It's no secret in my family that Pumpkin Pie is my absolute favorite. It is so good! I look forward to this time of year because it means pumpkin pie is coming! I'm usually very traditional when it comes to pumpkin pie, but I also am never shy when it comes to adding a whipped topping. I error on the side of "would you like pie with that cream?" That's why this double layer pumpkin pie was an instant hit. It has the delicious flavor of traditional pumpkin pie, but also a fun twist of a cream cheese whipped topping.
Everyone will love this new and improved pumpkin pie. Oh and did I mention...it's sooooo easy!
Quick and Easy
This pie is so easy to make. Pumpkin pie is so delicious and best of all it's easy to assemble. The hard part is being patient enough to let it cool and set!
The whipped topping is fun and easy to put together as well. Once cooled and set, you simply spread over the top of the pie and refrigerate until ready to serve. It adds a delicious layer to a basic homemade pumpkin pie that you didn't realize you were missing!
In a huge time crunch but want a delicious and fun pie? Buy your favorite store bought pumpkin pie and follow the directions for the creamy topping! It will enhance any store bought pie to another level of baking delciousness!
How to make Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Let's make Double Layer Pumpkin Pie.
Start with your favorite single pie crust recipe or store bought, uncooked crust. Form the dough in a 9 inch pie pan.
Using pumpkin puree, make a basic homemade pumpkin pie and cook for about 1 hour. Set aside and let cool and set.
While cooling, whip whipping cream in a medium sized bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a large bowl add softened cream cheese and beat with beaters until smooth. Add in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, powder sugar, and vanilla. Mix all together until smooth.
Gently fold in the whipped cream with the pumpkin puree, cream cheese mixture.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the set and cooled pumpkin pie.
Refrigerate the pie for 30 minutes to an hour to let the whipped topping set.
Tips and Tricks
Make sure you think ahead and soften the cream cheese! Otherwise the creamy mixture will be lumpy.
You can serve and eat this pie right after spreading the pumpkin cream cheese topping but the pie will have a better texture and blend if you refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Can I Freeze This Double Layer Pumpkin Pie?
Absolutely! Just like freezing a standard homemade pumpkin pie, this pumpkin pie freezes very well. Make sure to serve shortly after thawing so the whipped topping doesn't loose it's form. This is a great way to make your pie ahead of time but have it ready to serve when the big day arrives to eat it!