by slowly adding a small amount of hot milk mixture into the egg mixture , whisking vigorously. Repeat this process until all of the hot milk has been added to the eggs.
  • Next, pour the mixture back into the saucepan and whisk until it thickens slightly. Once the hot mixture has thickened, remove from heat and add in the vanilla. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Serve chilled with ground cinnamon and a splash of dark rum.
Calories: 493kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 397mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1571IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 1mg

More eggnog recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

There is nothing more wholesome than a homemade apple pie cooling on your windowsill. Take a page from Grandma’s book and make this American classic apple pie recipe today!

Classic apple pie with buttery flaky pie crust

Best Apple Pie Recipe

I can’t make this apple pie without my kids coming up to me every 5 minutes asking me when it’s ready. It seriously smells so wonderful you’ll be drooling long before you serve up slices.

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

This apple pie recipe is so easy too. And it will come out perfectly every single time you make it, perfect for holidays or taking to potlucks. Or simply because you have so many apples you don’t know what to do! That’s the best excuse I’ve ever had to make a pie!

Ingredients to make delicious apple pie recipe

Apple Pie Ingredients

  • Apples – The star ingredient in the apple pie filling recipe!
  • Deep dish pie crust – Find it in the frozen section, ready to go!
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg – These essential spices bring out the best in those apples!
  • Lemon – Lemon juice and the zest keep the apples from going brown and bring out the fresh fruitiness of them.

Best apple pie recipe

How do you Make Apple Pie from Scratch

I know the ingredient list looks a little long, but don’t let that intimidate you. Most of it involves pantry staples. It takes only 30 minutes to prep and that’s largely because of slicing, peeling, and coring those apples. You’ll use a frozen deep dish pie crust, make the filling, and bake it. If you wan to go the extra mile you can make your own cold water pie crust from scratch with pie dough but it will take significantly more time. This one is quick, easy, and delicious!

Once you make this simple apple pie recipe with buttery pie crust, I assure you that you will never buy another ready-made pie. And you’ll never attempt to make one with that canned apple garbage they sell on the shelves. It tastes so much better fresh, and you’ll have this one ready almost as fast as you can say “apple pie!”

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen

Easy apple pie recipe

Expert Tips and Tricks for Homemade Apple Pie

  • Mix your apples – When choosing the best apples for apple pie, I always go with a mix. Using 2 different kinds of apples (in this case honey crisp and granny smith) creates the best flavors of tart and sweet.
  • Don’t let your apple pie crust get warm – You should thaw it out in your fridge while you get the filling ready. (Click here to learn how to make apple pie crust)
  • Keep the apple slices thin – This allows them to cook up evenly so you don’t have random chunks of crunchy apples in your pie.

Which Apples are Best for Apple Pie?

If you have the option, I’d choose granny smith and honey crisp apples to give you sweet, tart, and firm texture and taste. If that’s not possible, golden delicious will also work. Idared is a nice tart variety while northern spy is a sweet choice. Any fresh apple is best as long as you mix sweet and tart together!

How to make apple pie

How do you Make Apple Pie Filling from Scratch

Some recipes call for cooking the filling, but that’s not necessary. This homemade apple pie recipe keeps things simple yet yields fully delicious results. I’ve had people beg me for the recipe at holiday potlucks.

Making homemade apple pie filling is easy. You’ll take your sliced apples (making sure they’re not too thick or too thin), add them with sugar, salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon (juice and zest), plus vanilla extract. Mix it up and it’s ready! That’s how easy it is to make this apple pie recipe from scratch!

How many pounds of apples do you need for a pie?

In total, you will nee 2.5 pounds of apples for a pie. It’s nice to mix up the types of apples as I do in this recipe, but if you only have one kind of apple, that’s fine too.

Do you cook apples before making apple pie?

Some recipes will have you cook the apples before you make the pie. In this recipe, you’ll simply combine the filling ingredients together and then pour it into your crust.

How do you thicken apple pie filling?

Because this filling isn’t cooked before going into the shell, you won’t have to worry. Apples aren’t like other fruits and berries that unleash extra liquid. You won’t need to use a thickener to get the right texture or consistency.

Secrets to making the best apple pie

What is the difference between regular and Dutch apple pie?

The difference is in the topping. Regular apple pie has a pie crust that is usually sprinkled with sugar to add an extra crispness and sweetness. Dutch apple pie uses a streusel topping made from flour, butter, and sugar.

What are the best apples to use in apple pie?

Why are my apples hard in my apple pie?

If your apples aren’t yet ripe, they can result in a hard filling. So too can cutting the slices too thick. Make sure you’re using ripe apples and cutting them to a good size.

How to make apple pie filling

Should you prebake crust for apple pie?

You can certainly do so, especially if you’re very worried about a soggy bottom. But it’s not entirely necessary to prebake the crust for your apple pie.

How Long to Bake Apple Pie

You can pre-bake the crust briefly to keep the bottom from getting soggy. Then make sure your oven is ready at 375F to cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Thanks to brushing the top with egg, you will have a golden buttery crust that flakes perfectly with your fork when it’s ready to eat. Let it cool just a bit before serving so it won’t be runny.

At what temperature is an apple pie done?

You should notice the crust is golden brown but the temperature will register internally at 175F. If you can’t tell, just use that thermometer to know for sure.

