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Pumpkin Pie for Even Those Who Don't Like It

Updated on June 21, 2011

The Story Behind Marie's Pie

     The recipe below came to be because my son loves Pumpkin Pie and I don't.  I am the one who bakes all the pies for our family gatherings during the holidays and refused to make a pie I didn't like (if the chef doesn't like it then how is she to know if it is good?)

     After several of my family members requesting pumpkin pie (my son being the most adament) I decided to start trying different things to make it taste good. 

   The end results are the recipe you see below and I have found that everyone including me and all the other pumpkin-haters I knew loved this pie.



Pumpkin Pie


Marie’s Pumpkin Pie


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 small box of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup Marshmallow cream (powder is ok also)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Pumpkin Pie filling
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated Milk
  • 2 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • Whipped cream (optional)


MIX sugar, vanilla pudding powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs and marshmallow cream in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

POUR into pie shell.

BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; 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. Top with whipped cream before serving.



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    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

      Who wouldn't love this pumpkin pie! Sugar, cinnamon, pudding . . . sounds delicious!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      That's an interesting combination that includes the pudding mix, especially. Rated up!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Sounds yummy!

    • Marie Louise profile image

      Marie Louise 7 years ago

      Here a great link to use to learn how to do it from scratch.

      I warn you though it is a lot of work but definately worth it if you have the time for it.

      See step one at the following link then add the above ingredients. One pie pumpkin is equal to one can of pie filling.

    • cashmere profile image

      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Would you have a pie recipe from scratch ?