You've already cooked a homemade Thanksgiving dinner, so don't wimp out and buy a supermarket pumpkin pie. Our Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe can be made the day before, doesn't require a rolling pin, and has a filling that can be prepared in just a few minutes. The CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary shows you how.
Pastry chef Boris Portnoy gives new life to a Thanksgiving cliché. Generic, canned pumpkin pie mix plus freezer-burned pie crust equals fake smiles on the faces of your friends and families. Real smiles come from choosing your own pumpkin—there are many heirloom varieties to pick from—and then customizing and experimenting as you go, using Portnoy’s recipe as a guide.