How do I know when my apple pie is done?

In this recipe, it will take 50 to 60 minutes at 375F. The crust will be golden and the apple mixture will seem bubbly inside. You can also use the thermometer to make sure it’s 175F inside.

How do you make an apple pie without a soggy bottom?

If you’re worried about a soggy bottom, blind bake the crust first. With a frozen crust though and such a low temperature, you should be fine without it in this recipe.

How long do you bake apple pie

Best Toppings to Serve with Apple Pie

I always recommend vanilla ice cream to serve with apple pie. It is the best way to top it off! But you can use whipped cream if you prefer. Or use both! My kids also like warm caramel topping on top of the ice cream and then with the whipped cream added to that. It’s delightful still warm or even completely cooled.

What are the best toppings to put on apple pie

How to Store Apple Pie

Apple pie can stay on your counter at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or go in the fridge. You should be sure to eat it all up before 2 days have gone by. We never have this problem in our house! It always disappears fast!

Homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Can you Freeze Apple Pie?

Absolutely! You should freeze it before you bake it if you can, but you can also freeze a completely baked apple pie. Apple pie will be safe in the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Apple Pie

Reheating apple pie is easy. Simply preheat your oven to 350F, put the pie on a baking sheet, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to warm it through.


Watch How To Make Apple Pie (Video)

Classic Apple Pie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 409
Classic American apple pie recipe like grandma use to make with tender warm apples in a sweet flaky pie crust. The perfect holiday dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen pie dish (deep dish)
  • 1 Pie crust for topping
  • 1 1/4 lbs honey crisp apples (cored, sliced, peeled)
  • 1 1/4 lbs granny smith apples (cored, sliced, peeled)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tub vanilla ice cream

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Take frozen pie crusts from the freezer and allow to thaw in the fridge.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until all apple slices are coated in the mixture.
  • Once pie crust is thawed, use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust. Fill the crust with the apple filling. Place pie crust on top and press the fork down along the edge of the bottom crust to seal. Brush the pie with the egg wash and sprinkle with the tablespoon of sugar. Cut four slits into the top of the pie to create a vent.
  • Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing, top with vanilla ice cream and serve.
Calories: 409kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

 

More dessert and apple pie recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Nothing beats the charm of classic sugar cookies. Soft, sugary, and buttery, these are sure to delight for the holidays or anytime you feel like making them. My kids always ask for these and I’m happy to oblige since they’re made with wholesome ingredients instead of pre-made dough with preservatives. This chewy sugar cookie recipe is their favorite!

Best sugar cookie recipe

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

My husband calls this the world’s best sugar cookie recipe because the cookies will come out perfect every single time. The flavor and texture is spot-on, and you’ll get lots of requests for this recipe! So be ready.

Ingredients to make sugar cookies

Sugar Cookie Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour – it’s the base of any homemade sugar cookie recipe (and you can use gluten-free!).
  • Baking soda – makes these cookies wonderfully soft.
  • Baking powder – this ingredient gives your cookies some rising power which is good when making a sugar cookie recipe for decorating.
  • Butter – for a rich taste, though choose unsalted or else these will be too salty.
  • Sugar – can you have a sugar cookie without it? (the answer is no!).
  • Vanilla extract – for a well-rounded sweet flavor.
  • Salt – just a teensy bit balances it all out.

Easy sugar cookie recipe

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Making your own homemade sugar cookies is easy too with this recipe. There’s only a few steps to follow and before you know it, you’ll be inhaling the heavenly scent of baking sugar cookies in your home with this simple cookie recipe !

How to make sugar cookies from scratch

How do you Make Sugar Cookies from Scratch

It’s so simple to whip up a batch of easy sugar cookies! You’ll combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, you’ll cream the butter with the sugars and then add in the egg. Combine them together, and you’ll have a dough. You’ll want to refrigerate it for at least one hour prior to baking and then it’s cookie time!

How to make soft and chewy sugar cookies

Expert Tips for the Best Homemade Sugar Cookies!

  • Cold butter – Keep your butter cold. This will keep the cookies from spreading too thin.
  • Measure flour properly – for this perfect sugar cookie recipe, do not pack flour into the measuring cup. It can change the texture and make your cookies dense if you add too much flour.
  • Refrigerate your dough – I know you want your cookies fast, but the dough will roll out so much better when you put it in the fridge first. Room temperature sugar cookie dough can become difficult to work with.
  • Don’t forget to roll them in sugar before baking – This gives them that sugary taste and texture we all love about sugar cookies!

Expert tips and tricks for making sugar cookies

How to make Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

The secret to what makes cookies soft and moist as you’ll find in this soft sugar cookie recipe, is using brown sugar AND white sugar. Brown sugar gives it plenty of moisture to keep these cookies from becoming hockey pucks!

How do you make sugar cookies taste better?

Sugar cookies taste better with more sugar, hence the name. Using both light brown and granulated white sugars gives it more depth, plus the butter gives it a richness that will make you want to eat them all.

How to decorate sugar cookies

Abs aren’t made in the kitchen…but cookies are.
Anonymous

Making icing for sugar cookies

Can I Make Gluten Free Sugar Cookies?

Yes, you can make these sugar cookies gluten-free. However, it depends on your gluten-free flour. Some will have a binding agent in it which gives it the elasticity it needs to hold its structure. If it doesn’t have it, you can use xanthan gum.

