How do you take your pumpkin pie? Straight up? With cream?
How do you like your pumpkin pie?
Straight up, with no toppings?
Topped with whipped or heavy cream?
Topped with a toasted meringue?
Or is a mixed nut topping of some sort like a streusal more to your liking?
Perhpaps not nuts, but a crumb topping of some sort (e.g. brown sugar, flour, butter, etc.)?
Or something fruity, like a jam or sauce?
plain pie with a dollop of freshly made whipping cream. Thanksgiving is just about the only time of year when we can get non-ultrapasteurized heavy cream, so we enjoy it when we can. Great on pecan or sweet potato pie, too.
I am a purist. I like me some straight up pumpkin pie, no need for condiments. In fact, I secretly am not a huge fan of pie crust. The crust is a carrier for the pumpkin custard and nothing more. Were it up to me I would just bake a big pumpkin custard and be done with it!