Jack-o'-Lantern Orange-Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 2 hr 20 min
Servings: 8

Tangy citrus and creamy pumpkin make a surprisingly delicious duo in this toothsome dessert, complete with a chocolate chip grin.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on package

Filling

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 can (398 mL/ 14 fl oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 can (370 mL) evaporated mik
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated orange peel
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Topping

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 or 4 drops orange gel food colour

Drizzle

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) whipping cream

Method

  1. Heat oven to 425ºF. Place pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
  2. Cover crust edge with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. In large bowl, mix filling ingredients. Pour into crust-lined pie plate. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF; bake about 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Spread over warm pie. Bake 5 minutes longer. Remove foil from crust. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place drizzle ingredients; seal bag. Microwave on Medium (50%) about 10 seconds or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until mixture is smooth. If necessary, continue to microwave at 10-second intervals. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag over top of pie to draw a jack-o'-lantern face. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Expert Tips

  • Cutting edges on graters come in all sizes. When grating the orange, choose a tiny cutting edge. Press firmly, but not so hard that you cut into the bitter white part of the skin.
  • Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted with a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.