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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 274kcal
Slice into autumnal bliss when you serve this classic Pumpkin Pie! This family favorite recipe always yields the most decadent, flavorful, and delicious pie. It's super simple too, with no-frills ingredients and easy to follow steps.
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  • 1 unbaked pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • Egg wash 1 egg + 2 teaspoons water
  • 15 ounces pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk 1 standard can
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the egg wash. Beat 1 egg with 2 teaspoons of water. Set aside.
    Egg wash
  • Place pie dough into an ungreased 9 or 10-inch pie dish. If using an already prepared pie crust in a tin, skip to step 7.
    1 unbaked pie crust
  • Gently press the pie dough into the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  • Trim any excess crust from the edges.
  • Pinch the edges of the dough around the pie dish. Brush the pie dough edges with the egg wash.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, 2 eggs, evaporated milk, and brown sugar.
    15 ounces pumpkin purée, 2 eggs, 12 ounces evaporated milk, ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Add the cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir to combine.
    1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pour the filling into the pie shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F, cover the crust with tin foil or a pie shield, and bake for another 40-45 minutes.
  • Let the pie cool for 2 hours before serving.


  • Pie Dough: For this pumpkin pie recipe, use 1) frozen unbaked pie crust already prepared in a pie tin, 2) unbaked store-bought pie dough, or 3) unbaked homemade pie dough. All 3 of these options work great!


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 8435IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg