The Great Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up once again, and these seasons, of course, always call for good food. You have to think about your main entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Well, when it comes to after-dinner desserts during these occasions, pumpkin pie is very popular. It is actually the hallmark of Thanksgiving. It is also something that you can make for Halloween or even when there is no occasion at all.

Haven’t made pumpkin pie before? Well, you have come to the right place as it is today’s dessert recipe. For people who are baking this kind of pie for the first time, there may be some challenges. One may wonder whether to use fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin. Is there a need to add ginger or no? Would it be better to use brown sugar or white sugar? Is it good to have flour or cornstarch in it or not all?

There are many questions that first-timers may ask, but if you follow this recipe that I am about to share, there is no doubt that you will be able to make THE best pumpkin pie. Try it today so that you will have an idea of how good this recipe is, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

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The Great Pumpkin Pie

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  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices (one 9-inch pie) 1x


Be it Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holidays, this pumpkin pie recipe will make things a lot better on your dinner table. It is rich, smooth, and bursting in flavor, one that will surely become your next favorite.



1 can pumpkin (15 ounces)

1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. each ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and salt

2 large eggs

1 unbaked pie crust (9-inch)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine eggs, canned pumpkin, condensed milk, spices, and salt in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture in the crust and bake for about 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and continue for about 40 minutes.
  5. Let cool and garnish as desired before serving.


To know if the pumpkin is ready, insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean, then it is ready to go.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes

Are you surprised to see how easy it is to make a pumpkin pie? It really is. It’s all about the combination of the right ingredients, the amount of time it is baked, and, of course, how you garnish or top before serving. It is also good to serve on its own. Believe me, this is going to be the best pumpkin pie you’d ever have!

Can I Make My Own Crust?

Absolutely! Every pie starts with an excellent crust. Therefore, you have to ensure that you have a good one, especially when using something from the store. But if you want everything to be homemade then you can create your own pie crust by utilizing a mixture of shortening and butter. This will give you a buttery crust, which is also tender and flaky.

What to Top Pumpkin Pie With

When it comes to toppings, you have many options. Peanut brittle and whipped cream is a good combination. The same is true with rum whipped cream or brown sugar plus pecans. Caramel ice cream and baked apples are good, too.

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