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Easy Pumpkin Pie

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Easy Pumpkin Pie


1 baked pie crust

1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 can (14-oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

2 eggs, well beaten

1 can (16-oz.) pumpkin


In a saucepan, combine the gelatin, spices (can substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg), and salt. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and eggs, mixing well. Let stand 1 minute. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the pumpkin until well mixed. Pour into crust. Chill until set, about 3 hours.

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