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Grandma Menard's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Recipe By Janet Johnston, Savory Spice founder


8 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

Recipe By Janet Johnston, Savory Spice founder

"A classy version of the original" pumpkin pie recipe that has been passed down through the generations of Savory Spice founder Janet Johnston's family. It has a melt-in-your-mouth fluffy texture with sweet and warm flavors of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Bake Grandma Menard's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and let us know what you think! 

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Learn more about the history of this wonderful pie in Janet's blog post by clicking here.


For graham cracker crust:

1 sleeve (9 whole) graham crackers, crushed into crumbs

5 Tbsp. melted butter

¼ cups granulated sugar

For pie filling:

1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin

¼ cups cold water

3 eggs, separated into yolks and whites

1 cups granulated sugar

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

½ tsp. Kosher Salt

½ cups milk

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For graham cracker crust: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Press into a 9-inch pie plate and bake for 8 min.

For pie filling: Sprinkle gelatin into cold water and let sit for at least 5 min. Beat 3 egg yolks and stir in sugar, pumpkin puree, salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and milk. Cook mixture in a double boiler (or in a glass bowl set on top of a pot of simmering water) for about 30 min. until mixture is thick, stirring often. Add softened gelatin and stir until gelatin mix is completely melted. Remove from heat and let mixture cool completely. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and gently fold into cooled pumpkin mixture. Spoon filling into graham cracker crust and chill for at least 3 hours to set.