Why are my cookies flat

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda for sugar cookies?

This simple sugar cookie recipe uses both baking powder and baking soda. I recommend you use them each because they give special attributes to your sugar cookies (namely rising power and softness) that will give them the perfect texture.

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda

How do you keep sugar cookies from spreading?

If you use too much sugar or butter, they can lose their shape. Make sure you follow the recipe and be sure to refrigerate the dough to avoid this problem.

Why didnt my cookies spread

Why Are My Cookies Flat?

The problem you might be experiencing is that your butter wasn’t cold enough. If you added butter in when it was too soft, your cookies will go flat. Also, you need to refrigerate the dough long enough.

Can I make gluten free sugar cookies

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

Make sure you measure your flour correctly. Too much flour can keep a cookie from spreading out enough.

Homemade sugar cookies

How to Decorate Sugar Cookies

You can cut your sugar cookies out with cookie cutters (my kids LOVE doing this!). You can find all sorts of themed cookie cutters for making cut-outs online. Or you can leave them to form into circular shapes. Decorating is easy as you can frost them, add sprinkles, and do all kinds of things. Piping bags will definitely make it easier to add intricate designs, especially for the holidays. Don’t have one? Put your frosting in a plastic bag and cut one corner off. You can create all sorts of unique designs to craft the perfect cookie for the occasion.

Rolled cookie dough balls

How To Store Leftover Sugar Cookies

You can keep sugar cookies on the counter as long as they are wrapped well with plastic wrap. They need to be in an airtight container and each layer of them should be separated with wax paper. You can also put them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Sugar cookies baking

Can You Freeze Sugar Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze sugar cookies though I recommend you freeze them before decorating if that’s your intention. You can also freeze the dough ahead of time which will make holiday baking even easier.

Sugar cookies cooling after baking

How to Reheat Frozen Sugar Cookie Dough

The great thing about freezing sugar cookie dough is that, as long as you have formed them into balls and kept them well, you can just bake them from there. Heat your oven to 375F and then bake them for 12 minutes.


Watch How To Make Sugar Cookies (Video)

Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 264
This recipe is amazingly easy recipe for soft and chewy sugar cookies perfect for any occasion! This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe for family functions and events for the kids. These cookies are delicious and are always a hit!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (light)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar (additional for rolling)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on medium speed until fluffy. Once fluffy, add the egg and vanilla extract and thoroughly combine. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until the dough is formed.
  • On a clear work surface, create about 2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough, then roll each ball in the additional sugar to completely coat.
  • Bake cookies on a prepared baking sheet for 7-8 minutes or until edges become golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
Calories: 264kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

More sugar cookie recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

When I was a kid, I remember being fascinated with my mom’s roast turkey recipe. It always came out perfectly, never dry or anything like that. My first attempt at making turkey was a total fail, but I learned what to do to make it savory, moist, and absolutely delightful, and now you can too. Here is the best Thanksgiving turkey recipe that we share every year!

Best turkey recipe

Best Turkey Recipe

Turkey might seem like a big challenge since it’s usually the centerpiece to a special meal, particularly during the holidays. But this is the best turkey recipe because it uses simple ingredient that bring about beautiful results in presentation and flavor.

Ingredients for roasted baked turkey

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey Ingredients

  • Turkey – well, obviously!
  • Yellow onions – these make for pungent aromatics.
  • Baby red potatoes – creates a base under the turkey while keeping the bottom of the pan for perfect circulation.
  • Carrots – gives your baked turkey some color when serving, plus they taste so good with the herb butter and turkey juices.
  • Fresh herbs – rosemary, sage, and thyme combination make the perfect turkey seasoning.
  • Lemon – creates a dazzling flavor.
  • Garlic – for the herb butter.
  • Unsalted butter – choose unsalted as you’ll be salting the turkey.

Easy turkey recipe

Easy Turkey Recipe

When cooking a turkey in the oven the baking time takes several hours. However, this easy turkey recipe is prepped in just 30 minutes. As it bakes, you can focus on the rest of your meal. Ideally, you’ll have prepped all that before too and you can finally put your feet up (or sneak a glass of wine!).

Somethings up…the farmer just unfriended me on Facebook.
Tom the Turkey

ALT

How do you Make Roast Turkey

If you want things to go smoothly, you should remember to let your turkey sit on the counter for an hour to come to room temperature. You’ll prep the roasting dish with veggies and get the herb butter ready. After that, you’re ready to start on the turkey. When preparing a turkey, don’t forget to remove the neck and giblets from the inside first. Then, pat the turkey dry while seasoning it inside and out with salt and pepper.

Fill the cavity with aromatics, put the herb butter under the skin, and bake it. You’ll soon be reveling in the smell of savory baked turkey.

How to cook turkey

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Turkey Every Time

  • Plenty of thawing time – Allow enough time for your turkey to thaw in the fridge. Do not even try baking a turkey if it’s still frozen.
  • Stuff your turkey with aromatics – This recipe calls for lemon, fresh herbs, and onion to go into the cavity. It makes the meat more moist and imparts the perfect flavor in oven roasted turkey.
  • Don’t forget to remove the giblets – My mom likes to tell me about the first turkey she ever made. She didn’t know that bag was in there and needless to say, her kitchen filled up with stinky smoke and they wound up going out to eat.

