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Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Updated on November 22, 2015
Photos on this article are my own unless otherwise credited.
Photos on this article are my own unless otherwise credited.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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How do you enjoy your pumpkin pie?

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    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      5 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Pumpkin Pie is a fan favourite around our home as well :) they are so delicious!!

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      Pumpkin pie is definitely a family favorite!

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      5 years ago

      @Otto Phillips: Well my husband always tells me that I make the best pumpkin pie... you must have a great wife ;)

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: We very much enjoyed our Pumpkin Pie we had for Thanksgiving... it was delicious but disappeared way too fast ;)

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      5 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: We usually eat it at room temperature with Cool Whip. Mmmm so good :)

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      Otto Phillips 

      5 years ago

      I like Cool Whip on my Pumpkin Pie. My wife makes the best pumpkin pie i have ever tasted! Great lens.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Um...yum, yum! I'm getting a craving for pumpkin pie. I don't know if I can wait till Thanksgiving or Christmas to make some. :)

    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 

      5 years ago

      I see pumpkins at the market already! For me, the pie is best served cold, with whipped cream.

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Rangoon House: Unfortunately I didn't have the time to make a pumpkin pie (and I heard about it where we went for dinner too lol)... I guess it was missed ;)

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Easter Blessings to you. I wonder what you will be eating this weekend?

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: That came as a big surprise to me... a very happy surprise :) I was grinning from ear-to-ear. Nice to know people love my pumpkin pie recipe!!

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      Susan300 

      6 years ago

      Congratulation on making it onto the Best Pies Monsterboard! :)

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on being featured on the yummy pie monsterboard. How wonderfully sweet of you to offer up such sweet dessert treats for sweet tooth monsters like me :)

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, I feel the same way. Every year I make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving... it's a huge hit!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I do love pumpkin pie and it does have some good nutritional value as well as being so very good. I haven't made one in a while and fall just seems to yell out, "make pumpkin pie".

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I have actually never ever made a pumpkin pie, my specialty is apple pie, fortunately my daughter makes a fantastic pumpkin pie. This looks so yummy with all the beautiful fall pictures on it.

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @OrganicMom247: Hahaha! Agreed! Thank-you so much for the visits and support on my lenses, so very much appreciated.

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      OrganicMom247 

      6 years ago

      It is not Thanksgiving unless there is pumpkin pie, enough said.

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Redneck Lady Luck: Yummers ;)

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: lol well thank-you very much for such a wonderful comment :) (and for the visit too)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I shouldn't have read this lens cuz now I want to go home and eat this!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I most certainly do enjoy a nice piece of pumpkin pie smothered with whip cream. Yikes but I am making myself hungry just thinking about it. Love you pictures.

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