Sep 21, 2013

My Favorite Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe!


Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

One of my favorite things to make in the fall is pumpkin pie. I’ve tried the store-bought versions and they really just don’t hold a candle to homemade. AT ALL.

When I was newly married and wanted to make it myself, I asked my mom for the secret recipe, assuming that anything that tasted that amazing had to be a family secret. And can you guess what she told me? (Probably the same thing that many of our mothers said). “The recipe is on the back of the Libby’s canned pumpkin can.”

Really? THE best pumpkin pie that I have ever tasted comes from a recipe on the back of a can?!

I have modified it a tad (added extra spice) and added in how to make this recipe by using fresh pumpkin instead of canned (it’s still easy and just takes a few extra steps)!

My youngest has a milk allergy, so I use coconut milk instead of the evaporated milk that the recipe calls for. And even Ryan, who swears that he HATES coconut, loved it with the coconut milk! I’ve put both options in the recipe below, so just use whatever works for your family.

Now that we are grain-free we have our pumpkin pie without a crust, but it still tastes just as great!

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The BEST Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe!
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Serves: 8
  • 1 can Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin OR 2 cups of cooked pureed fresh pumpkin
  • ⅔ - ¾ cup sugar or Succanat® (I like it a little less sweet with the ⅔ cup, but the official Libby's recipe calls for ¾ cup)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I add about another ½ tsp. to it)
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2-3 eggs (the official recipe calls for 2 eggs, but I like the extra protein of adding more)
  • 1 can (12 fl oz) Evaporated Milk OR 1½ cups of whole coconut (or other nut) milk
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell (although I love it without a crust too)
  1. Preheat the over to 425ºF.
  2. Mix the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, salt, and spices in a large bowl or mixer until well-blended.
  3. Slowly stir in the evaporated milk or milk substitute.
  4. Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Without opening the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake another 40-50. If you think it's done, insert a knife into the center and if it comes out clean then it's done!
  7. Cool on a rack for a couple of hours and serve or cover and refrigerate. Be sure the pie plate has completely cooled before putting it into the refrigerator!

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  1. Yummy pie!

  2. Spark*Amy says:

    This is also good in a graham cracker crust! We only had one pie crust one year and a 6 pack of mini graham cracker crusts…so yum!

  3. That’s funny, I use that same recipe, and I also increase the spice amounts. I tend to add a LOT more spice than it calls for. After several years of experimenting, I discovered that tripling the spices, except for the salt, is just right. I also slightly increase the sugar to make up for the extra spice.

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