Pumpkin Fest Award Winning Pie Recipe

Bake the Pumpkin Fest Award winning pie at home with this recipe:

Filling Ingredients:

1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese

1 – 15 ounce can of pumpkin

1/2 cup melted butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

3 and 1/4 cups of powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 5 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides often with a spatula.  A whisk works best to whip the cream cheese.
  3. Add pumpkin and mix for another 5 minutes
  4. add melted butter and vanilla and mix for 1 minute
  5. add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition
  6. add powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice, and salt
  7. Pour filling into pie crust (recipe below or use your own)
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.  Lower the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 42-18 minutes.  Watch carefully to ensure crust does not burn.
  9. Remove from oven, and cover with foil or a pie cover, and let chill in refrigerator for 4 hours.
  10. Serve with whip cream or ice cream.


Pie Crust Recipe:

1/2 cup cold butter

1 and 1/4 cups flour

2 tablespoons cold water

1/2 tablespoon vinegar


  1.  Stir together flour and salt.  Slice butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture.  Pulse until a coarse meal forms.
  2. slowly add water and vinegar, and pulse until the mixture starts to form together
  3. press dough into a ball, wrap, and let chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours
  4. Unwrap the dough and form into a crust
  5. Place into a pie pan