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Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This is the best pumpkin pie recipe. It’s the classic easy pumpkin pie recipe that you can mix together in about five minutes. It takes about an hour to bake and a couple more hours to rest.

The pie is filled with pumpkin, evaporated milk, and the best fall seasonings including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. 

A Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of those desserts that are a must around the holidays. It just doesn’t seem the same without it. 

This is a classic pie that people love to eat at Christmas and Thanksgiving and it graces most tables because of it’s popularity.

The smooth center melts in your mouth and is packed full of your favorite fall flavors.

I love this simple homemade pumpkin pie recipe because it’s just that, simple. You can make it with a regular pie crust or a gluten-free crust. I’ve bought gluten-free pie crusts at Whole Foods and they taste just as good. 

This recipe is pretty similar to Libby’s recipe, but I add more spice to it. It adds a little more flavor warmth to the pie. 

If you love this pie, you’ll love this pumpkin pecan pie and this pumpkin roll that readers have raved about. 

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:

  • Canned pumpkin
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Evaporated milk 
  • Frozen or fresh pie crust

What do you need for the pie?

  • The above ingredients, as well as an
  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer

How Do You Make Pumpkin Pie?

  1. Add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix. 
  2. Next, add the spices and mix. 
  3. Now, add the eggs and mix well. 
  4. Add the pumpkin and mix well.
  5. Finally, add the evaporated milk and mix well. 
  6. Pour into the pie crust and bake on 425-degrees for 15 minutes. 
  7. Lower the temperature to 350-degrees and bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. 
  8. Allow the pie to cool for two hours. 

Recipe and printable instructions listed below

Step-By-Step Instructions

Picture of seasonings with sugar

Add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl. 

Picture of seasonings and sugar in a bowl

Next, add the ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to the bowl. It’s already smelling pretty delicious at this point. 

Picture of eggs and seasonings in a bowl

Add eggs to the mixture. The eggs will help keep the pie from getting too dry. 

Picture of pumpkin in a bowl with seasonings, eggs, and sugar.

Now, add the canned pumpkin. Mix everything together. 

Picture of evaporated milk being poured into a bowl

Finally, pour the evaporated milk into the bowl. Mix everything together. 

Picture of pumpkin pie in the oven.

Get a cookie sheet ready and cover it with tin foil. Place the pie shell on the cookie sheet. Pour the pumpkin pie mixture into the pie shell.

I usually suggest doing things in this order because once you add the mixture to the pie shell, it’s going to be very full and it’s easy to spill over. So, the less you have to move the pie, the better. 

You don’t have to use a cookie sheet, but I also suggest this because if the pie mixture drips over for any reason while you’re moving it, it’s easier to clean up with the tin foil. 

When the pie bakes, the pumpkin mixture might rise a little, but it shouldn’t run over. 

Check the pie 3/4 of the way through the baking process. If the edges of the crust are starting to look like they are too brown, place a pie shield over the crust. If you don’t have a pie shield, you can use tin foil around the edges of the crust. Keep it on there until the pie is done baking.

Picture of pumpkin pie.

Bake the pie for a 15-minutes at 425-degrees. Then, lower the temperature to 350-degrees and bake for 50 more minutes. The pie will be done when a cake tester or knife comes out clean. I stick it right in the center to test for doneness.

Let it cool for a couple of hours. It needs to set up. I try not to let my pies cool on top of the oven since the oven is going to be warm on the top unless they are on a cooling rack. 

Picture of pumpkin pie on a plate

Pumpkin pie is delicious by itself, or you can add a dollop of whipped cream. 

Other delicious holiday recipes:

  • Chewy sugar cookies are a must for the holidays. You can add sprinkles, drizzle chocolate, or just eat them perfectly plain.
  • Peanut butter fudge to die for is one of those recipes that you want to keep tucked away for each holiday. It’s easy to make and absolutely sinful.
  • Chocolate chess pie is super easy to make and incredibly decadent.
  • Brownie mix cookies might just win that coveted cookie exchange award.

Check out the pumpkin pie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great dessert any time of the year, especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your pie on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 8 pieces

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Picture of pumpkin pie on a plate

This is the best pumpkin pie recipe. It's the classic easy pumpkin pie recipe that you can mix together in about five minutes. It takes about an hour to bake and a couple more hours to rest. The pie is filled with pumpkin, evaporated milk, and the best fall seasonings including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 - 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 frozen 9-inch frozen pie shell (deep)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425-degrees (see bold print below)

  1. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Mix everything together well.
  2. Pour into the pie crust.
  3. Bake at 425-degrees for 15 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350-degrees and bake for 50 more minutes or until cake tester or knife comes out clean.
  4. Let cool for two hours.

Notes

Check the pie 3/4 of the way through the baking process. If the edges of the crust are starting to look like they are too brown, place a pie shield over the crust. If you don't have a pie shield, you can use tin foil around the edges of the crust. Keep it on there until the pie is done baking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 2.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 25.6gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 19.1gProtein: 4.8g

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