Pumpkin Pie is a fall staple dessert! Having a homemade pumpkin pie from scratch recipe is a must in anyone’s recipe collection. Top this amazing homemade pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream you are in for a treat with this easy pumpkin pie recipe!
The BEST Pumpkin Pie Recipe
I am in love with pumpkin pie and after making pumpkin pie from scratch for the first time a few years ago I am never ever ever going back to the store bought frozen ones. You won’t be going back to the freezer section to grab a pumpkin pie again either after you make this delicious easy to make pumpkin pie.
Seriously look no further if you are looking for the BEST pumpkin pie recipe ever! Along with tips for how to make the best pie that is better then any bakery!
Give me all things Pumpkin!
As soon as fall hits (and sometimes sooner) I bring out all things pumpkin. You will find pumpkin spice in just about everything I am enjoying! I can not get enough of it! Yes I am the one who is buying pumpkin spice soap so I can lather myself in the amazing smell of pumpkin spice! I don’t stop there! I bring out the pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice lattes and anything else that I can have that amazing pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor with!
With that being said pumpkin pie is not just for dessert for a family get together in our house! I make pumpkin pie just because I can. I change things up and sometimes make the amazing maple pumpkin pie too. All depends on my mood.
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Pumpkin Pie From Scratch
If you are having a holiday get together then you are going to want to include this classic pumpkin pie recipe at the dessert table! This easy pumpkin pie recipe is worth the extra few minutes it takes compared to grabbing a frozen pie at the store. The amazing flavor that you will get from making a pumpkin pie from scratch will blow away any store bought frozen pie!
But I promise you it is not a hard pie to make! This Pie is the easiest pie I have ever made!
Once you make a homemade pumpkin pie, there is no going back to those frozen ones! Homemade pumpkin pie with pumpkin Pie filling from scratch is the best pie ever!!!
If you are a big fan of pumpkin then you will also want to include some other tasty pumpkin desserts too!
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie
When you are making this homemade pumpkin pie you can use canned pumpkin, or you can step it up a notch and use homemade pumpkin puree. I personally use homemade because it makes the pie even better! However I have made this recipe so you can use canned pumpkin, just in case you don’t have the time to make homemade pumpkin puree.
If you want to make it fully homemade you can make homemade pie crust to go with your homemade pumpkin pie filling. Making pie crust is sooo easy! You can use this pie crust in a food processor recipe or this homemade pie crust recipe to make the crust. If you are running short on time then grabbing a premade crust will work too. The most important part of this homemade pie recipe is the amazing filling that has the perfect combination of pumpkin spices.
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Pumpkin Pie is NOT Just for Dessert!
In our house homemade pumpkin pie is not just for dessert though. I am totally that mom who lets the kids eat homemade pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch, snack, dessert… well you get the point! There is no wrong time to enjoy a warm slice of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream!
If anyone tells you that pie is not a breakfast food, ignore them! They have no idea what they are talking about ;).
If you are looking for the best homemade pumpkin pie recipe for breakfast (or dessert!) then this is the pumpkin pie recipe for you! Seriously everyone will love this Pumpkin Pie from Scratch recipe!
How to Make Pumpkin Pie From Scratch
Now there are a few things that are important to know when you are making a Pumpkin Pie from Scratch.
You want to make sure you don’t overcook the pie. Overcooking will cause the pie to crack in the center. While cracking of the pie won’t ruin the taste of the Pumpkin Pie from Scratch but it will make it not look as pretty as without a crack.
You want to use a pie dish, I personally prefer to use a glass pie dish or a ceramic pie dish when making any type of pie. You can use a metal baking dish, but I just don’t like how pumpkin pie bakes in a metal pan. The only time I use a metal pan is if I plan on freezing it, then I use the disposable pie pans.
How Do you know when Pumpkin Pie is ready?
When you are baking a pumpkin pie you can tell it is done by inserting a butter knife into the center, and if it comes out clean then it is done baking.
You can also do the “pie jiggle test”. Jiggle the pie just a bit and if the filling jiggles just a tiny bit in the center of the pie. If the whole pie filling is still jiggling then you need to bake your pie a little bit longer.
Why did my pumpkin pie crack?
If you find a crack in your pie that means it is overcooked. However that doesn’t mean you ruined the pie! The pie will still taste amazing! It takes a few times baking a pumpkin pie to get the baking times just right and to learn when to pull it out of the oven at the perfect time.
How to fix a Cracked Pumpkin Pie
If you end up with a crack on the top just spread some whip cream on the top and dust with a little cinnamon and act like the crack isn’t even there!
Yes, I have done that more times then I want to admit, due to baking all of my Thanksgiving desserts with a bunch of kids running around the house.
What do you serve with pumpkin pie?
You can serve this pie all by itself. It tastes amazing! If you are wanting to fancy it up, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream!
How to Store Pumpkin Pie
If you are not going to serve your pie right away then after it has cooled completely store your pie in the fridge.
Once baked this homemade pie can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Can you freeze pumpkin pie?
This homemade pie can be frozen. You will loose a bit of the texture when you defrost the pie however you will not lose any of the flavor. To freeze this homemade pie I recommend using a metal pie tin, the pie will freeze quicker in a metal pie tin compared to a glass pie pan.
Once the pie has been baked, cool the pie completely. Next wrap the pie with several layers of plastic wrap and make sure it is sealed tightly. Then wrap the pile completely with one layer of tin foil. Place your pie in the freezer on a level shelf to freeze completely.
How long will pie last in the freezer?
Once this pie is frozen it will keep in the freezer for thirty days.
How to thaw a frozen homemade pie
Remove the frozen pie from the freezer and place in the fridge 12 hours before you plan to enjoy eating the pie. Within 12 hours the homemade pie will be completely defrosted and ready to enjoy.
What spices are in Pumpkin Pie?
This pumpkin pie from scratch recipe uses ground cloves, ground ginger and ground cinnamon instead of using pumpkin pie spice. If you want to you can use 1-3/4 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices that are listed in the recipe instructions below.
Pumpkin Pie Ingredients
- granulated sugar.
- pumpkin puree.
- evaporated milk.
- pie crust.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie
Making this homemade pumpkin pie recipe with fresh pumpkin is easy. Just make your homemade pumpkin puree before getting started making your pie.
If you are going to use a homemade pie crust make that ahead of time as well (just don’t bake it before putting the pie filling in!)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a small mixing bowl add granulated sugar, salt, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Give a quick mix with a whisk.
Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Then use a whisk to beat the eggs.
Add the pumpkin puree and the spices mixture to the eggs and mix well.
Gradually pour in the evaporated milk while stirring the pumpkin pie filling mixture.
Put the pie crust into your pie pan be sure to also spray your pie dish with non stick spray.
Carefully pour the pumpkin pie filling into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees. Continue baking the pie for 40-50 minutes, until the pie is fully cooked.
Once pie is cooked, cool the pie on a baking rack for 2 hours.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 large eggs
- 15 ounces homemade pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin puree)
- 12 ounces evaporated milk
- 1 unbaked homemade pie crust or unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie pastry
- whipped cream optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in small bowl.
- Beat eggs in large bowl.
- Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture.
- Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
- Spray the pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put your pin crust into the pie dish. Then pour pumpkin pie mixture into pie shell.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
8 WeightWatchers SmartPoints on the Freestyle Program per serving, not including whipped cream
Check out these other great Pumpkin Recipes:
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
- Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
- Soft pumpkin cookies
- Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins
- Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Rice Krispie treat
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