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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Yummy homemade pumpkin pie recipe, filling and crust!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade, pie, pumpkin, recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 people (makes 2 pies)
Author Catherine


Pie Crust

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 9 tablespoons cold water approximately

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 12 oz can of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups  homemade pumpkin puree


Pie Crust

  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Be sure to mix in all the flour.
  • Mix last 3 ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Sprinkle the liquid over the flour a little at a time, and using a fork, toss until a dough forms.
  • Gather the remaining bits of dough and gently press them into the dough.
  • Work quickly and gently so you handle the dough for as little time as possible.
  • Chill 1 hour before using.

Pie Filling

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Beat eggs, sugars and spices together until well mixed. Add pumpkin and slowly add milk.
  • Pour into your pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 50-55 minutes more.
  • When the pie is done, the center will be just barely jiggly and a knife tip inserted in the center will come out "clean". Cool the pie for about 2 hours on wire rack.