Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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4.6 from 30 votes
This Old Fashoined Pumpkin Pie recipe is a classic Fall dessert.  It has that delicious homemade taste that you love and expect.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Slice of pumpkin pie on a server with whole pie beneath it.

This old fashioned Pumpkin Pie is a classic Fall dessert.  It has that delicious homemade taste that you love and expect.

Slice of pumpkin pie on a server with whole pie beneath it.

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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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!
Pie on a plate with whipped cream and a fork on top of a checkered table cloth.

What You Need to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients

Pie filling and ingredients to make pumpkin pie.

Equipment

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Pie – Step by Step

Ingredients in a bowl before mixing, with eggs added and the final mixture.
  • Preheat Oven: First, preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a Large Bowl: Next, in a large bowl, beat eggs lightly.
  • Mix Spices: Then in another bowl, mix together the sugar, salt and spices.
  • Combine: Next, add the spice mixture and the pumpkin puree to the egg mixture.
Crust before and after filling and with decoration.
  • Pour Mixture in Shell: Then add the pie filling to the prepared pie shell.
  • Bake: Finally, bake following directions.

Common Questions About This Recipe

FIX BLAND PUMPKIN PIE?

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

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CREAM CHEESE IN PLACE OF EVAPORATED MILK?

Indeed, this makes a nice creamy pie.

IS PIE LEFT OUT OK TO EAT?

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

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, in an airtight container or wrapping for up to three months.

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.

DO I NEED TO MAKE MY OWN CRUST?

The simple answer is no, it is great if you want and you have time, however, store bought crust has come a long way.

Close up on pumpkin pie.

Expert Tips for Making the best Pumpkin Pie

  • 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!

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Slice of pumpkin pie on a server with whole pie beneath it.

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

4.6 from 30 votes
This Old Fashoined Pumpkin Pie recipe is a classic Fall dessert.  It has that delicious homemade taste that you love and expect.
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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!
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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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4 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie”

  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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