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Pumpkin Pie from Scratch


homemade pumpkin pie

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here is an easy and nearly fool-proof recipe for pumpkin pie. I am using a handmade pie crust and I am not even pie crust experts, but you can certainly use a store-bought one if you prefer. This recipe makes one 9-inch pie.

Ingredients Needed:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • Handmade pie crust, refrigerated
  • Flour to prevent crust from sticking

Also, keep on hand a large mixing bowl, small bowl for eggs, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisk, rolling pin and 9 inch pie plate.


Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 425 F.

Step 2: Prepare Your Filling

Add the ½ cup of brown and white sugar to a large mixing bowl.

two types of sugar

Next add the 2 tsp cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon each of ground cloves and nutmeg.

add cinnamon and nutmeg

Stir with a whisk until well combined.

stir with whisk

Now add 3 beaten eggs.

add three eggs

Whisk again until fully combined.

whish again

Next add the puree and evaporated milk.

add puree

Then whisk until fully combined.

Step 3: Form Your Crust

Take your handmade crust from the refrigerator and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.


Then, using a rolling pin, roll the dough out for a 9 inch pie.

roll the dough

I am using a handy mat that makes it easy to roll the dough and come up with the right size. Don’t worry about it being perfectly shaped. It’s still going to taste awesome. If your dough is sticking, add a little flour to your rolling surface.

flatten dough

Now place the crust in your pie tin and shape it so it’s as even as possible all around. Again, perfection is nice, but not necessary.

shape the dough

Step 4: Add the Pie Filling

Once your crust is shaped to your satisfaction, pour in the pie filling. If you have any filling left over, you can make a smaller pie or even use the filing as a mix for french toast.

add the filling

Step 5: Bake

Place the pie in a 425 F oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 F for another 50 minutes or so. You can tell if the pie is done by placing a knife in the center. If it’s ready, the knife should come out clean.

baked pumpkin pie

Allow the pumpkin pie to cool for 2 hours and serve with whipped cream.



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