How do I keep my turkey moist

How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

There are several ways to cook a turkey, however a roast turkey recipe is the most traditional and best way to cook a turkey. Once you do all the prep work, cooking a turkey is easy. Make it easy on yourself by getting everything ready beforehand so all you have to do is put it together and bake the bird.

How do you prepare a turkey?

You’ll need to make sure it is thawed completely. Then you will have to remove the neck and giblets which come in a bag that can be found inside the turkey. From there, you’ll pat it dry and season it, stuffing it with aromatic herbs and spreading butter under the skin to keep it moist.

What is the best way to season a turkey?

Seasoning inside the bird as well as seasoning under the skin are among the best ways to season a turkey. This will add so much more flavor and keep the meat juicy.

What can I put in my turkey for flavor?

Lemon, onion, and herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme are all wonderful aromatics to put in your turkey. This helps give it more flavor and a heavenly aroma too.

How long to cook a turkey

Do I butter or oil my turkey?

Butter is best for adding a beautiful, rich flavor while keeping the turkey meat moist. Plus, it helps the skin get nice and golden brown. The skin over the turkey breast is very thin and will be be the first to brown.

Should I put butter under the skin of my turkey?

Butter under the turkey skin is one of the best tricks for a perfect bird. But go a step further and use my herb butter to get the most delightful flavor of all.

How do I Keep my Turkey Moist

My secret is using the herb butter under the skin. Not only does it add amazing flavor, but it also serves to keep the meat tender and moist.

How can I prepare my turkey the night before Thanksgiving?

You can season it and get it ready the night before. If you choose to butter it at this point, you should plan on buttering it again before it goes in the oven to help the skin brown up nicely.

What to serve with baked turkey

What temperature to cook a turkey?

The standard oven temperature for turkey is 325°F, which is the the lowest temperature the USDA recommends cooking turkey.

Turkey Cook Time – How long to cook turkey in the oven?

Turkey cook time will vary depending on the weight of your turkey. The rule of thumb is to check the weight of your turkey (it should say on the sticker label) and cook it for 15-20 minutes at 325°F per pound of turkey (unstuffed). The best way to not overcook or undercook your turkey is to use a meat thermometer to check the turkey internal temperature. The USDA recommends the turkey internal temp to reach 165°F.

How long to cook a 10 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 10 lb turkey for 2.5 hours to 3 hours and 20 minutes at 325°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

How long to cook a 12 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 12 lb turkey for 3 hours to 4 hours at 325°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

How long to cook a 14 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 14 lb turkey for 3.5 hours to 4 hours and 40 minutes at 325°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

How long to cook a 16 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 16 lb turkey for 4 hours to 5 hours and 20 minutes at 325°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

How long to cook a 18 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 18 lb turkey for 4.5 hours to 6 hours at 325°F.until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

How long to cook a 20 lb turkey?

Using a conventional oven you will need to cook a 20 lb turkey for 5 hours to 6 hours and 40 minutes at 325°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

Is it better to cook a turkey at 325F or 350F?

This recipe goes with 325F for cooking turkey, the perfect temperature to cook it effectively without overdoing it. You can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the turkey.

How do you roast a turkey without drying it out?

Pay attention to your turkey roasting time. The turkey cooking time per pound is 15 to 20 minutes at 325°F per every pound of unstuffed turkey. Your thermometer can help you be certain it’s cooked to 165°F internally.

What to do to a turkey before cooking it

Do you put water in the bottom of the turkey pan?

There’s no need to do that. With the turkey drippings and juices coming out all over the veggies at the bottom, there will be plenty of delightful turkey broth soon enough as the base for your turkey gravy.

Should I put butter or oil on my turkey

Do you cook a turkey covered or uncovered?

Some people cover their turkeys, but that won’t let the skin brown up. You need to get that golden skin first. Then you can cover it up as you wish.

How often do I baste a turkey?

Basting a turkey is not required, but if you choose to do so, go with 30-minute intervals.

What to Serve with Baked Turkey (Side Dishes)

With this baked turkey recipe, you will have red potatoes, onions, and carrots at the bottom of your roasting pan. But you’ll likely want some more things. Dinner rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, sauteed seasonal green veggies (like spinach or brussels sprouts), baked sweet potatoes, and a fresh salad are all fine ideas.

Do you cook turkey covered or uncovered

How to Store Leftover Turkey

Once the big meal is complete, wrap leftover turkey in aluminum foil or stow in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Turkey?

Turkey is a wonderful thing to have in the freezer. You can use it to make other meals, making meal prep a breeze. You’ll need to take time to pull all the meat off the bones and separate it. Then it can be kept in your freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Frozen Turkey

I put it in the fridge overnight and then bake it at 300F with a little broth or gravy to keep it from drying out. This should take about 30 minutes.


Watch How To Make Turkey (Video)

Easy Traditional Turkey Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 367
This foolproof traditional Thanksgiving Turkey recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Its an easy recipe that comes out moist and loaded with flavor every time! The garlic herb butter really makes this recipe stand out. My family looks forward to the holidays every year because of this meal. Now you can share it with your family too!

