Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Looking for a way to upgrade a classic pumpkin pie? Look no further – This Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie is a fun option to serve your Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving guest. It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup, making it refined sugar-free!
While I believe apple is the superior fall flavor, I do love a good pumpkin recipe. Since my husband LOVES pumpkin pie and bourbon, I wanted to harness both of those cozy flavors into one recipe for him. And if you know me, you know maple is my absolute favorite flavor and it is my go-to flavor for not only fall baking, but year-round.
Y’all know my favorite baking hack during the holidays is to save time with pre-made or frozen pie crust/dough. Things are more hectic than ever, especially this time of year and I am all about making life easier with simple recipes.
When making pies, I really enjoy using fondant stamps for decorative crusts. I use these leaf stamps every year. Here are a few similar ones for Fall baking:
Thanksgiving Fondant Stamp Set
Here’s how I use them each year for my Apple Pie recipe!
Let’s dive in..
- 1 Deep dish frozen pie crust
- 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp bourbon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- *Optional - Premade pie dough for leaf cutouts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove deep dish pie crust from freezer and allow to thaw on counter at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sour cream, eggs, maple syrup, bourbon and spices until well combined.
- Pour mixture into pie crust. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 F.
- While pie is in oven, unroll premade pie dough and cut out desired leaves or designs. After 20 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 325 F. Bake for another 25 minutes.
- Remove pie and place pie crust cutouts in desired pattern. Return pie to oven and bake for 15-20 more minutes.
- Allow pie to cool completely before serving.
* To make this a Maple Pumpkin Pie, remove bourbon from ingredient list. However, the bourbon does cook out, so it is safe to serve to your children.
* Do not place pie crust leaves on before pie is mostly baked. They will sink into the dough and remain raw.
Wishing you and your family a very, happy Thanksgiving!