Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge and about 1 tablespoon whipped cream)

Graham crackers and pecans encrust the spirited, spiced filling. Dollop each serving with sweetened whipped cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle butter over crumb mixture; stir with a fork. Firmly press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned; cool on a wire rack.

Step 3

To prepare filling, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Add bourbon and the next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice); beat 1 minute or until combined. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan. Place pan in a large roasting pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until center barely moves when side of pan is tapped. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Place cream and powdered sugar in a small bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve sweetened whipped cream with tart.

Ratings & Reviews

frenchfrydtater's Review

December 27, 2009
I am the shortcut queen, and this wasn't for any special occasion other than a dessert craving. I used a ready-made graham cracker crust in one of those tinfoil pie plates. Otherwise I followed the recipe except for skimping a little on the bourbon in case my kids didn't like the taste. They proclaimed this the best pumpkin pie ever! Love it.

Just ok

October 13, 2015
My biggest complaint was that the crust got a little soggy underneath.  The flavor was good but Cooking Light has better pumpkin desserts out there, in my opinion.

DLogan's Review

December 19, 2014
I really disliked the texture of this pie (which was similar to chiffon pie) and thought the flavor was quite odd.

labisson's Review

December 20, 2013
Extremely delicious!

LabRat01's Review

December 31, 2012

ammycek's Review

December 06, 2012

Jnowaski's Review

November 30, 2012
I completely agree with the other review that this pie was overwhelmed by the bourbon flavor. I brought this to a Thanksgiving dinner and is was not well received. My husband didn't even like it and he likes most things. I would not make this again.

juliarm's Review

November 23, 2012
Excellent! I baked it in a tart pan with a removable bottom. So it didn't bake in a water bath and 10 min added to the time. Wonderful. Easy. Makes a great presentation. This has been added to the regulars.

fullplate's Review

November 25, 2011

baseballmom's Review

October 21, 2010
Just wanted to give some advice about the water bath and springform pan issue. You can wrap your springform in heavy foil all around and up the sides. It keeps the water from seeping in during baking.