Posted 11/17/2007 11:54:26 AM
I live in Europe and have a hard time getting grandma's pumpkin pie recipe to work properly here -- the flour has a different protein content, can't get certain ingredients, etc. Last year I tried this one for Thanksgiving and it worked beautifully. Easy to make (I prefer a spring-form pan), it has a nice firm consistency, no problem with a forever-liquidy middle like I have when I use other American recipes. The spices are perfect, and the cream cheese gives it a heavenly creaminess. Even my husband, a Swede who has no nostalgic attachment to pumpkin pie like me and who normally isn't a fan of sweets, proclaimed it to be the best dessert he'd ever had.