Ditch The Canned Stuff & Make A Pumpkin Pie From Scratch; It’s Way Better & The Taste Is Proof!

Ditch The Canned Stuff & Make A Pumpkin Pie From Scratch; It’s Way Better & The Taste Is Proof!

This pumpkin pie recipe makes enough about one nine inch deep dish pie, but you can always double the ingredients if you want more. It takes about forty-five minutes to an hour and a half  hours to prepare the pumpkin and  another  forty-five minutes to one hour to bake. It will smell so heavenly, you'll forget all about how long you waited to try it!

Let's Get Started…

The Ingredients To Gather:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4  eggs
  • 3 cups pumpkin glop
  • 1.5 cans of evaporated milk

The Step By Step Directions To Follow: 

1 Get  pie pumpkin

Just like selecting any squash, look for one that is firm, no bruises or soft spots, and a good orange color. One 6″ pie pumpkin usually makes one 10 inch deep dish pie and a bit extra; or two 9 inch shallow pies!

2  Prepare  pumpkin for cooking

Cut the pumpkin in half. A serrated knife and a sawing motion works best.

3  Scoop out  seeds

Scoop out the seeds scrape  insides.

4  Cooking  pumpkin

Basically, you cut and scoop out the pumpkin as for the other methods, place it cut side down into a covered oven container. Cover the ovenproof container, and pop it in an 350 F oven. It normally takes about 45 minutes to 90 minutes,  just test it periodically by sticking it with a fork to see if it is soft!
5  Scoop out cooked pumpkin

Use the spoon to gently lift and scoop the cooked pumpkin out of the skin. It should separate easily an in fairly large chucks.

Step 6 – Puree  pumpkin

Puree the pumpkin to get a nice, smooth consistency.

8  Make  crust
Yes, I know there are ready-made pie crusts in the frozen section at the store, but they really are bland and doughy. A flaky crust is easy to make! Again, note that unless you use large, deep dish pie plates, you may have enough for 2 pies.

9 Mix  pie contents
All the hard work is behind you! Here's where it gets really easy. If you start with a fresh 8″ pie pumpkin, you will get about 3 cups of cooked, mashed pumpkin.

10 Pour  filling into pie crust

It may start as a soupy liquid, but it will firm up nicely in the oven!

11  Bake

Bake at 425 F  for the first 15 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 350 F,  bake another 45 to 60 minutes, until a clean knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool.


This pumpkin pie made with fresh pumpkin so delicious, you'll never want it any other way- Have you tried this pumpkin pie recipe yet?

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  1. Plastiware
    Plastiware November 23, 04:00

    love the page

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  2. Michael E Hendricks
    Michael E Hendricks November 28, 06:57

    I use squash instead

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