This “Game-Changing” Pumpkin Pie Recipe Has an Unexpected, Tongue-Tantalizing Ingredient!

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A go-to pumpkin pie recipe this festive season is a must, but if you want to level up the creaminess, toss in a surprise ingredient: sour cream.

While it is usually reserved for dishes like tacos and baked potatoes, foodies swear it’s a game-changer in pumpkin pie. Get ready to whip up a pie that’ll have everyone wanting seconds! Here’s a recipe for you to enjoy, featuring sour cream. Enjoy!

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie 101

A classic pumpkin pie is all about the filling. It’s a mix of pumpkin purée, eggs, sugar, spices, milk, or dairy in general. Now, this pie is already a sweet delight with a buttery crust, but adds a tasty twist—sour cream, tossed in to take this pie to the next level:


  • 1, 9-10 inch deep-dish pie shell
  • 1½ cups full-fat sour cream
  • 1 (13 oz) can pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Whipped cream (optional for serving)
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How to Make It


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and position the rack in the middle.
  2. Partially bake the crust by pricking the chilled pie shell’s bottom and sides with a fork. Line with foil and fill with rice or beans. Bake until lightly golden, then remove the foil and weights, and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Then, let it rest and cool completely.
  3. For the filling, warm 1 cup of sour cream in a metal bowl over boiling water. In another bowl, mix pumpkin, egg yolks, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and ½ cup sour cream. Whisk into the hot sour cream.
  4. Cook the filling over simmering water, stirring constantly, until thickened (170°F on a thermometer). Cool the pumpkin filling in a larger bowl of ice water.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until they reach the point of forming stiff peaks. Gently fold the whites into the pumpkin mixture.
  6. Pour filling into the cooled pie shell, smooth the top, and bake until set, 40-50 minutes.
  7. Cool the pie to room temperature for about 2 hours before serving.

And, of course, enjoy!

Little Hercules, Richard Sandrak, Has a Very Different Life Now

The former World’s Strongest Boy, Richard Sandrak, who was dubbed “Little Hercules”, lives a very different life, 22 years on from his bodybuilding success. He now looks nothing like his younger self, after he gave up lifting weights altogether.

The “Little Hercules” Richard Sandrak Has a Very Different Life NowWho Is Richard Sandrak?

Back in 2000, Little Hercules was an eight-year-old boy with a stunning physique. We are talking about eight-pack abs and impressive definition in his legs and arms. At a young age, he was able to lift three times his body weight while using his body flexibility to become a karate master. At just 11 years old, Richard was named the World’s Strongest Boy.” However, it wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. It was reported that the young weight lifter possessed just 1% body fat, which is so low that it’s dangerous for his health.

Little Hercules Received a Lot of Criticism

According to an online men’s journal, such low body fat can easily result in serious health issues, including heart problems, muscles becoming weaker, and getting sick a lot. After a documentary about young Richard was released, there was a lot of criticism of his parents. Many were saying that his training sessions were cruel and unethical. At the time, some medical experts said that a child this young wouldn’t be capable of producing enough hormones to get that size naturally.

Where Is He Now?

Now that Richard is a fully grown man, he admits he’s no longer interested in bodybuilding. He said that he’s proud of his past and it’s not something that he didn’t want people to know about, it’s just that he’s not going to be stuck living in it.

Richard’s career has changed a bit since his bodybuilding days. As of 2015, he was working as a stuntman at Universal Studios Hollywood Waterworld show. The former bodybuilder admits that he does occasional cardio sessions to stay in shape.