What is a Cinnamon Pie?
This Cinnamon Pie is a custard based pie, with a texture similar to pumpkin pie. It’s flavored with a healthy dose of cinnamon and gets a creamy texture from cream cheese and half and half. It’s delicious at room temperature or chilled from the refrigerator. I highly recommend serving with a nice dollop of fresh whipped cream!
I happened across a cinnamon pie one time when noodling around on the internet – caught my attention for sure! I love cinnamon!
With further research I discovered there are all types of cinnamon pies: Pennsylvania Dutch, Southern, Cinnamon Chess Pies and Cinnamon Custard Pies! I set to work reading all kinds of recipes and coming up with a formula I wanted to try!
Four Tries to Our Perfect Pie!
Took lots of testing and tasting (yum!), but after four versions we finally fell in love with our perfect cinnamon pie!
We ate a lot of pie this week! And let me say, besides that really dense first-try pie, they were all eaten. That last one, though, We LOVED! It had a lighter texture and creamy cinnamon flavor. I highly recommend serving with a nice dollop of fresh whipped cream!
Here’s my recipe for a single pie crust. You can make it by hand or in a large chopper (5-cup), food processor or stand mixer.