I am in love with pumpkin at this time of year. Really can’t get enough but there are so many other favorites too that people love. We didn’t make our beloved pumpkin pie this year for Thanksgiving so I wanted to make a Pumpkin Meringue Pie now before all the Christmas treats start to come out. I got the inspiration for this pie from Eggs.ca.
They have a great section called Eggs 101, where you can find all the basics from meringue to poaching an egg like a pro and everything in between. Their section on meringues got me thinking. I love a lemon meringue pie but I like that in the spring and summer. Pumpkin pie is where it is at for this time of year!! So why not a Pumpkin Meringue Pie. It just lightens the whole dessert up. I went even further to lighten up this recipe with less sugar, a graham/ginger snap crust and milk instead of cream in the filling. The result was a great flavorful pie with less calories. Hmm, got to love that!!
I do have little droplets on my meringue as you will see. I read ahead of time to try to avoid those, to put the meringue on a hot or warm filling. I did that!! Oh well, they are kind of pretty anyway. Little glistening sugar droplets, I am okay with that.
Aren’t eggs fascinating? You take three eggs whites and whip them up with a few other ingredients and you get this cloud-like substance, that is not only light and airy but delicious!! A few minutes in the oven to brown the tips and you are done!
Pumpkin Meringue Pie #CanadianEggs
A lightened up version of a classic pumpkin pie!
Ginger Snap Crust
- 12-2" ginger snaps
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 15. oz. can pure pumpkin
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 egg whites, at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 375F. For the crust, in a food processor add the ginger snaps, whirl until they are fine crumbs. Add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar and whirl to mix. Add the melted butter and process again until mixed through. Press into a 9" pie plate. Bake for 4 min. Cool on rack.
- Reduce oven to 350F. For the filling, combine the pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, eggs, milk and maple syrup. Pour into pie shell and bake for 50-55 min. Covering the crust if necessary with foil to prevent burning. Bake until a knife comes out clean in the center and the filling it set. Remove from oven and set aside.
- To make the meringue preheat oven to 425F. In a large glass or metal bowl add the egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric or standup mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue on the warm pie. Bake for 4-5 min. until lightly browned.
- Let cool and refrigerate loosely covered until ready to serve.
The Pumpkin Meringue Pie is not all I have for you today. Before I introduce the giveaway check out this great app, EFC’s Egg Timer App can transform you phone into multi-functional egg timer. It is not just an egg timer but it has great recipes too! You can download it for free HERE!!
Don’t forget to follow along with Egg Farmer’s of Canada on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Do you remember last month’s post with a delicious Enchilada Frittata and lots of wonderful egg facts. Come on back to see the easy and delicious recipe. You can have this for diner tonight!!
Now onto the giveaway, we have an Eggmazing giveaway for you also. Prizes are valued at $1000. Isn’t that awesome!! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents, 18+ excluding Quebec. Good luck everyone!! It is live from November 14th 12:00pm EST until December 5th 11:59pm EST.
Grand Prize valued $600 includes:
- iPad mini
- Lagostina 11 pc Cookware Set
- Egg Farmers of Canada Swag Pack
2nd Prize valued $230 includes:
- Lagostina 11 pc Cookware Set
- Egg Farmers of Canada Swag Pack
3rd Prize valued $80 includes:
- Paderno Frying Pan with 4-cup Egg Poacher and Lid
- Egg Farmers of Canada Swag Pack
Disclosure: I am participating in the Egg Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ
Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign.
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Comments & Reviews
SUMMER PLEWES says
I would be all over making quiche for a nice breakfast and cheesecake for ANYTIME EVER!!!
oh yummy i could use a new set of cookware. I prepare an amazing cod and potato dish!
Mark V. says
Ive always wanted to make a spanish tortilla so I think id try that.
Tyler F. says
I would make an omelette.
Tracy D says
I love a nice bacon and cheese quiche.
Pie looks terrific Tara. Hope I win a prize.
I would make some type of brûlée
Margaret Imecs says
Baked Egg Casserole
Kristine Ewald says
I would love to make some quiche for my family
Lisa McLain says
I would love to make a bacon and cheese quiche !! Yummy
Linda | Brunch with Joy says
That’s a lovely looking pumpkin pie, Tara. Love every layer of it.
