A favorite American spice mixture, pumpkin pie spice is used in autumn’s pumpkin, sweet potato, and squash pies and is a Thanksgiving tradition. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mix for each pie.
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.
It's pumpkin season and that means, well, tons of pumpkin. If you're tired of the usual pumpkin dishes, expand your pumpkin repertoire by joining the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary as she makes our Spiced Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies. These soft, oaty cookies have the spicy warmth of pumpkin pie and are great for sharing during the holidays.