Ingredients

  • 1 15-20 lb turkey
  • 6 yellow onions ((3 peeled and quartered, 3 halved))
  • 2 lemons (quartered)
  • 1 oz fresh rosemary
  • 1 oz fresh sage
  • 1 oz fresh thyme
  • 5-6 carrots (peeled, chopped)
  • 10-12 baby red potatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Herb Butter

  • 1 1/2 cups butter (unsalted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 10-12 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, sage, thyme

Instructions 

  • Remove your thawed turkey from the fridge and allow to sit for 1 hour and reach room temperature. Preheat your oven to 325F.
  • In a large roasting pan, place a layer of carrots, baby red potatoes, and onions on the bottom. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the olive oil. In the meantime, make your herb butter by combining butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and freshly chopped herbs.
  • Once you’ve made the herb butter, remove the turkey from the packaging and take out the neck and giblets. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels. Place the turkey on a wire rack in the roasting dish and then season the entire turkey including the thighs and cavity with salt and pepper.
  • Place the lemon, onion and herbs inside the cavity of the turkey. Using your fingers, loosen the skin on the breasts of the turkey until you are able to place several tablespoons of the herb butter underneath. Baste the entire turkey with the remaining herb butter mixture, then roast at 325F at about 15 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Allow the turkey to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
Calories: 367kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4469IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg

More turkey recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Nothing beats a classic old fashioned pecan pie recipe like this. It’s the kind that everyone gobbles up around Thanksgiving and then comes back for more until the entire pie tin is left with barely a crumb. I’m always asked to make this family favorite homemade pecan pie every holiday season, and soon, so will you!

Best pecan pie recipe

Best Pecan Pie Recipe

Truly, this is the best pecan pie recipe. It yields a wonderful flavor and texture. Plus, you may very well have everything you need in your pantry right now to make it. What are you waiting for?

Ingredients for making pecan pie

Pecan Pie Ingredients

  • Pecans – naturally, these are the whole basis of the pie.
  • Eggs – they are the way to bind this dessert together.
  • Light corn syrup – this keeps the pie from crystallizing while adding sweetness.
  • Sugar – it balances out the rest of the sweetness. Brown sugar can also be used for a more nutty molasses taste.
  • Butter – for that rich taste. No shortening necessary!
  • Vanilla extract – just a touch of contrast to tame that sweetness in the right direction.

How to make pecan pie from scratch

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

The holidays are full of enough stress. Why not simplify life and make this easy pecan pie? It takes just 10 minutes to prep with only 7 ingredients. The rest of the time is for baking, allowing you to get on the rest of your holiday cooking or simply take a load off and put your feet up. Absolutely one of the easiest and most delicious pies to make at home.

Family is like Pecan pie…something sweet holding all the nuts together.
Anonymous

How to Make Pecan Pie from Scratch

With a ready-to-go pie crust, pecan pie from scratch is even easier. You’ll mix together the filling, pour it into the pie crust, then bake until it’s ready!

How far ahead can you make pecan pie?

You can make holidays and entertaining easier by making pecan pie up to 3 days in advance. You’ll bake it, let it cool, cover, and keep it in the fridge. Your other alternative is to make the filling and ahead and then put it in the crust when you’re ready to bake it.

How to make pecan pie filling

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pecan Pie Every Time

  • Half & Half – When it comes to homemade pecan pie, the trick is using part sugar and part light corn syrup. This helps give it that texture you know and love about this pie every time.
  • Homemade pie crust – Though you can make life easier on yourself by getting a pecan pie crust that’s ready to go. There’s no need to pre-bake it. Just prep the filling, pour it in, and bake. However, if you have some extra time, a food processor, parchment paper, and pie weights, definitely make your own. Here is a pie crust recipe I highly recommend!

How do you make Pecan Pie Filling?

Some people do it differently, but I think the best way to make pecan pie is to take the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla and mix it all together. Then you stir in the pecans! It’s so easy!

Is light or dark corn syrup better for pecan pie?

Light corn syrup is the best for pecan pie because it’s lighter and sweeter. If all you have is dark corn syrup on hand, you can use it. It will add more of a nutty flavor.

How do you keep a pecan pie from leaking out of crust?

When making your own crust, you should butter the pie plate so it doesn’t stick when serving. For store-bought deep dish frozen pie crust, you can lightly wash a beaten egg white on top of the crust before pouring in the filling.

How do you keep a pecan pie from being runny?

If your pecan pie is runny, it’s likely because you haven’t baked it long enough. It should bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 350F and then left to cool and set. With this pecan pie recipe, you shouldn’t find a runny pie.

How do you keep pecan pie crust from getting soggy?

Should you keep turning up with a soggy pecan pie crust and you want it crispy, you should pre-bake it before you add the filling. Also called blind baking, this simple step may help you achieve that crisper texture with your pecan pie.

How long to bake pecan pie

How do you thicken pecan pie?

All you need to do with this recipe is cook it for the 60 to 70 minutes duration and your pie will come out perfectly. It will thicken up as it cools. The thermometer will ensure you get the right temperature and consistency inside.

How Long to Bake Pecan Pie

Pecan pie needs to bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 350F. You can insert your cooking thermometer to see if the center has reached 200F to ensure it’s perfectly done.

What temperature is a pecan pie done?

Taking the temperature of pecan pie will make this recipe easier than pie. When the middle of the pie measures at 185F, your pecan pie is ready to come out of the oven.

