Fall is the time for pumpkin pie spice everything, but there's nothing like the original classic pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is so good, you should make it for more than just your Thanksgiving table and our pumpkin pie recipe is sure to be a family favorite. You can use a store-bought pie crust, but to go the full homemade experience, try our vodka pie crust instead.

Start by moving the oven rack to the lower-middle position in the oven and preheat to 425 F. Roll out the unbaked pie crust, transfer to a 9-inch pie pan, and crimp the edges. Refrigerate the pie crust in the pie plate for 30 minutes while the oven heats. Dock the dough with a fork, then blind bake the unfilled crust until the edges just start to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Keep oven on at 425 F.

To make the pumpkin pie filling, combine the pumpkin purée, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, allspice and cloves in a food processor or blender. Blend until brown sugar is completely incorporated. Lightly cook the pumpkin mixture over medium-high heat, stirring frequently for a total time of no more than five minutes. Remove the pan from heat. In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, and three large eggs. Add a spoonful of the hot pumpkin mixture to the milk mixture and stir to temper the eggs. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the purée. Whisk in the vanilla. Fill the pie crust with the pumpkin filling.

Transfer pie to the oven, then turn the heat down to 375 F. Bake until pie is puffed in the middle, but still jiggles slightly, about 50-60 minutes. If the crust begins to darken before the middle is cooked, cover the crust with aluminum foil. Let the pie cool to room temperature before serving. When ready to serve, prepare the whipped cream by whisking together the heavy cream and sugar. It can be done by hand, but is much easier with an electric or stand mixer.

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Pumpkin Pie 

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 90 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • Filling
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust, thawed (Store bought or make your own)
  • 1 can pure pumpkin purée (15 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 clove
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbs sugar

Instructions

Place a rack in the lower-middle position in the oven and preheat to 425 F.

Roll out pie crust, transfer to a 9 inch pie pan, and dress the edges. Chill for 30 minutes while the oven heats.

Dock the dough with a fork, then bake until the edges just start to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Keep oven on at 425 F.

Combine the pumpkin purée, sugars, salt, and spices in a food processor or blender. Blend until brown sugar is completely incorporated.

Lightly cook purée over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is very steamy and too thick to stop stirring without making a mess, 5 minutes or less. Remove pan from heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, and eggs. Add a spoonful of the hot pumpkin mixture to the milk mixture and stir. This will temper the eggs.

Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the purée. Whisk in the vanilla.

Fill the pie crust with the pumpkin mix.

Transfer pie to oven, then turn heat down to 375 F. Bake until pie is puffed in the middle, but still jiggles slightly, about 50-60 minutes. If the crust begins to darken before the middle is cooked, cover the crust with foil.

Let the pie cool completely before serving, at least 4 hours but up to over night.

When ready to serve, prepare the whipped cream by whisking together the heavy cream and sugar. It can be done by hand, but is much easier with an electric or stand mixer.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3988 Calories from Fat 2169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 241g 371%
Saturated Fat 135g 675%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 55g
Cholesterol 1225mg 408%
Sodium 3104mg 129%
Potassium 2062mg 59%
Total Carbohydrates 430g 143%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 304g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 1430%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 77%
Iron 55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.