Pumpkin Patch Pie Recipe
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Pumpkin Patch Pie Recipe

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If you'd like to make pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin, here's and easy recipe that eliminates the guesswork. Use a pie pumpkin for maximum flavor.—Jane Van Deusen, Oneonta, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 55 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 55 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 medium pie pumpkin (about 3 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)


  1. Wash pumpkin; cut a 6-in. circle around stem. Remove top and set aside. Remove loose fibers and seeds from the inside and discard or save seeds for toasting. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt; sprinkle around inside of pumpkin.
  2. Replace the top. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until very tender. Cool.
  3. Scoop out pumpkin; puree in a blender until smooth. Place 2 cups pureed pumpkin in a large bowl. Add the ginger, nutmeg and the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the eggs, evaporated milk and milk.
  4. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate. Flute edges or decorate with pastry leaves. Pour filling into crust.
  5. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 375° for 75-80 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Additional pastry will be needed to decorate pie with pastry leaves.
Originally published as Pumpkin Patch Pie in Birds & Blooms October/November 1996, p55

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lmulven User ID: 7156609 18601
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I put a review in 4 years ago and I still absolutely love this recipe so dose my now almost 6 year old daughter and 2 1/2 year old daughter and I have been making every year for the past 4 years."

divadoc User ID: 5538889 18532
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I found this recipe after my pumpkins had been baked, so I couldn't add the spices to the pumpkins while baking them. I love the way it turned out and I will definitely make this again!"

sandra stevens User ID: 2484498 13593
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Made this pie with my three year old granddaughter. The whole family thought it was delicious!!! This is the second time we made it, and will be making again."

lucyulven User ID: 4492534 13587
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I thought it was delicious and so did my 23 month old daughter.We will make it again real soon."

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