Why is my pecan pie not cooked in the middle?

If your pecan pie is not cooked in the center, you should put it back in the oven. You can save yourself a lot of hassle and use your thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 185F.

Why is my pecan pie so hard?

Chances are, you overcooked it. If you follow the baking time on this recipe, you won’t run into hard pie. If your oven tends to cook quickly, you may want to check on it midway. If the crust looks too dark, you can use a pie shield or cover the edges with aluminum foil.

Best toppings to serve with pecan pie

Best Toppings to Serve with Pecan Pie

I can’t imagine serving Southern pecan pie without whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. My husband loves it with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Try it!

How to thicken and store pecan pie

How to Store Pecan Pie

Because of the eggs, you will need to store your pecan pie in the fridge. Wrap it with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. In our house, we never get to that point. It’s always gone by then!

Can you leave pecan pie out?

No, you should never leave it out longer than it takes to either cool or let everyone get a serving. Because of the eggs, you will need to refrigerate it.

Can you Freeze Pecan Pie?

Yes, you can freeze your pecan pie but you will need to bake it first. You can wrap it in a freezer safe ziplock bag or container and keep it there for up to 3 months. You will want to thaw it out the night before you plan to serve it.

How to Thaw Frozen Pecan Pie?

Just let it thaw in the fridge. Then you can warm it up and serve it!


Watch How To Make Pecan Pie (Video)

The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 515
This classic pecan pie is the PERFECT holiday dessert! My family loves pecan pie after Christmas dinner. It has the perfect combination of salty and sweet with the heavenly blend of vanilla and melted butter with toasted pecans. Mmmm!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn syrup (light)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 pie crust (9 inch deep dish frozen)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl or deep medium bowl, mix together the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla with a spoon or whisk. Stir in the pecans and then pour the mixture into the flour pie dough crust. Place your pie pan in the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes or until the center of the pie reaches 200F.
  • Allow the pie to cool sufficiently for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.
Calories: 515kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

More pecan pie recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Confession time…I might just be hooked on homemade chocolate chip cookies. I have always found them irresistible. Before having a family, I’d buy them from the bakery. Then, I got more adventurous and got the premade dough. You know the kind! But after becoming a mom, that’s when I realized how much stuff they put in those premade things. So I made my own classic chocolate chip cookie recipe and it never fails to come out just the way you want it, all with 10 simple ingredients.

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Do you like your cookies gooey? I do! I think that’s what makes it so hard to keep from eating all of them at once. That warm, melted butter texture and chocolatey flavor is what makes these the best chocolate chip cookies! I used always make that old original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe but it needed an update and this original recipe hits the mark perfectly.

Ingredients for making chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Butter – make sure it’s unsalted!
  • Sugar (both white sugar and brown sugar) – this mix gives it sweetness and that kinda caramelly taste. You can also use dark brown sugar as a substitute for regular brown sugar if you like a richer molasses taste.
  • Flour – all-purpose unbleached flour is an excellent choice. If you’re gluten-free, you can use the gluten-free version and still get great results!
  • Eggs – no need to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites for this recipe.
  • Chocolate chips – because you can’t have chocolate chip cookies without the star of the cookie!

Easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Don’t let the time on this soft chocolate chip cookies recipe fool you. That’s really all the dough’s time to get itself ready. You will need to plan ahead so it has time to chill, but after that, it’s a piece of cake. Or rather, a cookie!

Cookies make the world a better place.
Megan

How to make chocolate chip cookies

How to make homemade chocolate chip cookies?

Once you make easy chocolate chip cookies yourself, you’ll never want those prepackaged ones again. The chocolate chip cookie dough recipe comes together really quickly with a mixer. Once you have it put together, you chill it. Then, you’ll bake it and they’ll be ready in 10 minutes!

Making chocolate chip cookies from scratch

How do You Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

We need to make more things from scratch. Our grandmothers did it as did theirs and on and on down the line. This simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy as putting the ingredients together, chilling the dough, and then baking it. The results are worth it! Chewy chocolate chip cookies that are perfectly balanced and everyone loves.

Secrets for the best chocolate chip cookies

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Soften the butter – The best chocolate chip cookies will be yours for the baking (ha, see what I did there?) if you soften the butter first. Let it sit out a bit before you get to making your dough and things will go more smoothly.
  • Measure Flour – Flour needs precise measurements when baking, so do keep true to the recipe. Want more chewy cookies? Make sure your math is correct before you measure out double the recipe. Adding the wrong amount of flour can change the density of the cookies.
  • Be generous with the chocolate chips – If you want the best cookies, don’t skimp on the chocolate chips. That’s the best part!
  • Don’t over-bake – But the biggest secret of all is to make sure you don’t over-bake your cookies. They still cook even when you pull them out of the oven. Make sure you don’t leave them on the baking tray too long to cool!

How to make soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Soft and Chewy (Gooey!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

For soft, chewy, and ultimately gooey chewy chocolate chip cookies, plan to bake them only 8 to 10 minutes. Remember, they’ll still cook on the tray but as they cool, cooking them less guarantees that warm and lovely center! There truly is nothing like a delicious soft chocolate chip cookie recipe to put a smile on everyone’s face.

What is the secret to making soft cookies?

