Spicy pumpkin pie

pie-pumpkins-1200This pie will bring coziness and warmth to your kitchen and your family.

Along with the usual great fall spices, we’ve added cardamom which imparts a slightly nutty taste.


  • 2 eggs, plus 1 yolk
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups of pumpkin purée
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients… sugars, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom and lemon zest
  • Stir well until combined.
  • Slowly mix in heavy cream
  • Continue mixing until you have a fairly even, smooth batter.
  • Pour into a prepared piecrust.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes
  • Reduce heat to 350’F
  • Continue baking for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours before serving.



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Helen Brophy

Helen has a BS from the University of Rhode Island with graduate studies in physical science, chemistry, and counseling. For the past 20 yrs. she has studied and advocated a natural all-inclusive, responsible approach to maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. Her belief and approach includes obtaining a rich balance encompassing all aspects of life through nutrition, exercise, spiritual and mental development, and responsible environmental habits.