The Most Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe For The Holidays

The Most Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe For The Holidays - Chocolate & More Delights

Happy fall you all. The leaves are falling and it is getting colder outside. The festive season is just around the corner and we are getting cozy with hot chocolate and a piece of cake. It is the pumpkin season and therefore we made a fresh pumpkin pie. This is absolutely the best and most delicious pumpkin cake we have ever eaten. Pumpkins symbolize the harvest time and during this time of the year you can see pumpkin spice everything all around you from lattes, chocolates, donuts and so on. When you take a closer look at what pumpkin spice actually is then you'll discover the spices used in the pie like ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon or gloves. Did you know that pumpkin pies are the single most requested dessert at Thanksgiving in the USA? A good reason to give it a try and make this delicious pie from scratch. Here is how:



  • 700 g / 25 oz Pumpkin, e.g. Hokkaido
  • 1 piece of Ginger
  • A bit of Water
  • 1 packet Dr. Oetker Finesse Grated Orange Peel alternatively 1 or 2 tbsp. fresh orange peel
  • 100 g / 3.52 oz Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg (size M)
  • 100 g / 3.52 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 packet Dr. Oetker Dessert Sauce Vanilla Flavor alternatively 50 g / 1.76 oz Corn Starch and a bit of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg


  • 200 g / 7.05 oz Wheat Flour
  • 1 Pinch of Dr. Oetker Original Backin / Baking Powder
  • 50 g / 1.76 oz Brown Sugar
  • 1 packet Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar alternatively a few drops Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 50 g / 1.76 oz Soft Butter
  • 100 g / 3.52 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese


  • 1 pack Dr. Oetker Paradise Cream Lemon or Cream Cheese Frosting with Lemon
  • 200 g / 7.05 Cold Whipping Cream
  • 50 ml / 1.76 oz Cold Milk
  • Pumpkin Seeds


1. We used a Hokkaido pumpkin because the skin is perfectly edible and does not need to be removed regardless of how you want to prepare it. Cut the pumpkin in half, scrape out the insides and remove the seeds. Dice the pumpkin into medium size squares. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Place both in a saucepan with a bit of water and orange peel, cover the saucepan and gently simmer for about 15 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the pumpkin is soft and fully cooked. Puree the pumpkin and let it cool down. Grease the springform pan base. Preheat oven.

Top / bottom heat about 200 ° C / 390 F

2. Mix the flour with Backin or Baking Powder in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and process everything with a handheld mixer (dough hook) first at the lowest, then at the highest level. You will have a bowl full of crumbs. Take about 2/3 of the crumbs and put them evenly in the springform pan and press them firmly onto the base. Put the form in the oven and bake the cake base for for about 15 minutes.

3. Let the cake base cool down a bit. Knead the rest of the dough, shape it into a roll and place it as an edge / crust around. It should be approx. 2 cm / 1 inch high. Reduce the baking temperature.

Top / bottom heat about 180 ° C / 356 F

4. Add the sugar, egg, cream cheese, Vanilla Sauce Powder or Corn Starch / Vanilla Extract and nutmeg to the pumpkin puree and stir it with a handheld mixer (stir sticks) at the lowest level until all ingredients are fully combined. The pumpkin should be like a mousse. Pour the mixture into the mold and bake.

Insert: lower third, Baking time: about 45 minutes

Let the pie cool down on a wire rack, then loosen and remove the springform pan.

5. Prepare the Dr. Oetker Paradise Cream according to the package instructions, but with 200 g / 7.05 oz Whipping Cream and 50 ml / 1.76 oz cold milk. If Dr. Oetker Paradise Cream is not available in your location then you can make a Cream Cheese Lemon Frosting instead by using 250 g / 8 oz Cream Cheese and 2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice. Spread decoratively on the cake, sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top and put in the fridge for a couple of hours. Enjoy it with family and friends.

Recipe source: Dr. Oekter

You might also like this festive German chocolate cake for Christmas.

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