Monday, October 7, 2013

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is my all time favorite pie in October! In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October and pumpkin pie is a must for that meal. I have tried different recipes for pumpkin pie and I always come back to this one. I like using evaporated milk for a richer, creamier taste.

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk 
  • unbaked pie shells
  1. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Pour into unbaked pie shells.
  3. Bake in 400º oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375º and bake for another 25 minutes.
  4. This is enough filling for three 8" unbaked pie shells depending on how deep you like your filling. If you like the filling deep you will get two 8" pies.
  5. Serve cooled with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon. And if you like, cut out and bake leaf shapes from leftover pie dough scraps for added decorations.


  1. I have a favourite recipe for this special pie too, but am going to try yours. It sounds wonderful. I love pumpkin pie and always hope there's a left-over piece for breakfast the next morning!!

  2. Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast is the Best!!

  3. Replies
    1. Yes! Thank you John! You have an amazing wife and we love her to bits!

  4. Happy Birthday Betty!

    I love pumpkin pie FILLING. I never make a crust, but bake it in a deep bowl and call it pumpkin pudding, then serve with whipped creme when cool. But if you were serving me that scrumptuous looking pie in crust Betty, I would not say no.

    I like to tell people I don't do the crust becasue I'm watching my weight, but really, it's because I find pastry frustrating.


    1. Oh my goodness Sharon, why didn't I think of that? I can make pie pastry quite easily, but its the calories that I do not need. I am going to make crustless pie, in little ramekins! Perfect!

  5. is two cups of pumpkin puree a 15 oz can of puree?

    1. 15 oz can of puree equals 1 3/4 cups

  6. Happy Birthday Betty!! Your pie looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  7. So if I wanted to make one pie, how much of the ingredients would I use?

    1. Anonymous..I would divide the ingredients in half. Use a 9" pie pan and all should work well.

    2. Merci very much!

  8. hi!
    Das ist ja lecker...muss ich nachmachen.Danke.