Crush cookies using a food processor or in a plastic freezer bag using a rolling pin. Transfer to a bowl.
12 oz Maple Creme Sandwich cookies
Add in melted butter and stir to saturate well.
2 tbsp salted butter
Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray and press crust mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to flatten. Place crust in freezer to set while you make your filling.
Beat cream cheese in a bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer until very smooth.
12 oz cream cheese
Add in pumpkin, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Beat until smooth.
1½ cup canned pumpkin purée, 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract, 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Gradually mix in powdered sugar until fully incorporated. Set aside, or if using a stand mixer, transfer to another bowl.
1½ cup powdered sugar
Using cold beaters, whip cold heavy cream on high until stiff peaks form.
1 cup heavy cream
Gently fold whipped cream into pumpkin mixture, being careful not to deflate whipped cream. Once mixture is combined, pour into prepared crust and smooth on top.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 6 hours, or overnight.
(Optional) Just before serving, use cold beaters and bowl to whip cold heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over cooled pie and grate nutmeg on top. Serve immediately.
1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 cup heavy cream, 2 tbsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, freshly grated nutmeg
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend: If you're out of store-bought pumpkin pie spice or just prefer to make your own, for this recipe you'll need 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, a pinch of ground allspice, and a pinch of ground cloves.Make Ahead, Storage, and Freezing: You can store this pie in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container (don't add whipped cream topping until just before serving). You can also freeze your finished pie in an airtight container for up to one month. To thaw, let sit in the refrigerator for 6-12 hours.