Harper’s Restaurant Group is a Charlotte-based company, that has been committed to providing excellent food in outstanding settings since 1987. Their award-winning restaurants include Mimosa Grill, Upstream, and Harper’s Restauarants, their flagship restaurant that offers some of the tastiest food in the South Park area. Here, they share their popular Harper’s Restaurant creamy pumpkin pie recipe.
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half and half
¼ cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 piece pre-made pie dough
Whipped cream, for topping
METHOD:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place one piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan. Press down along the bottom and all sides.
For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half and half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, and beat until incorporated.
Pour the filling into prepared pie crust and bake for 40 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and top each piece with fresh whipped cream.
For more info, visit www.harpersgroup.com.