Pumpkin Silk Pie Recipe and Silpat Giveaway

This Pumpkin Silk Pie is a delicious holiday dessert recipe that is easy to make. Pumpkin dessert recipes are perfect for holiday parties and this pie is a fun alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Silk PieLast week we didn’t have a Holiday Progressive Dinner because we were having Thanksgiving dinner with our families but we are back this week with more delicious recipes and another great giveaway. Today I am sharing a dessert recipe for the progressive dinner and I made a Pumpkin Silk Pie.

Before I tell you how to make Pumpkin Silk Pie, I want to tell you about this week’s sponsor: Silpat! Even though I’ve been baking since I was a kid (Betty Crocker’s chocolate chip cookies from the vintage orange cookbook were my speciality) one of the kitchen tool that I’ve never had was a silicone baking mat…until now! I am the proud owner of a Silpat and a Roul’Pat. Silpat and Roul’Pat are both silicone mats but they are meant for different purposes and I use them all the time.

Silpat RecipesHere are some of the recipes that I’ve made using my Silpat and Roul’Pat:

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Sticks
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
Apple Tarts
Snowball Soft Pretzel Nuggets

Homemade Peppermint PattiesThe Roul’Pat is covered with silicone on both sides making it a non-stick countertop workstation that won’t slide while you are working. It is perfect for kneading and rolling out dough or pie crust, as well as working with fondant, chocolate and sugar. It is safe in the temperature range of  -40°F to 480°F so it can go in the oven! The Roul’Pat can also be used for hobbies or crafts like painting, gluing or working with modeling clay! I used it to roll out these peppermint patties. I have a full size Roul’Pat that measures 16 1/2 x 24 1/2 and you can enter to win one for yourself below!

Peppermint Patty RecipeThe Silpat is a non-stick baking mat that provides even heat transfer to baked goods with no greasing required! It is effective in temperatures from -40°F to 480°F or -40°C to 280°C. The non-stick surface is also great for putting chocolate dipped items on it, like these peppermint patties, rather than putting them on parchment. I have the half  sized Silpat that measures 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 and you can enter to win one below! The recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties is coming next week.

Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 6 Recipe Links

Appetizer: Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip & Rosemary Appetizer Wreath at Busy-at-Home

Entree: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce at Daily Dish Recipes

Side Dish: Rosemary Potato Rolls at Adventures in All Things Food

Vegetable: Easy Crock-Pot Green Beans at Flour on My Face

Dessert: Pumpkin Silk Pie at The Gunny Sack

Gingersnap Cookie CrustTo make the pumpkin silk pie, start by making a ginger snaps cookie crust. Finely crush 32 ginger snaps. (I used Nabisco brand ginger snaps that came in a box in the cookie aisle.) Mix in melted butter and sugar. Press into springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Silk BatterIn the meantime, make the pumpkin silk filling. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, pumpkin, vanilla (I used my Nielsen-Massey pure vanilla extract) and pumpkin pie spice; beat until smooth.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake RecipeFold in one large container of whipped topping (Cool Whip) and spread into the springform pan.

Pumpkin Silk Cheesecake PiePlace in the fridge for a couple of hours over overnight to allow it to set up. Remove the springform pan sides and top with additional whipped topping. I put the Cool Whip in a pastry bag and piped it onto the cake. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Dessert RecipesGo ahead and cut yourself a slice of pie!

Easy Pumpkin Silk PieThe pumpkin silk pie is cool and creamy with a light pumpkin flavor and the spice of ginger snaps. It is a delicious holiday dessert recipe that is easy to make and is a fun alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Silk Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Silk Pie Recipe

Recipe Inspired By Pumpkin Torte

Ingredients

  • 32 gingersnaps
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 oz containter Cool Whip to use for decoration, if desired

Instructions

  1. Finely crush 32 ginger snaps.
  2. Mix in melted butter and sugar.
  3. Press into springform pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes.
  5. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the powdered sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice; beat until smooth.
  7. Fold in one large container of whipped topping and spread into the springform pan.
  8. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours over overnight to allow it to set up.
  9. Remove the springform pan sides and top with additional whipped topping.
  10. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
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Comments

  1. What a great variation to a traditional pumpkin pie

  2. Great. Well, now I’m drooling. ;)

  3. Anna Bennett says:

    Tonia,
    I don’t think that I have ever met any one who doesn’t like Pumpkin. Every body that I know loves all the different ways to use Pumpkin pie Filling.
    Thank you so very much. You are so Awesome.

  4. Anna Bennett says:

    Tonia,
    It looks like your Give away is hiding… :)

  5. Anna Bennett says:

    Thank you Tonia for getting your give away up & running.

  6. cookies!

  7. Silpats would be great for gingerbread men!

  8. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Christmas tray cookies!

  9. I would use it for making pie crust!

  10. This cake looks absolutely divine! First think I would make is cookies!

  11. Christmas cookies!!

  12. Oh, my word! That looks amazing, Tonia! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. That pumpkin pie looks awesome! Thanks for another great recipe. I need to try that Roul’Pat.

