A question about a recipe: Meta Given's Pumpkin Pie

I have a question about the ingredient "1 teaspoon cinnamon" on the recipe "Meta Given's Pumpkin Pie" from Genius Recipes. I am planning on making this, plus a pecan pie, for Thanksgiving. However, I just found out that one of my guests is allergic to both nuts and cinnamon. I can't do much to change the pecan pie, so I'm hoping to make this pumpkin pie without the cinnamon. What spice could I use instead? Thanks in advance for your help!



sdebrango November 18, 2012
I find cinnamon to be pretty crucial for pumpkin pie but you could take it in an entirely different direction by adding cardamom and ginger. You could also add nutmeg and allspice together.
Sam1148 November 18, 2012
How about keep the pecan pie..and sub a candied yam (sweet potato) casserole for the second dish? You could also make the sweet potato casserole as a filling for a pie. and look for recipes that omit cinnamon and depend on butter and brown sugar; and those mini marshmallows on melted on top.

Ground Allspice and cloves a touch of "Mace" (not really needed but nice back back note) could be used to sub for the Cinnamon. And maple syrup.
If you go the pumpkin route..be aware that canned pumpkin filling could also contain Cinnamon, even if not explicitly listed on the can.
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