This classic pumpkin pie recipe makes an old fashioned pie perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime! So easy and delicious, this is a family-favorite pumpkin pie!

This classic pumpkin pie recipe makes an old fashioned pie perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime! So easy and delicious, this is a family-favorite pumpkin pie! // addapinch.com

There are a few things that are iconic Thanksgiving fare – turkey, southern cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, casseroles galore and pie – pumpkin pie to be more specific.

I’ve always thought of pumpkin pie as a humble little recipe. It doesn’t require a whole lot of fanfare to create. It doesn’t require mixers – just a bowl, a wooden spoon, a few more ingredients, and a little time in the oven is all it takes. But I think that’s what I love most about it. This pie is simple, comforting, and classic. 

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This classic pumpkin pie recipe makes an old fashioned pie perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime! So easy and delicious, this is a family-favorite pumpkin pie! // addapinch.com

How to Make the Best Pumpkin Pie

For my pie recipe, it is very much like the one both of my grandmothers made as I was growing up. Like them, I use homemade pumpkin puree  and my own homemade pumpkin pie spice. Then I add sugar, eggs, butter, half and half, and a few other items and bake it in a homemade pie crust. Like them, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

There’s just nothing like a slice of this delicious pie with a cup of coffee to round out the meal. But, I have to admit, I always secretly hope there is at least a slice left for breakfast the next morning!

Make Ahead Instructions

Pumpkin pie doesn’t freeze well as the pie portion will separate from the pie crust. Therefore, I recommend a couple of other tricks that work well as time saver for Thanksgiving or when making other big meals.

I like to go ahead and make the pie crust and store in the freezer ready to be filled and baked. Actually, my freezer has a few already just waiting for their Thanksgiving filling! I also like to go ahead and mix up my pumpkin pie filling and store in the refrigerator for up to three days before making my pie. Then, on Thanksgiving morning, I just preheat the oven, remove the pie crust from the freezer and pour my already mixed filling into the pie shell. I bake it as normal, but it may take an extra few minutes at the end since you are starting from a chilled pie filling rather than one at room temperature.

Here’s my classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This classic pumpkin pie recipe makes an old fashioned pie perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime! So easy and delicious, this is a family-favorite pumpkin pie!
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course Dessert
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425º F.
  • Mix pumpkin puree, sugar, salt, and spice in medium mixing bowl until well blended. 
  • Pour half-and-half into separate bowl, add eggs and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix until blended. Pour butter into pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.
  • Pour pumpkin mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350º and bake for 30 minutes or until set in the center.
  • Allow to cool. Top each slice with whipped cream just before serving, if using

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Notes

If you use homemade pumpkin puree, to thicken it to prevent shrinkage of the pie filling, I recommend straining through a cheesecloth.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 9930IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe - This classic pumpkin pie recipe makes an old fashioned pie perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime! So easy and delicious, this is a family-favorite pumpkin pie! // addapinch.com

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18 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Robyn, all your recipes are top notch!

    This looked amazing and tasted delicious!

    5 of us demolished it in one sitting!

  2. I just made this recipe and loved it! … the texture and flavor … perfect! I just wish the pie crust was pre baked…. because I think it would have been even better with a crunchy bottom. I´ll definitely try it again… because it´s soooo goood!

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