Pumpkin pie is such a classic fall dessert, but it's always fun to put an extra twist on a traditional treat. This Fireball Pumpkin Pie is a super simple one bowl pie filling with the added kick of cinnamon whiskey poured into a ready made pie crust. It comes together in just a few minutes and takes a traditional pie to the next level!
This recipe is the best addition to your Thanksgiving menu, fall potlucks, or even to bake for yourself! If you like pumpkin pies with an added twist, you'll also love Bourbon Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust.
Why this Recipe Works
The Fireball adds the perfect accent of spice to the traditional pumpkin pie flavor. Though we add cinnamon to the pie filling, the cinnamon whiskey gives it an extra boost of cinnamon and spice. Plus, it's so quick to make that you can impress friends and family with very little work!
Ingredients and Notes
Pie Crust - I like to use a frozen ready-made pie crust because it keeps this super simple pie recipe as easy as possible.
Pumpkin - This one-bowl pie recipe uses canned pure pumpkin. Be sure that it's real pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling which has sweetener and spices added to it.
Fireball Whiskey - Fireball is a cinnamon whiskey that takes this classic pie up a notch!
Pie Crust - In place of a store-bought pie crust, a homemade pie crust can also be used. A graham cracker crust or even a gingerbread crust would also taste great with this Fireball Pumpkin Pie.
Fireball Whiskey - Any cinnamon whiskey will work great here. Though Fireball is the most common, Jack Daniel's makes a Tennessee Fire, Jim Beam makes a Kentucky Fire, and Evan Williams makes a Fire whiskey.
Spices - The spices in this Fireball Pumpkin Pie recipe make up pumpkin spice. In place of the individual spices, you can use a store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie spice. The measurements and types of spices can all be adjusted to taste.
How to Make this Recipe
Step 1: Combine all the pie filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
Step 2: Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 375°F for 40-50 min, until slightly jiggly. Cool completely then chill.
Because this easy pie filling sets due to the eggs, if they over bake it will result in cracks in the pie. It may also cause the edges of the pie to pull away from the crust a bit. But even a pie with cracks still tastes delicious!
Pumpkin puree is just pure pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling is sweetened, spiced, and fully prepared pie filling.
Fireball Pumpkin Pie should be removed from the oven when it's slightly jiggly in the center.
Tips & Tricks
Tip #1: For an added kick of Fireball, add 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon whiskey to heavy whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Top pie with Fireball whipped cream.
Tip #2: Do not put your pie pan on a baking sheet. It will cause your pie to over-bake and crack. The pie pan should be placed directly on the oven rack.
Tip #3: If you do end up over-baking your Fireball Pumpkin Pie, it will still taste great! You could even use whipped cream to cover the cracks!
Store Fireball Pumpkin Pie in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
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Fireball Pumpkin Pie
- Mixing bowl
- silicone spatula
- 1 frozen pie shell
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree about 1 ¾ cups
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375℉.
- If using a frozen pie shell, remove it from the freezer. If you are making your own pie shell, do that first.
- Put all pie filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Pour into pie crust and bake for 40-50 minutes, until just slightly jiggly.
- Cool completely, then chill. Enjoy cold!