Buddy Valastro's Pumpkin Pie

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, November 23, 2011

Aired November 23, 2011

Serves one 9-inch pie, enough to serve 10-12
One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 extra-large eggs
1 unbaked 9-inch Pie Crust

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 450F.

Put the pumpkin, sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, mace, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Paddle at low-medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.

With the motor running, pour in the milk in two additions. Stop the motor, scrape the sides of the bowl with a wooden spatula, restart, and paddle for an additional 2 minutes. Add the eggs and paddle until absorbed, approximately 2 additional minutes.

Pour the mixture into a 9-inch pie crust in a pan, and bake for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 375F and bake until a finger dabbed onto the surface emerges clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove the pie from the oven and let cool for 1 to 2 hours.

Slice and serve right away, or cover with plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days.