1 single pie crust for a 10" pie plate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pie Crust should be large enough for a 10-inch deep dish pie pan, fitted, crimped as desired, and well chilled.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except whipped cream and mix until thoroughly blended and smooth (preferably with a stand mixer). Pour filling mixture into prepared pie crust. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. If the crust edges are browning too fast, cover edges with a pie crust shield or foil.
Cool pie on a wire rack 1-1/2 hours, then cover and refrigerate until well-chilled. Serve with dollops of whipped cream if desired.
* If using a commercial pie shell encased in a thin aluminum pie plate, place pie plate on a cookie sheet or shallow baking pan before pouring filling into the shell.