ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Dessert Recipes»
  • Pies & Tarts

How To Make The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Updated on July 1, 2012
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie | Source

As the holidays roll around again both Thanks Giving and Christmas pies are arriving to dinner tables. Left over pumpkins make great Christmas pies and the recipe below is one that I myself have made many times. It goes best with whipped cream and has it's place as the center piece of any dessert table. So if you want to make your family scream for more take the recipe below and whip up a great pumpkin pie!

Ingredients:

1/2 of a pumpkin

1 pie crust

2 eggs

1/2 of a teaspoon of salt

2 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

1 cup of evaporated milk

1 cup of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of flour

Directions:

1. Cut pumpkin in half and take out seeds. Place cut side down on a cooking sheep covered with greased metal foil.

2. Place in oven at 335 fahrenheit for 30 - 35 minutes, or until the half of pumpkin is softened.

3. Allow half pumpkin to cool down until just slightly warm. Scoop soft pumpkin flesh out of the outer peel. Mash softened pumpkin or use blender to create puree pumpkin.

4. Rise oven temperature to 445 Fahrenheit.

5. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, flour, salt, two cups of the softened pumpkin, pie spice, and the evaporated milk. Mix the contents together very thoroughly.

6. Empty contents from bowl into the pie crust.

7. Cook in oven for 9 minutes at 445 degrees Fahrenheit, then decrease the oven temperature to 345 Fahrenheit.

8. Cook in oven for a a further 40 - 45 minutes until the edge of the crust is browned.

9. Let pie cool, and refrigerate for best taste.

For awesome pies don't forget to add whipped cream or ice cream and other types of sweet additives. Be creative!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      lionel1 - you are certainly welcome, more recipes to come in the future.

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Glad to see you like it!

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      cashmere - thanks a lot :) I wouldn't say I am a great Chef but I do my best. The other things I do I really love to do and just felt I wanted to try and am glad I did!

    • lionel1 profile image

      lionel1 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for your Hub post 'creating the perfect pumpkin pie', much obliged.

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      ilymsvicky - it is possible I can say the pies we've made with it are fairly firm. But depends on what you consider firm enough I suppose. Maybe give it a try and let me know what you think :)

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for the recipe. It sounds wonderful.

    • cashmere profile image

      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I'm very impressed with all your talents!

      Writer, musician, pilot and now also chef?!! Great!

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      always exploring - your welcome!

    • ilymsvicky profile image

      ilymsvicky 5 years ago from Long Beach

      I'm always looking for a great pumpkin pie recipe. Every time I make one I vary my recipe a little so I always come out with a different outcome. What I'm looking for is a firmer consistency. I wonder if the flour in this recipe is just the tip I needed?

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Jeff Hileman - cool man.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love pumpkin pie. Thank you for a new recipe..Cheers

    • Jeff Hileman profile image

      Jeff Hileman 5 years ago

      New Hub is up Titled "To My Fellow Huber's".

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Jeff - your right it is better with whipped cream!

    • profile image

      Jeff 5 years ago

      Like Stephanie, never really liked P-pie. Until someone made it similar to your way of doing it in your hub and it was pretty good, with whip cream:).

      I never have been a eater of stuff like that, which I include candy and such together. Pretty much eat those type of things during the holiday months. Speaking of the holidays, "My next hub is special to all Huber's".

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Derdriu - I love pumpkin pie :) maybe when I have more time for hubs after Christmas I'll pull out some more dessert recipes!

    • profile image

      Derdriu 5 years ago

      TerrekTwo, What a delicious, photogenic, scrumptious pie just in time for another set of holidays! Pumpkin pie is a favorite of mine for celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe tastes like more.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,

      Derdriu

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      instantlyfamily - no problem hop you make a wonderful pie!

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      StephanieBCrosby - sounds good to me. We made a few pies this year from pumpkins we grew in our garden, they were great!

    • instantlyfamily profile image

      instantlyfamily 5 years ago

      Perfect recipe! Just what I was searching for. Thanks for sharing!

    • StephanieBCrosby profile image

      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I never used to like pumpkin pie...sweet potato all the way. However, I saw an episode where Paula Dean or Alton Brown used a real pumpkin for her pie. So my husband and I decided to give is a shot last year. It tasted really good and now I can say I like pumpkin pie, but it can't come from a can. And the recipe was real simple; I was surprised.

    • terrektwo profile image
      Author

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      brittanytodd - thanks, you make me smile with your kind words, glad to be of service :)

    • brittanytodd profile image

      Brittany Kennedy 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      I desperately needed a good recipe for pumpkin pie and I know this one will be good because it's by you, terrektwo. Thank you so much! Voted up, bookmarked, etc.