Pumpkin Pie

"the classic pie like Grandmother made"
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell 9-inch
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin (1 3/4 cup), 15 ounce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 ounce
  • whipped cream


  1. Beat eggs slightly in mixing bowl, blend in remaining ingredients; pour into pastry shell. Bake in a preheated 450 F oven 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350 F and continue baking until knife inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes). Cool. Serve with a "dallop" of whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Squash or Sweet Potato Pie:
Substitute equal amount of cooked, mashed squash or sweet potatoes or 1 (15 ounce) can squash or 1 (10 ounce) package frozen squash (thawed) or 1 (18 ounce) can drained, mashed sweet potatoes.
To prevent spills, fill pastry shell after placing on oven rack. Pour any remaining filling into custard cup and bake in a pan of water while pie is baking.