Camellia Inn - Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
  • Camellia pumpkin pie

November 2, 2014 - Now in Healdsburg

  • Centerpiece

Let’s just get to it – PIE. We’re beginning the season of celebrations, gatherings with family and friends, and traditions. The harvest is over here in Sonoma County (it was early this year) and vineyard leaves have turned to a burnished orange. A much-anticipated rain finally showered northern California.

Seasonal pumpkin dishes and beverages (yum - smoothies) are favorites of ours here at the Inn. You can search for organic baking pumpkins at our local Healdsburg Farmers Market or Shelton’s Natural Foods Market.

Or, use a good quality canned pumpkin for this light and fluffy version of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
1 envelope Knox gelatin, softened in ¼ c. cold water (NOTE: do this just before adding to pumpkin mixture))
½ c. milk
1 ¼ c. canned pumpkin (or fresh pumpkin, cooked and cooled)
½ tsp. salt
3 eggs
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ c. sugar
9” baked pie shell

In top of double boiler: beat 3 egg yolks, then stir in the milk, pumpkin, salt and spices. Cook over hot water until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in softened gelatin until thoroughly dissolved. Cool until mixture is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.

Beat the egg whites until fluffy. Gradually beat in the ½ c. sugar and fold this into gelatin/pumpkin mixture.
Pour into the baked pie shell. Chill until firm. Top with whipped cream just before serving, if desired.

Camellia Inn
211 North St.
Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
Call: 707-433-8182


Welcome to the Camellia Inn

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. You’ll love our eclectic blend of antique furnishing, first-class mattresses and bedding, plus just enough modern technology, too. Traveling with a group? We also have five off-site apartments and cottages suitable for traveling couples or small families. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room and check the news on the iPad we’ve put there for you to use (we were the first in Sonoma County to offer this). High-quality mattresses and luxurious linens and duvets snuggle you in for a good night’s sleep, and when you awake, a sumptuous inn-prepared breakfast waits for you!