Pumpkin spice pie crust is a buttery rich pie crust flavored with homemade pumpkin spice blend; an easy blend from spices already in your pantry. The texture, when baked, had the crunch of a cookie.
A simple pie crust can be made with a fork, mixer or a food processor, and there is nothing better than homemade pie crusts! They are really not much different than making cookies.
Once the crust is pressed into the tart or pie pans the filling goes in and they bake. There are a variety of fillings we can bake in these pie pastries, here are two of my favorites with this pumpkin spice pie crust:
- Winter Forest Creme Brûlée Custard – the subtle flavors of pine in a creamy custard
- Pumpkin Custard – for the seasonal pumpkin spice flavor so many of us love
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
As we all know, pumpkin spice really has nothing to do with pumpkins. It is a blend of spices that make for an exotic, warm, rich flavor.
Pumpkin spice both tastes delicious and produces a smell that gives us warm fuzzies.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend is a mix I make every year at the onset of September and use throughout the fall and winter months in… well, everything! The spices in pumpkin spice blend are: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and a few other spices that can be added along with these or in place of any of them.
Pumpkin Spice Pie Crust
When making our favorite Autumn or holiday pies, why use a boring pie crust when you can jazz up the flavors with a crust to compliment the pie!
Apple pie? Swap out your usual pie crust for this spice pie crust and see how beautifully it compliments.
Definitely try this crust when making holiday pumpkin pie. Both pumpkin custard and the pie crust will be filled with those holiday spices we all love to taste and smell.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Invariably, I always have more pie crust than I need. And so I have begun making ‘cut-outs’ with the remaining pie crust, and placing them on top of the pie. It adds an ornamental touch and an extra measure of flavor.
Cookies are always a good idea to make with the extra pie crust you don’t need for the pie. Since the flavors of this pie crust are rich in spices, why not make cookies with the remaining crust! So Yummy!
How To Make Pumpkin Spice Pie Crust
I find the easiest way to make pie crust or cookies is with a food processor. Simply toss the butter, flour, sugar and spices in and whisk until it forms a ball.
Adjust the flour as needed. Roll out the crust or simply press the crust into the pie pan or individual tart pans. Fill with chosen filling and bake until the pie is firm and crust is crisp.
Pumpkin Spice Pie CrustCourse: DessertCuisine: American
Pumpkin spice, butter, sugar and flour make the perfect spiced pie crust with the crunch of a cookie.
Butter – 1 stick, cold
Flour – 2 cups, more for dusting
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Egg – 1 egg, whisked before adding
Pumpkin Spice Blend – 1 tbsp
Cold water – 1 tbsp at a time as needed
Nuts – 2 tbsp, crushed (optional)
- Place butter, flour, sugar, salt, crushed nuts (if using), and spice in the food processor and whisk. Pour in the egg and whisk until a ball is formed. If dry, add a little cold water at a time. If too wet, add a little flour at a time until a ball is formed.
- Press into the pie pan or tart pans. Crust is now ready to fill.
- Place in a 350 degree oven and bake until the filling is cooked and the crust is crisp.
- If there is leftover dough, roll out on a floured surface and press into cookies. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.