I would use once of the saucepans to make a ginger steamed egg dessert! yum! 🙂
I would make Mini Ham and Cheddar Frittatas!
Carol M (Lushka S) says
A Frittata, so versatile.
I would make bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
A gingersnap crust? OMG I love this pie. I’ve never put meringue on a pumpkin pie but it’s beautiful.
Western omelettes and Creme brûlée!
Well really I can create anything with new pots and having a portable cookbook with access to every recipe known (ipad) but I think I would create my famous egg casserole. Potatoes, chick peas, eggs, tuna, sliced tomatoes olive oil.. mmmmm
Silvia D says
the pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust..yummy!
josephine evans says
I love to try and make Creme brûlée!!
Brenda Lacourciere says
I would attempt a caramel meringue pie.
Lynn D. says
I would love to make an egg and asparagus quiche.
Lynn D. says
I also like the pumpkin meringue pie instead of lemon! I want to try with my new prize of cookware I so terribly need!
Karry Knisley says
I would make a bacon and cheddar omelet.
I would use the iPad to source the best recipes & make incredible eggs Benedict using the top quality Lagostina cookware!
Becky Best says
I would make an omelet, my husband loves them! 🙂
Anna Johnson says
I would use the iPad mini to research the different egg dishes are possible to make with all of the cookware and create a feast!
Jen Conlin (@JusticeSadie) says
I am all for Comfort and Classic! I would make Eggs Benny! Absolutely perfect and Tasty Anytime of day!
Angela Mitchell says
I’d make my favourite meal that features eggs: Spaghetti all Carbonara.
I would make breakfast for dinner!
Lisa Neutel says
My family loves western omelettes ..I’d make that
I would make some omelettes and a nice quiche!
Maria McLachlan says
I would probably make an omelette first.
Josee blagdon says
a quiche lorraine
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
What a FABULOUS spin on a traditional pumpkin pie! Beautifully done!
Stephanie Mac Isaac says
I would make a wonderful breakfast with eggs, pancakes, bacon and toast
Sarah Reid says
Custard, ice cream pie with mini meringue for topping, and my mom’s famous “Eggs the Way Somebody Else’s Mother Used to Make Them”
Nadia Wallace says
I would make a classic tiramisu, using the ipad as a recipe guide of course!
Brenda Penton says
I’d make an egg and sausage strata
I would make a breakfast casserole with eggs, vegetables and three kinds of cheese.
I’d make a frittata.
Kristi Renout says
I’d make an egg and cheese sandwich.
Amy Heffernan says
WOW! I could and would make so MUCH but iam thinking a spinach cheese quiche would be the best!!!
Isabel Topps says
I’d make my vegetable omelet. Thanks for the chance!
Holly Messana says
I would make some crepes, my kids favorites.
Amber Y says
I’d love to take a shot at a Boston cream cake and some home made eggnog. I’ve never tried making either before, but they are on my To Be Devoured list. and to devour them I need to master them first. I love cooking and spending time in the kitchen. I’ve joked (sort of) many times about turning our entire apartment into a kitchen and investing in a few small cots to tuck in the corner lol. so far no takers.
Tracy Taylor says
I would make our favorite breakfast, nice big German Pancakes with caramelized peaches on top! One pancake takes 6 eggs, and my family eats two pancakes -a lot of eggs!
An omelete or crepes.
I’d make french toast 🙂
Gina Fleury says
Pumpkin tarts for Christmas
Heidy @TheMccallumsShamrockPatch says
Wow gorgeous Pumpkin Pie and the recipe looks so straight to the point! I love a good Pumpkin Pie and have yet to have it with meringue, so this should be a great way to try it! Thanks for another fantastic idea!
I would definitely make a traditional English breakfast with poached eggs! Then I’d make scrambled eggs – and hardboiled eggs. I eat eggs almost every day and love them in so many ways!
Erin W says
I’d make an egg, feta and zucchini scramble!
Nicky J says
my favorite.. eggs benedict
a frittata! just like my Nonna makes
Would use my new iPad to research all the creations I can make with my new Lagostina cookware. Would make many kinds of quiche a veggie one with spinach, mushroom & cheese & Ham, peppers & cheese.
