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Switch Out Milk With Eggnog For More Decadent Pumpkin Pie
If you can’t choose between Christmas and Thanksgiving treats, try combining the holidays’ festive flavors into one delicacy by mixing eggnog into your pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin pie is full of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, while eggnog is usually seasoned with both of these plus vanilla and cloves, making the two sweets a perfect pairing.
Not only does eggnog enhance the flavor of pumpkin pie with added spices, but it also upgrades the texture, making the filling lighter, fluffier, and creamier than usual.
Since milk and cream are eggnog's main ingredients, you can swap it in for either of these dairy products in a 1:1 ratio, or use half eggnog and half milk to test the waters.
Eggnog contains a good amount of sugar, so to avoid making your pie too sweet, use an unsweetened version of eggnog, or taste your pie filling before you add any sugar.
However, cutting back on sugar can affect your pie’s texture. The most surefire method is to make your own sugarless eggnog, so you don’t have to alter your pie’s ingredients.