An Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe To Savor This Fall

An Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe To Savor This Fall

With leaves turning into radiant gold and the air embracing a crispness, there's no better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than with a slice of homemade pumpkin pie. This classic dessert displays the essence of fall with its warm spices and pumpkin filling.

As the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg passes through your kitchen, we bring you a delicious pumpkin pie recipe you definitely must try this fall season. Let us take you through this easy-to-make fall recipe that can be made in just a few steps. So gather your ingredients, put your oven to preheat, and let's start preparing pumpkin pie in no time.

Overview of the Recipe

Pumpkin pie is a warm and cozy comfort food, sure to bring you instant delight. The best part? It is a very simple-to-understand and easy-to-make recipe with just 5-step simple steps. Here’s a brief overview of the process:

  • Make a crust;

  • Prepare the pumpkin pie filling;

  • Pour the filling;

  • Bake it;

  • Allow it to cool.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes

  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 can (12 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat to Start

To prepare the pumpkin pie, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This step ensures your pumpkin pie bakes evenly to perfection. While the oven warms up, let's work on the crust.

Make your Crust

Make your Crust

Let's start with the crust. You have two options: either make the dough yourself or use a store-bought crust. To make the dough yourself, follow these steps:

  • Ensure your butter is cold;

  • Refrigerate the flour for 15 minutes;

  • Mix flour and salt;

  • Add cold, cubed butter;

  • Gradually add ice water until it comes together;

  • Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough gently and press it into the pie plate. Crimp the edge, line with parchment paper (or aluminum foil if unavailable), add pie weights to the pie crust, and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove weights and proceed with preparing the filling.

Pumpkin Pie Filling

Pumpkin Pie Filling

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 1 can (15 ounces) of pure pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until well combined.

Add the eggs and milk. Beat 2 large eggs into the pumpkin mixture one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully combined before adding the next. Gradually stir in 1 can (12 ounces) of condensed milk and mix well until smooth.

Bake Your Pumpkin Pie

Bake Your Pumpkin Pie

Pour this pie mixture into your prepared crust, place it in the preheated oven, and let the oven work its magic for 45-50 minutes. After 50 minutes, check on the pie; it's ready when a knife comes out clean from the center.

Keep it Aside to Cool

Once the pumpkin pie is done baking, set the pie to cool aside for approximately 10-15 minutes. For best results, it is recommended to let it cool completely on a wire rack at room temperature for 1 hour. This allows time for the flavors to meld together and the filling to set perfectly. You can then serve it with whipped cream or ice cream.

That is exactly how your pumpkin pie will get ready in no time. As you cut into your homemade pumpkin pie, you'll be greeted by the cozy scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and the distinct scents of autumn. Each bite will remind you that it is straight from your grandma's oven; you can enjoy this pumpkin pie on its own or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. So, start baking your homemade pumpkin pie and share it with your loved ones, making it a new Thanksgiving tradition.

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