  14. I’d bake some cookies.

  15. This looks delicious.can’t wait to try it!

  16. Hi Tonia, I was just looking at the Pumpkin Silk Pie and it has 1/4 sugar, is that a 1/4 cup, tsp. or Tbsp. or what. Thanks so much can’t wait to make this for Christmas, it looks Delicious. :) Thanks again. Joann

  17. how do you clean the silpat? easy clean up?

    • Yes it is very easy to clean. Here are the instructions:
      • Wipe the Silpat® with a damp, soft sponge, then rinse with clean water.
      • Shake to remove excess water and dry in open air.
      • A weak solution of detergent or soap may be used if needed.
      • Note: the oily feeling after washing is normal, as is discoloration. Strong flavored foods may leave a trace of their scent on the Silpat®.

  18. Rebecca D says:

    I think I would like to try and make biscuits if I win.

  19. I think the first thing I would want to bake would be some Christmas cookies.

  20. I want the mats to make macarons and amarettos

  21. amy pugmire says:

    i would bake asparagus.

  22. I have wanted one of these and just haven’t bought one. I would make cookies for sure. So much less mess. Your pie looks delicious.

  23. I have to say you have peaked my interest with the peppermint pattie recipe you are going to post. I would make those.

  24. I would use it to make Christmas candies.

  25. Looks delish! I wonder if you could use graham crackers instead of ginger snaps? Might try that.

  26. Your recipes look so delicious!

    • Yes those peppermint patties do look intriguing I can’t wait to hear the recipe. I would love to make all kinds of cookies with a silpat!

  27. Carol Hanson says:

    I would use it when I have grandkids helping; whole lot less clean up!!! love the pumpkin pie recipe can’t wait to try it.

  28. I would bake cookies, what a great giveaway!

  29. I would try the Pumpkin Silk Pie recipe and our favorite Christmas Cookies – thumbprints. For sure I would use it in my crafting!!
    Julie Camell

  30. I would use this as a Christmas gift to my son in law ! He is the baker, cooker, breakfast, dinner, supper maker in the family! Thanks. Vicki.

  31. Holiday cookies!!!

  32. I would Love to win a silpat!!
    I would make chicken teriyaki kabobs and then some cake bites
    YUM
    Cheers
    Cathy

  33. I’d bake cookies!

  34. I am making Sea Turtles for Christmas gifts. i would use it for those.

  35. I would like to make the roll pretzel bites (Christmas style) on the Silpat!

  36. Cookies – I want to try some shortbread cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Christmas cookies of course.

  38. christina p says:

    I would use these for gingerbread cookies!

  39. Linda Montes says:

    I would use the silpat for our Christmas cookie Bake.

  40. Silpats are wonderful! I would love to have an additional one to be able to make 2 versions of drizzled caramel candy at one time!

  41. The Silpat is perfect for making Gingerbread People cookies.

  42. I would bake some cookies!

  43. Janice Cooper says:

    I would make cookies or buttermilk biscuits

  44. natalie parvis says:

    I would make sugar cookies

  45. DARLENE EPPS says:

    I cant wait to make the Pumpkin silk pie

  46. Angela Young says:

    Ginger snaps!

  47. I’d use the roulpat ro roll out some cinnamon roll dough and bake some yummy treats!

  48. Cookies with toffee bits!

  49. I would make cheese straws!

  50. Whitney Pulliam says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  51. I would make your apple tarts! Those look amazing :)

  52. This pie looks AMAZING!!! Wish it were lunch time already! lol

  53. sandra ross says:

    I love pumpkin! And I really love Silpat. I wish it were not so expensive — but really good products are, and this is a really good product. I would use it for everything from warming breakfast rolls to baking cookies and anything sticky. Thanks for all the yummy recipes!!

  54. Elizabeth says:

    I’d make everything from cookies to candies! First up would have to be Chocolate Chai Latte Cookies :)

  55. some sugar cookies

  56. the pie looks delicious!

  57. The Silpats would be fantastic to make my old fashioned roll out cookies!

  58. All the treats you’ve made on the roul’pat look lovely and yummy! HUGS!

  59. I’m going to make some of your yummy treats for friends this Christmas! Solve Silat!

  60. I would definitely use a RoulPat for some bread baking! i love to make bread but my tables and counters get so messy!

  61. Pam Ellis says:

    Snickerdoodles or Chocolate Crinkle cookies

  62. I would use the Silpats to make Christmas cookies. Thanks for the giveaway and a great pumpkin recipe.

  63. I would love to just bake cookies on it!

  64. I love baking cookies and a Silpat would be awesome!

  65. Adriana A. says:

    I would make cookies!!

  66. I would make Christmas sugar cookies!!

  67. Hi, new to this blog/site and I’m loving it.

  68. Rachael Patten says:

    I’m looking forward to trying these Paleo Thin Mints… the recipe suggests parchment but these mats would be easy and reusable!
    http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-thin-mints/

  69. I would make chocolate chip cookies!

  70. I would bake my Christmas cookies…..and they would not burn nor stick!

  71. Could i use real whip cream for the pie?

  72. I just saw the pumpkin silk pie recipe on Pinterest, so I am late, but am I right to
    assume the package of cream cheese is the 8 oz. size, not the 3-oz. size?

  73. First this sounds absolutely delicious and second it is a beautiful pie!! Definitely will be trying this out instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

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