Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

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Classic Pumpkin Pie from scratch, straight from Grandma’s recipe box – This classic pumpkin pie is the best ever traditional pumpkin pie recipe that’s perfect for the holiday dessert table!

How to make classic pumpkin pie, a recipe straight from Grandma’s recipe box. It’s creamy, delicious, and the perfect dessert for holiday celebrations.

Classic Pumpkin Pie is probably one of the more popular desserts, besides pumpkin roll, on my family’s holiday dessert table. My grandma made pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving, and it’s just always been a staple ingredient for our holiday celebrations.

Recently, I found what I believe might’ve been her favorite pumpkin pie recipe. The recipe card looks pretty worn and tattered, lots of smudges and fingerprints and marks, as if she used it a whole heck of a lot. The card also bears the name of a close family friend on it, so I’m thinking this was definitely a well-used recipe.

When I found the card, I couldn’t wait to make it. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin pie, but this pie… It’s one of the best pumpkin pies I’ve ever had.

It’s creamy, thick, and delicious, likely the pie I’ll turn to from now on for the family dessert table. Wanna learn how to make it?

More pumpkin recipes you may enjoy: No Bake Pumpkin Dessert, Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe, and Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake.

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If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this scrumptious pumpkin pie recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

I recently found this classic pumpkin pie recipe in my grandma’s recipe box. Worn and used, I have a feeling it was her favorite holiday dessert.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC PUMPKIN PIE FROM SCRATCH

  • First things first, make a single pie crust. Keep in mind this is a thicker pie, so you can either make it into 1 pie, or you can make 2 smaller pies.

Just a thought: You can reserve a small portion of the crust to create decorative pieces for your finished pie, for instance, leaf or acorn shapes. You’ll want to bake these separately and add them to the finished pie before serving.

Decide if you want to use homemade pumpkin puree or just the canned stuff. (Psssttt… Go with homemade. You can find my recipe and how-to for Homemade Pumpkin Puree here.)

  • Mix together the brown sugar, salt, flour, and spices.
  • Slightly beat the eggs, and add them to the mixture.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, milk, and evaporated milk. Mix together well.
  • Once everything is mixed together well, pour the mixture into your pie shell.
  • Bake at 425° for about 15 minutes; then reduce the temp to 350° and bake for about 40 minutes.
  • Use a pie shield to keep the crust from burning.
  • Allow the pie to cool. Then serve warm with whipped cream or chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Baking Tip: As this was my first pumpkin pie, I didn’t know it should still be a little jiggly in the middle when you pull it out of the oven. Mine split just a tiny bit in the middle… But I have to say, it was still really good and super moist.

So, if you’re more comfortable with a longer cooking time and don’t mind a little crack, you can cook it longer. I’m going to leave this up to you.

(Disclaimer: I am not responsible for uncooked eggs and the effects thereof.)

Classic pumpkin pie is the dessert holidays are made of. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma’s recipe box.

LOOKING FOR MORE THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPES?

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Pumpkin Roll

Apple Crumb Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pear Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

If you’re looking for even more holiday recipes, you’ll find a whole slew of them on my list of Best Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Menu.

Make a classic pumpkin pie that will be the hit of the family dessert table this holiday season. Scrumptious traditional dessert idea!

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE

Glass Pie Plates This pie plate is my old faithful pie plate. I’ve had it forever, probably since we got married. Mine actually has the fluted edge sorta built in too, so you can press it in and get somewhat of a decorative edge without a lot of handiwork on your part.

Adjustable Pie Shield Protects your pie crust from burning.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer I use mine for pretty much everything I bake.

Spices – You’ll need cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

Evaporated Milk You’ll need 1/2 cup.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Classic Pumpkin Pie, straight from Grandma's recipe box. The best ever traditional pumpkin pie recipe that's perfect for the holiday dessert table!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Keyword classic pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie from scratch, Thanksgiving recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 188 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°.
  2. Make a single pie crust. This is a thicker pie, so you can either make it into 1 pie, or you can make 2 smaller pies.
  3. Mix together the brown sugar, salt, flour, and spices.
  4. Slightly beat the eggs, and add them to the mixture.
  5. Add the pumpkin puree, milk, and evaporated milk. Mix together well.
  6. Once everything is mixed together well, pour the mixture into your pie shell.
  7. Use a pie shield to keep the crust from burning.
  8. Bake at 425° for about 15 minutes; then reduce the temp to 350° and bake for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the pie to cool. Then serve with whipped cream or chill in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

You can use either canned or homemade pumpkin purée, whichever you prefer. 

Try not to overcook, as this will make the pie crack. 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 12750IU255%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

6 thoughts on “Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch”

  1. Wow! such a fantastic recipe. Thanks for mentioning everything in detail so that the beginners can prepare it in a proper way. This pie can be given to children who don’t like pumpkin and they will surely love it.Keep sharing such recipes.

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