Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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4.64 from 33 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

There is truly something special about an old fashioned pumpkin pie. It was a special dessert on your Grandma’s table or for special holiday meals. This recipe is spectacular and super easy to make. Creamy, spicy and perfect.

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie a slice.

This Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie is always the one my family used growing up. It had the perfect amount of spices and creamy perfection. Everyone from the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving to Norman Rockwell all included pumpkin pie because it is an American classic.

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What We Love About This Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Fall is for everything Pumpkin. This pie is a version of Libbys pumpkin pie recipe is the perfect pumpkin dessert. The taste is a memory that is imbedded into your mind for all the best that the season has to offer.

Hayrides, Christmas, tailgating and of course, it is ubiquitous with Thanksgiving. To find out more about Libby Pumpkin mix check out this interesting article.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: This pie is a tradition and a true family favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make it so many different ways with different toppings and decorations.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Hide the leftovers and eat them at midnight!
A slice of pie on the plate.

Ingredient Notes for Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

  • Pie Crust: One 9 inch unbaked deep dish pie dough. Make your own or buy one premade.
  • Sugar: Sugar substitute can also be used such as Splenda or Swerve.
  • Salt:
  •  Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend: A blend of ground cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves etc.. Make your own or buy store bought.
  • Eggs: large eggs, room temperature.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Canned pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling. You can make your own with fresh pumpkin too if you like.
  • Evaporated Milk: Low fat is also good for this recipe.
Pie, eggs, and spices, etc.

Equipment Needed for the Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

How to Make Pumpkin Pies

These are the basic steps for making a 9-inch pie. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the filling.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and then in a large bowl, mix the eggs and then in another bowl mix together the sugar, salt and spices.

STEP 2: COMBINE

Next, add the spice mixture and the pumpkin puree to the egg mixture. Then add the pie filling to the prepared pie shell.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Filling the pie shell.

Prep and Storage Tips for Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

HOW TO MAKE THIS OLD FASHIONED PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Pumpkin pie can be made several days ahead of time and will be perfect if kept in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Pumpkin pie can safely sit out for about 2 hours, for best results keep refrigerated for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, store the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie in an airtight container or wrapping for up to three months

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can warm a slice of pumpkin pie in the microwave for 10 to 30 seconds. Do a slice at a time for optimal results not the whole pie pan.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Pastries

FIX BLAND PUMPKIN PIE?

Really, this recipe is full of flavor and not bland. However, if you like more flavor add more of the Best Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitution

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SWEET POTATO FOR PUMPKIN?

Yes, pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie use similar spices, therefore they are a good swap.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PIE IS UNDERDONE?

The easiest way is to give it a little shake. If it jiggles like jello it is set, if you see any runniness it needs more time.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CRUST FROM GETTING TOO DARK?

You can wrap the pie plate in aluminum foil or use a pie shield.

Close up on the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie.

Expert Tips for Making This Pumpkin Pie Recipe

  • Make Ahead: If you can, make it the day before.  The filling gets a chance to really set up and the flavors are able to fully develop.
  • Dark Crust: Try a pie shield or wrap aluminum foil around the edges.
  • Do not Overbake: Undoubtedly, if you do you will have had a pie with a big crack in the middle, take the pie out when it is just done(set) will prevent this mishap. If it does happen, no worries, decorate the top with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
  • Make your own spice: Along with using fresh spices, I love to create my own spice blends. Pumpkin Pie spice is not just for pie, use it in coffee, toppings, oatmeal or anything for a seasonal twist.
  • Creative toppings: Feeling daring? Shake up your pie topping by using Caramel ice cream, Pumpkin Ice cream or a flavored whip cream!
  • Replace: Indeed, you can replace the evaporated milk with cream cheese, this makes a nice creamy pie.

What to Serve with Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie a slice.
4.64 from 33 votes

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
There is truly something special about an old fashioned pumpkin pie. It was a special dessert on your Grandma's table or for special holiday meals. This recipe is spectacular and super easy to make. Creamy, spicy and perfect.
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Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 12 fluid ounce can Evaporated Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Combine sugar, salt and Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend in small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs lightly.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree and spice/sugar mixture.
  • Slow stir in evaporated milk.
  • Pour into prepared pie shell.

  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and 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 until ready to use.

Expert Tips

  • Make Ahead: If you can, make it the day before.  The filling gets a chance to really set up and the flavors are able to fully develop.
  • Dark Crust: Try a pie shield or wrap aluminum foil around the edges.
  • Do not Overbake: Undoubtedly, if you do you will have had a pie with a big crack in the middle, take the pie out when it is just done(set) will prevent this mishap. If it does happen, no worries, decorate the top with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
  • Make your own spice: Along with using fresh spices, I love to create my own spice blends. Pumpkin Pie spice is not just for pie, use it in coffee, toppings, oatmeal or anything for a seasonal twist.
  • Creative toppings: Feeling daring? Shake up your pie topping by using Caramel ice cream, Pumpkin Ice cream or a flavored whip cream!
  • Replace: Indeed, you can replace the evaporated milk with cream cheese, this makes a nice creamy pie.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie, pumpkin, Thanksgiving

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  1. I love this recipe and have used it for over fifty years. Its upsetting to me that Libby’s has since changed the recipe. Remember the old saying “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Well I plan on sticking to this perfect recipe and not switching to the new.

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