USA’s Popular State by State Thanksgiving Recipes! Alaska “Pumpkin Cream Pie”


What says “Thanksgiving” more than pumpkin pie? We all gather around the feasting table for delectable, sometimes once a year, victuals. However, for must of us, if pumpkin pie is not included on the menu then something is truly lacking. To change things up a bit, this recipe adds a luscious layer of cream right into the pie. Of course, a dollop of cream on top with a sprinkling of spices is sheer necessity! Indulgence in every sense of the word.


1 package (15 ounces) ready-to-roll piecrust or homemade piecrust for double-crust pie

Cream cheese layer:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg


Pumpkin layer:

1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

3/4 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water



Heat oven to 400 F. Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate and crimp edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Cream cheese layer:

In a medium-size bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg until smooth. Spread evenly into bottom of piecrust.

Pumpkin layer:

In a large bowl, beat pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, eggs, pie spice and salt until smooth. Using a ladle, gently spoon pumpkin mixture over cream cheese mixture. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. Cover edges with foil, reduce heat to 350 F and bake for an additional 45 minutes. Cool pie completely on rack. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Before slicing, leave out for 30 minutes.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna says:

    Sounds wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you, Anna! There never seems to be enough whipped cream on pumpkin pie so why not put it inside!

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      1. Anna says:

        Fabulous idea! Plus the flavorful combination of creamy textures sounds delicious! 🙂

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      2. Thanks again, Anna! Spoken like a true foodie 🙂

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  2. GP Cox says:

    You are killing me, Lana!!

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    1. hahaha! GP, I’m so sorry! lol! Shall I forewarn and tell you there’s more coming? Thanks a bunch 🙂

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      1. GP Cox says:

        Naw – This way I don’t gain anything by looking….(but don’t tell anybody – I’m keeping the recipes for skinnier times!)

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      2. Wise plan,GP…sounds like a perfect strategy. One of the wonders of recipes is that they are there at our convenience 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  3. It looks very yummy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Daniela!


  4. Wow Lana this sounds so good! I love the twist on pumpkin pie!!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! Have you ever seen the photo that circulates on the social media sites with the piece of pumpkin pie completely covered in cream? It’s supposed to be amusing, but this is actually how I like my pumpkin pie! lol! Thanks again, my friend 🙂

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      1. no I have not!! yumm me too!

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  5. mkcasey80 says:

    This looks so good. I have a couple of parties coming up. I have to make this for one of them.



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    1. This is always a hit for me, Marcey! I’m sure it will be for you as well 🙂

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