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What makes your pumpkin pie delicious?

What makes your pumpkin pie special, delicious, and always requested? So far, my current favorite is this one: http://www.marthastewart.com/318704/p... baked in an all butter crust. The par baking helps a lot to create a sturdy crust. I do add more ginger.

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  1. Coconut milk , and crystallized ginger on top. And real sugar pumpkin.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      I also use coconut milk (full-fat canned version) and yes, it makes it delicious. And for the crust, I use coconut oil instead of butter. It almost adds the texture and richness of lard, but is much healthier. And it adds a subtle coconut taste.

      1. re: kmanihot

        For those of you who use coconut milk, are you using it to replace something, or are you adding it in addition to the usual ingredients?

        1. re: GilaB

          I have done this, too, and it's very good. It replaces the milk/cream/evaporated milk-type of ingredient(s)

    2. par-baked crust and rum come to mind

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      1. re: sandylc

        Ahhhh! I made some extra alterations last year and I couldn't remember what they were. I think there was some brandy in there. Yum.

      2. I make Ina's pumpkin banana tart. I love the sweetness the banana adds.

        1. A can of yams! Sounds gross, tastes good. See Cooks Illustrated for more info. Happy to paraphrase if you're interested.