Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Prep Time
20 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 25 Mins
Makes 8 servings

This gorgeous pie will win first prize on any dessert buffet. Make it for Thanksgiving with the family or a special night in. The pie crust garnishes add a decorative flair.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp.

Step 2

Stir together crushed gingersnaps and next 3 ingredients. Press mixture on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of piecrust.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).

Step 4

Stir together pumpkin and next 6 ingredients until well blended. Pour into prepared crust. Place pie on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle Pecan Streusel around edge of crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set, shielding edges with aluminum foil during last 25 to 30 minutes of baking, if necessary. Insert ginger cookies around edge of crust. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Dollop with Ginger-Spice Topping; dust with cinnamon.

Step 6

Note: We tested with Anna's Ginger Thins.

Ratings & Reviews

JustHaydee's Review

November 23, 2012

iluvmickey's Review

November 12, 2011

LindaErickson's Review

December 24, 2010
I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving and everyone ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! I made it exactly as the recipe stated and I am baking two for Christmas Dinner.... I will never fix a pumpkin pie the old way again... Even My mother-in-law loved it and she doesn't even like pumpkin pie.... It deserves more than a 5 stars - maybe 10!!! Thanks...

ssims1's Review

December 12, 2009
I made this pie for Thanksgiving this year. It is the BEST recipe I have ever prepared. This is my new annual Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. I don't think I'll ever go back to the traditional pie. This recipe was pretty simple and everyone raved about it.

DianeDetrich's Review

November 22, 2009
Beautiful pie..presentation is tops. Way too much ginger snap crumb, I had enough for a second pie; and I did add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe to make for Thanksgiving. You will be a cooking star if you bring this to your in-laws for Thanksgiving!

ceramicjo's Review

December 29, 2009
Julie made this for our Thanksgiving lunch and it was amazing. It was so good that, althought I was already full half way through the piece, I finished the whole thing. There was nothing bland about this pie, so delicious. Yum, yum, yum. I plan to make this myself for many occasions to come and have passed the recipe on to my daughter who loves to bake.

susansold4u2's Review

November 02, 2011

StarV579's Review

October 08, 2011
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS RECIPE! It was a lot of trouble to make and definately would not make this recipe again. It is not sweet. You would be better to buy libbys pumpkin pie mix and make the pumpkin pie according to their recipe and it would be FAR better.

doahfly's Review

November 22, 2012

leftovers's Review

November 16, 2009
This is perfect for Thanksgiving! The cookies make it. Yes, it is rich but tis the season!! Enjoy.