The secret to tasty chocolate chip cookies is having them come out soft in texture. To do this, use the minimal baking time noted in the recipe. They will come out with a rich and gooey soft texture you’ll love.

How long to bake chocolate chip cookies

How Long to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

That depends. If you want them gooey as discussed above, make it 8 to 10 minutes. Otherwise, go for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be slightly golden brown around the edges.

Why are my chocolate chip cookies flat

Why Are My Chocolate Chip Cookies Flat?

Flat cookies are the result of butter that is too soft. So while you want the butter to soften a little, be careful not to let it get too soft. Not measuring the flour precisely will also cause this problem.

How to store chocolate chip cookies

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

If you added too much flour, your cookies won’t spread. You have to make sure the butter to flour ratio is correct so follow the recipe with exact measurements to avoid it.

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls

Can I Make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Yes, you absolutely can. All you need to do is use all-purpose gluten-free flour. Be advised though that this will change the texture of the cookie significantly.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

How to Store Chocolate Chip Cookies & Leftover Cookie Dough

Grab your plastic containers! You can stack your baked cookies in the containers and separate each layer with wax paper or foil. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days on the counter or you can refrigerate or freeze them up to 3 months.

For cookie dough, if you’re going to use it within 5 days, it will be fine wrapped in plastic in your fridge.

Why didn't my cookies spread

Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

If you want to speed things along to get the dough ready, you can do so for about a quarter of the refrigeration time. That will get you closer to cookie time!

But if you want to freeze any leftover chocolate chip cookie dough to use at a later date, just wrap it well and it will stay good for 9 to 12 months.

Chocolate chip cookies with milk

How to Reheat Cookie Dough

You’ll want to let your cookie dough thaw out to room temperature after it’s frozen. Put it in the fridge and it will be ready to bake before you know it.


Watch How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Video)

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 301
The best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER! These come out perfectly soft and chewy every single time while maintaining the perfect balance of sweetness. Chilling the cookie dough is the secret that makes all the difference. I make these for our Christmas party every year and they've become famous!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat on a low speed until combined. Cover the dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. (Chilling is mandatory!)

Ready to cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Take the cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. With a spoon or ice cream scoop, roll your cookie dough balls, about 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough each.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are barely golden brown around the edges. If you like your chocolate chip cookies extra gooey, bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
Calories: 301kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg

More chocolate chip cookie recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

When the holidays come around, I get so excited to make this classic pumpkin pie recipe. And my family is even more excited to eat it after Thanksgiving dinner. By far, it’s the pie I’m most requested to make when the leaves outside start changing color.

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I used to be the kind of person that would just pick up a pumpkin pie at the store. But there’s something missing from it. Only the best pumpkin pie is made with love. With this recipe, you’ll be able to add plenty from your heart too.

Best pumpkin pie recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Do you have 10 minutes? Great! Then you can make this easy pumpkin pie recipe! That’s all it takes to prep it and get it in the oven. That’s faster than going to the store to pick one up!

How do You Make Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin pie really isn’t too difficult to make. Open up your spice cabinet. If you have ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger, you’re halfway there. You just need a few other things to pull it all together. In just 5 simple steps, I’ll show you how to make your own homemade pumpkin pie that everyone will love!

To make pumpkin pie from scratch, you COULD smash up your own pumpkin. But I find that’s messy. Plus, fresh pumpkin is better in soups and stews. It has a grittier and earthier taste. When pumpkin is simply pureed and canned (and without added sweeteners), it’s the perfect choice for getting the right creamy and dreamy consistency.

All it takes is 10 minutes to mix everything together. Then you can enjoy the wonderful scent of pumpkin pie as it bakes!

Ingredients for making pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

  • Unsweetened pumpkin puree – Don’t use the pumpkin pie mix. It’s got additives in it but this puree is just canned pumpkin without anything else.
  • Sugar – Both brown and regular sugar go into this for that warm, autumn sweet taste.
  • Pie crust – You need the perfect vessel to contain your delicious pumpkin pie, don’t you? If you want to go the extra mile opt for homemade pie crust made from pie dough.
  • Eggs – This recipe calls for 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

  • Don’t overcook it – Doing so will leave you with those cracks on top.
  • Pre-bake the crust – I’m a huge fan of doing this because it keeps the crust from going soggy. Your other option is to use a pie shield to keep the top of the pie crust from burning.
  • Go half and half on sugars – When you use half brown and half white sugar, you get a caramelized flavor that will win you mega-compliments for your pumpkin pie!

How do you make pumpkin pie crust from scratch?

You’ll need a pumpkin pie crust recipe. Generally, that consists of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and shortening. It will make a lot of coarse crumbs so you’ll add a little water slowly until it gets more crumbly. Then you’ll roll it together, wrap it, and let it chill for 45 minutes.

Easy pumpkin pie recipe

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Filling

This pumpkin pie recipe makes it so simple to create the best filling. You’ll take your unsweetened pumpkin puree and mix it with the other ingredients as listed. Make sure everything is combined well but there’s no need to go nuts and over-mix it.

Pumpkin pie fixes everything.
Anonymous

What is pumpkin pie filling made of?

Pumpkin pie filling is made from unsweetened pumpkin puree, eggs, an extra egg yolk, granulated and brown sugar, and an array of spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and vanilla.

