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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie does not have to be difficult to make. This recipe has a wonderful taste and will be a hit at your holiday meal. —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 frozen deep-dish pie shell (9 inches)
  • Additional pie pastry, optional
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the first 10 ingredients until smooth; pour into pastry shell. Cover edge loosely with foil.
  • 2. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. If decorative cutouts are desired, roll additional pastry to 1/8-in. thickness; cut out with 1-in. to 1-1/2-in. leaf-shaped cookie cutters. With a sharp knife, score leaf veins on cutouts.
  • 4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Arrange around edge of pie. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 275 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Easy Pumpkin Pie

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 167103
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"While the recipe was very good as written, I've made some changes to get perfect for us: replaced maple syrup with molasses, decreased cinnamon to 1/2 tsp, and eliminated the maple flavoring."

malrose User ID: 7511130 96659
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I made my first pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and i use this recipe and my friends and family love it."

msmonika User ID: 7440802 167101
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This recipe was a good one! I gave it a 4 star because it was a good base (starter) pie. Next time I make it I wont be using ANY of the maple ingredients as it was too strong a flavor for my tastes. Also, all that liquid left the pie runny and I had to leave it in the oven for 40 minutes longer (90 minutes total). Not that it was a big deal, just unexpected.. But other than that, I recommend giving it a shot!"

lizjohnston1 User ID: 1064710 169121
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"Just remember not to let them just how easy it was .Recieved many compliments on this pumpkin pie! Definetly a keeper"

MmeBlaise User ID: 1081390 155144
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Yummy! I omitted the maple flavoring and it still tasted great."

Outwestpat User ID: 7042681 96822
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Easy & delicious"

Cincy81 User ID: 6412292 96821
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"Best pumpkin pie. Everyone loved it at Thanksgiving and wanted the recipe."

K.Kircher User ID: 1989851 171489
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"I made this for Thanksgiving this year. Everyone liked the hint of maple flavor in it. I used fresh pumpkin instead of canned. I would make this again."

Machensmama User ID: 6955561 98592
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Very yummy and easy to make. Wonderful maple flavor. The only negative to me was that I couldn't taste the pumpkin. I was glad I still made my pumpkin pie along with this."

falltimecakes User ID: 6904393 153166
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012


MzBlue User ID: 6222991 130335
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This truly was easy and very yummy!"

Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 155143
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"Since trying this pumpkin pie, it's the only recipie I use. The maple syrup makes it exceptional so that even people who don't like Pumpkin pie love it. I also love the leaf cut outs. This year I might try using sqaush instead of pumpkin in it. It's the best pie we've tried."

Miss Olivia Jean User ID: 5351844 167922
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"My mom made this for a Baking Contest and won 1st Place! We make this every year!"

cats4me User ID: 5358216 209083
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Very happy with this recipe. It definitely is

very easy & flavor is great. Was worried that the maple flavor would be overwhelming so
listened to another review & cut it to 1/4 tsp. Husband & daughter totally satisfied.
This is a keeper, & will always use this recipe."

mecdunn User ID: 3580641 209082
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"This is *by far* the Best pumpkin pie I've ever had! It got raves at tonight's Thanksgiving dinner. I skipped the maple flavoring and it was great anyway."

kedi User ID: 1105509 153183
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"re the person that said they would make and freeze pie - I read somewhere pies with milk in them didn't freeze well. Don't know from personal experience."

JoBish User ID: 2233261 69126
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"This is the pumpkin pie recipe we've been using since it was first published in the magazine! We love it."

LeLimey User ID: 4716277 171483
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I've just made my first ever pumpkin pie and I used this recipe. I read the comment below about it not turning out well and I was a little daunted. I decided to try it today so that I could do something else for Thanksgiving if it failed but..I'm so excited!!

It looked beautiful coming out of the oven and the smell was divine. I made leaves to decorate it and glazed them with egg white and sugar to edge the pie.
It looked so lovely, I was so proud of it but it didn't look a tenth as good as it tasted! Thank you for a wonderful recipe, a fantastic first ever time baking such an all American classic and even better - I get to make another on Wednesday for Thanksgiving dinner!!! (My first ever Thanksgiving dinner in America too!)"

msslab User ID: 1986351 209081
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"So easy & so good. I used my pumpkin pie spice 1 TBLSP instead of the cinnamon & nutmeg it called for. Was so good I had to make another one right away and put in the freezer to have at Christmas!"

DiAnna080302 User ID: 4643412 166517
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I baked and served this pie at our Thanksgiving dinner. What a huge hit! It was absolutely delicious and so easy to make."

avales User ID: 4470545 167918
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Even my pickest eater loved this pie! This pie was super easy and quick to put together. Not a single piece was left."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2109582 166516
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"This pie has wonderful flavor. Everyone loved it."

Kromwel User ID: 1695800 153182
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"This was so easy to make however, I did find that it makes more filling than a regular 9" pie shell can hold. Next time I plan to make a double batch of filling and divide it between 3 pie shells. Also I found the maple flavouring a little strong so next time I will reduce this to 1/4 tsp. All in all, I was really pleased this recipe and definitely plan to make it again with minor adjustments."

Jon R User ID: 1984166 166514
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"It would benefit anyone making this pie to say that the 9" pie shell should be deep dish. Shame on me for making this the same evening I need a dessert, but just taking it out of the oven, it sure doesn't look like the photo! I've been a Taste of Home subscriber since the 80's, but I'm going to let my subscription run out."

squire67 User ID: 1520531 155092
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"This is by far the easiest and best-tasting pumpkin pie I have ever made! My husband could not stop raving about how delicious it was and how the maple syrup gave it a nice fall flavor without being overpowering. This recipe is a definite keeper! Would highly recommend!"

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