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!

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. Pumpkin pie is simple, comforting, and well… classic. 

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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 pumpkin 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 pumpkin 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 for Pumpkin Pie

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 for me for having pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving without a lot of stress.

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 pumpkin pie. Then, on Thanksgiving morning, I just preheat the oven, remove the pie crust from the freezer and pour my already mixed pumpkin pie 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.

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

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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
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

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 198.6% | Vitamin C: 3.3% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 12.1%
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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13 comments on “Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe”

  1. This pie looks amazing! Such a classic and perfect for our Thanksgiving table! Love the idea of having those handmade pie crusts in the freezer ready for filling!

  2. Robyn, you always have the best classic recipes! Happy joyful Thanksgiving season to you and your family! xo

  3. Is that 1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin? Just wondered because I think there’s only about 1 1/2 cups in a can of pumpkin? Thank you! I’d like to try this for Thanksgiving!

  4. This is exactly what I was about to go searching for….the perfect pumpkin pie recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  5. When I was little my mother, the day after Halloween, use to cut the pumpkin up, boil it and mash it until well pureed. She would freeze some of the pumpkin and make some of her favorite pumpkin recipes. On Thanksgiving, she would make the best pumpkin pie ever.

  6. Hi! I am trying this recipe for Thanksgiving. Just curious, why doesn’t it call for a pre-baked pie crust? I have found most pumpkin pies or custard pies require you to pre-bake the crust because of the moisture. Thank you!

  7. Hello! Just curious, is there a substitute for the half-and-half? I’m making this for Thanksgiving =)
    Thank you!

    • Was able to make this the other day using half-and-half. Seriously the best pumpkin pie ever! This will be my go-to recipe from now on!

  8. Instructions call out “sugars” instead of sugar! Just wanted to make sure only one sugar is used before making your pumpkin pie!

  9. The recipe calls for melted butter 
    But I don’t see where it’s added?

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