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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe - How to Make Pumpkin Pie

Updated on July 14, 2011
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe - Learn How to Make Pumpkin Pie

A pumpkin pie recipe is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes. And most people agree. If you're looking for an easy pumpkin pie recipe to learn how to make pumpkin pie, you have found it right here. Not only is this an easy pumpkin pie recipe, but it may be the best pumpkin pie you will ever make!

Pumpkin pie goes hand in hand with autumn, falling leaves, a nip in the air, and of course the holidays Halloween and Thanksgiving. What Thanksgiving recipe list doesn't include pumpkin pie?

One of the best things about this pumpkin pie recipe is that you don't have to run out and buy a bunch of ingredients that you will only use once. If you bake often at all, you probably have most, if not all, of the spices needed. The rest of the ingredients are common, don't cost much, and are easy to find.

So read below and learn how to make pumpkin pie. I bet you won't be buying those small, overpriced pumpkin pies in the grocery store again after you learn how easy this pumpkin pie recipe is, and how delicious it tastes!

Easy Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can solid pack pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 regular 9 inch unbaked pie shell

(If you don't want to buy all of these spices if you don't already have them, buy pumpkin pie spice and eliminate the allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Use 2 teaspoons of the spice and reduce the cinnamon to 3/4 teaspoon.)

How to Make Pumpkin Pie

Easy Pumpkin Pie Directions

The directions for learning how to make pumpkin couldn't be more simple.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit first.

Then just mix everything together, except the pie crust of course, in a large mixing bowl until it's all smooth.

Next, pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.

Bake at 425 degrees for fifteen minutes.

Turn oven down to 350. Bake for 40 minutes. Test if pumpkin pie is done by inserting a knife between the center and the edge. If it comes out clean, it is done. If not, return to the oven and test again every 5 minutes until the pie is set.

After removing from the oven, let your homemade pumpkin pie cool before serving. Don't be alarmed if the pie filling falls a bit after it cools. This is fine.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin Pie Recipe Tips

To keep the pie crust edges from getting too brown or burning, cover the edge with aluminum foil. During the last ten minutes of baking time, remove the foil to allow the crust to get nice and golden brown. Or use a special pie crust shield just for that purpose.

If you like, serve your pumpkin pie with whipped topping or homemade whipped cream.

One variation is to use a graham crust instead of a plain pie crust.

You can also add 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans. Pour half of them over the unbaked pie crust before adding the pumpkin mixture. Then sprinkle the rest of them over the top of the pie.

One of the best things about pumpkin pie recipes, especially during Thanksgiving when oven space is at a premium, is that it can be made up to 3-4 days ahead and still tastes great. Just be sure to keep it refrigerated.

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    • EatCookReview profile image

      Chantele and Julie 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Ive never tried pumpkin pie but this looks so tasty!

    • 2patricias profile image


      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This does look like an easy way to make pumpkin pie. I am adding it to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

    • ocbill profile image


      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Always one of the best times of the year when pumpkins are in season for the pies and pumpkin bread.

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      We bake pies every year for the holidays. Great hub

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      I also have never made Pumpkin Pie! Sounds delicious must give it a try.

      Thank you for sharing.

      Take care.

    • samsons1 profile image


      8 years ago from Tennessee

      up & useful! WOW!!! I can almost taste this now. Always loved pumpkin pie and mincemeat pie and a cold glass of milk during the holidays...

    • SteveoMc profile image


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Thanks, just in time for the holidays! Looks like easy to do and delicious.

    • msorensson profile image


      8 years ago

      I must admit I have never made pumpkin pie...or any other pie other than pecan pie because my son loves pecan pie. I ought to try it sometime, when I have more time. I love that you emphasized NOT pumpkin pie filling, lol..

      Thank you.


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