Canned Pumpkin or Fresh Pumpkin for Pumpkin Pie?

Canned pumpkin is best for pies though I encourage you to avoid that sugared-up sweetened version. You’ll be adding your own fresh and healthy seasonings from your spice rack. It tastes so much better than pre-seasoned pie mix. Fresh pumpkin is hard to get to the right consistency for pie which is why I prefer to take my fresh pumpkins and make them into a nice pumpkin soup or stew.

How to make pumpkin pie

Can you use canned pumpkin instead of pumpkin puree?

Believe it or not, canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree are one and the same. Make sure whatever you choose is all natural and doesn’t have any seasonings added in or you’ll have a different flavor than you expected.

What is the difference between canned pumpkin and canned pumpkin pie filling?

The difference is that canned pumpkin pie filling has the spices added in. Canned pumpkin is completely pure and plain, making it the best choice so you can add spices your way.

Is pumpkin pie filling runny before baking?

It is very normal for pumpkin pie filling to be runny prior to baking it. That will all change soon as the heat from your oven cooks up the ingredients to delicious perfection!

Can you make pumpkin pie with any kind of pumpkin?

Not quite. Used the unsweetened canned pumpkin puree is best because it’s natural and all the work has been done for you. If you want to use a fresh pumpkin, don’t use the ones that you’d carve into jack-0-lanterns and instead grab a small variety like Long Pie or Sugar. You will also want to wring the puree you make from excess moisture with a cheesecloth.

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is simply all the spices for pumpkin pie in one handy shaker. Why do I prefer adding each one individually? Because I can adjust each one to my measurements to ensure it has the perfect flavor.

Making pumpkin pie from scratch

How Long to Bake Pumpkin Pie

With this recipe, you’ll only have to wait 35 to 40 minutes until your pumpkin pie is finished. The edges should be set and the center should jiggle. Don’t worry about that because it will finish cooking through when you pull it out. If you leave it in the oven too long, you’ll get that crack on top.

Do you need to blind bake pumpkin pie crust?

You do not need to blind bake pumpkin pie crust. However, if you prefer a crispier crust on your pumpkin pie, you should blind bake. If you choose to blind bake, try using pie weights.

How to Tell When Pumpkin Pie is Done?

The edges will be browned and the center slightly jiggly.

How long does it take a pumpkin pie to set?

You will want to let your pumpkin pie cool for about 2 hours prior to serving. It will set during this time and get that perfect texture.

Why is my pumpkin pie mushy?

Your pumpkin pie might be mushy if your egg ratio is off. This pumpkin pie filling recipe calls for 3 eggs but the size of the eggs comes into play too. As eggs come in varying sizes even by the small, medium, large, and extra large standards, a kitchen scale can help you get the right weight.

How do you keep the bottom crust of a pumpkin pie from getting soggy?        

To keep your pumpkin pie crust from going soggy on you, you will need to do a blind bake. That means baking it briefly first before filling it. This should solve the soggy crust dilemma.

How can I make my pumpkin pie more firm?

You may not have baked your pumpkin pie for long enough. Bake it at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes. The edges should be set but the center will jiggle. Remember, it will keep cooking as it cools so don’t wait for the center to be firm or your pie will crack!

Best Toppings to Serve with Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is always perfect with whipped cream on top. My husband will literally engulf the entire thing in a fortress of whipped cream, a habit he’s had since childhood. Now my kids do the same. Vanilla ice cream is another favorite though if you want to make it look like it came right from a magazine, you can add sugared cranberries on top for the perfect Thanksgiving presentation!

Canned or fresh pumpkin filling

How to Store Pumpkin Pie

After your pumpkin pie comes out of the oven, let it cool down to room temperature. If you’re serving it within 2 hours, you can leave it out but if not, cover it loosely and put it in the fridge. Assuming you have any leftovers, pumpkin pie is good for up to 4 days when refrigerated.

Does Pumpkin Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes! Pumpkin pie will preserve better in the refrigerator. Please don’t leave it out all day and night.

Can You Freeze Pumpkin Pie?

Yes – and that’s a good plan if you have lots of baking coming up for the holidays. Why stress yourself out more than necessary? You’ll need to bake it first but then once it has cooled completely, you can wrap it up in several layers of plastic wrap. I also like to then slide it in a freezer bag. Then, place it on a level shelf and it will be good for a month.

How to Reheat Pumpkin Pie

My family loves their pumpkin pie chilled or even slightly up to room temperature. But if you or any of your guests would like it warmed, you can take each slice and heat for 10 to 30 seconds just prior to serving.


Watch How To Make Pumpkin Pie (Video)

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 226
Delicious homemade Pumpkin Pie is the perfect holiday dessert. Warm pumpkin filling in a sweet flaky crust and baked to golden perfection. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 29 oz can of unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp cloves (ground)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the frozen pie crust in the fridge to thaw.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, salt, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and egg yolk. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Place pie crust into pie plate and poke holes on the bottom with a fork. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie shell and spread evenly.
  • Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center jiggles slightly when shaken.
  • Allow to cool at room temp for 2 hours before serving. Slice and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Calories: 226kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 21487IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg

More Pumpkin Pie recipes:

Never Miss A Recipe!

Join thousands of HowToCook.recipes subscribers and get our best recipes delivered each week!

Yes! Send me the newest recipes by email

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.