Yuen C says
I would make fluffy pancakes!
shirley li says
I would make angel food cake (:
brandon forsyth says
I would use it to make an egg and spinach omlette with feta cheese yumm
This looks amazing! I’d skip the turkey to have two slices of this instead!
Jody D says
Eggs Benedict with the poacher would be great!
Christy Spurlock says
I’d be making my favorite chocolate pie!!!
I signed up to make quiche for my work Christmas party. So I am going to be cooking up lots of eggs anyways.
This would just make me smile and love every egg I crack even more!
Cindy @ Hun What's for Dinner? says
What an incredible pie! I would make a wonderful Mediterranean fritata with my prize pack.
Eldon L says
I would make cheesy frittatas
Barbara B says
I would make a nice omelette with lots of fresh veggies.
Iris N says
I would make a broccoli and cheese quiche
Sara Rai says
I would make egg sandwich with bacon.
Sara D says
I would make a spinach quiche!
Wayne Watson says
I would love this prize
heidi c. says
I would love trying to make crème brulee as it is one of my favourite desserts.
I would create an omelette with spinach, mushrooms, cheese and ham.
I would like to make a Mexican inspired egg dish.
MaryAnne Thurston says
I would use the Paderno Frying Pan to make a Western omelete. Thanks for the contest and great prizes!
Yum! The pie looks heavenly!
Wendy hutton says
definitely make a yummy omelet
michelle tremblett says
I would make the ultimate omelette, love them 🙂 The cheesier the better !
Andrew P says
I would make an omelet that would end all omelettes
Wanda Tracey says
I would make a quiche with eggs, cheese, broccoli and mushroom soup.
Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter says
I would make an omlette, my whole family loves my fully loaded omlettes, I so many goodies in them from Veggies to diced ham, with cheese , onions , mushrooms,,all the goodness
I would make french toast
My son and I are egg people. Hubby and other son are not….so I would make something we could all enjoy like french toast
A.J. Carano says
I’d probably make an asparagus omelette.
Jen Conlin says
Eggs Benny! A weekend Favourite
Angie In My 30s says
I’d love to make a fried rice with eggs yum!!
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says
My go to egg creation is scrambled with whatever is in the fridge. Always a surprise and family favourite.
Journeys of The Zoo
Donna Desforges says
These recipes look divine! Thanks so much for the inspiration! LOVE eggs.
Jennpup (@jennpup) says
I’d make an eggceptionally good brunch with Eggs Benedict as the main course! 🙂
Amanda Manduh says
I’d definitely try out that PUMPKIN MERINGUE PIE !!!!!
Keema curry with fried eggs on top! YUM!
I would love to whip up some new quiche recipes on an IPAD next level cooking here I come
karen cutajar says
Bacon and Eggs is my fave !
tasha may says
I would make the BEST omelette ever for my family, my son loves omelettes especially with lots of veggies and cheese! :o)
Jared S Denison says
I love making pancakes from scratch with eggs. So easy and delicious.
Valerie Mallette says
I would have a spinach and cheese omelette 🙂
Erica Seaman says
Toasted Western sandwhiches 🙂
Jenness M says
I would make omelettes!
June Donnelly says
I would use my new cook wear to make a mushroom’ bacon, cheese and onion omelette for my family
Eva Mitton-Urban says
Cookware supplied would be ideal for fresh homemade Crepes stuffed with hot apples slices/cinnamon/sugar/ginger and piece de resistance a dollop of whipped cream. Comfort food – Tis the season – sharing delicious foods in the comfort of your home with those you love the dearest.
Bailey Dexter says
I would love to cook using the Lagostina Cookware Set, I would start off with a egg drop soup & egg foo young and a green leaf salad on the side. What a great healthy meal.
I’d make omelettes
SUMMER PLEWES says
I would make the best omelette ever seen!!
DANIEL REED says
I WOULD MAKE SHRIMP AND CHEESE SCRAMBLE
I would make a quiche!
Karen Anne O'Halloran says
Would love to create a delicious omelet !
Well my husband and I are crazy about eggs so I’d be making lots of breakfast foods. I’d also use the iPad to show the Paprika app for recipes.