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Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Updated on February 11, 2019
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My name is Jolene Belmain, and I love my family, including my fur babies, and cooking.

Pumpkins and pumpkin pie!!

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. Once Halloween hits the air is filled with the distinctive aroma of pumpkin pie, ghoulish things, and giving thanks.

What better way to celebrate the season than with the fruit that is in such abundance. PUMPKINS! I have made this pumpkin pie every year since I was 22 (although I have adjusted it to my liking quite a bit since then).

There are so many things you can do with pumpkin, and even though I have made it straight from a fresh pumpkin where you peel it, dice it, steam it, and mash it, at the moment my life just doesn't provide me with the extra time to be able to do that. So lately I have been using the can pumpkin mix.

Gasp, but don't throw away the pumpkin's innards! Make a pie.

Jack-o-lanterns abound around the Halloween season.
Jack-o-lanterns abound around the Halloween season. | Source

Did you know?

That there are about 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins grown annually in the United States alone.

That could mean a lot of waste going into our landfills which really does not have to be there. You can help reduce this by making use of this nutrient rich food. Cook up the pumpkin innards into pie, cake, or tarts and roast the seeds for a tasty treat.

You can use your Jack-o-lantern innards or a can pumpkin filling.

A smiling Jack-o-lantern is a sure sign that Halloween has arrived.
A smiling Jack-o-lantern is a sure sign that Halloween has arrived. | Source
My pies all done and sitting on the rack to cool.
My pies all done and sitting on the rack to cool.

No worries, most of your prep time is oven time.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 6-8 pieces


  • 3 cups cooked pumpkin
  • or a 796 mL can
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger


  1. Mix ingredients together and pour into deep dish unbaked shells (makes 5 deep dish shells). Bake for 10 minutes @ 450° then lower heat to 325° for 45 minutes or until firm enough.
  2. You could also make just 3 pies and use the rest to make some tarts, or mini tarts. Pumpkin tarts are great for children or for dinner parties. Less fuss with having to cut and serve as you can just set them out and let your guests serve themselves.

This is the spot to give this pie recipe a one to five rating.

5 stars from 1 rating of Pumpkin Pie

Yes, you can cheat and buy your pie shells ready made as well.

This is the pie shells I used so my pies would be in and out of the oven as quickly as possible.
This is the pie shells I used so my pies would be in and out of the oven as quickly as possible.

What is your favourite kind of pie?

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When life doesn't allow you much time - Canned pumpkin works.

The canned pumpkin filling that I am currently using to make today's pies.
The canned pumpkin filling that I am currently using to make today's pies.
Pumpkin seeds are a nutrient rich food.
Pumpkin seeds are a nutrient rich food. | Source

Pumpkins nutritional claim to fame is in its rich Vitamin A.

One serving of pumpkin will provide you with about 170 percent of your daily recommended allowance of Vitamin A which means that this autumn fruit is a pretty nutritious fruit.

Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Iron are other nutrients that you will acquire when you consume this bright orange fruit. Color generally is a really good indicator of how healthy a food will be.

But wait there is more! The pumpkin's seeds are close to being classed as a super food. Being protein rich is only one of their desirable characteristics, these seeds are antioxidant rich and provide an excellent source of manganese, phosphorus, copper, and magnesium. They also contain healthy amounts of zinc and iron as well.

So which is your personal favorite preference?

Do you make your pumpkin pie filling or buy it ready made?

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There are plenty of Jack-o-lanterns at this time of year so there should be a lot of pumpkin available to be scooped for desserts.


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© 2011 JoleneBelmain


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