Traditional Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Usually I prepare two different desserts for our holiday dinner, but one of them must be pumpkin pie - otherwise, it just wouldn't seem like Thanksgiving. My version calls for more eggs than most, making this pie's pumpkin custard fillings especially rich-tasting. -Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can (29 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cloves, nutmeg and ginger
  • 2 cups evaporated milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 321 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide pastry in half. On a floured surface, roll out each portion to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Place pastry in plates; trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate. Flute edges.
  2. For filling, beat eggs in a large bowl. Add the pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, cloves, nutmeg and ginger; beat just until combined. Gradually stir in milk. Pour into pastry shells.
  3. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool pies on wire racks for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 pies (6-8 servings each).
Originally published as Traditional Pumpkin Pie in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 321 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

The only pumpkin pie I use, I add extra spice, skip the ginger and add pumpkin pie spice. Always delicious. Use deep dish pie pan

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

I love traditional pumpkin pie! I added a little more spice ( allspice and a little more nutmeg ) as well as molasses to my pie ( have been for years )! has been a request for dessert since my mom taught me!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

My spouse would never eat pumpkin pie until I made this one.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

the pie was very good, BUT....Your recipe needs to be more clear on the crust size. YOU MUST BUY OR MAKE DEEP DISH CRUSTS....was very upset when I made this for Thanksgiving. no where does it read deep dish, So I got the reg. size, soooo much filling left over, had to make a special trip to the market for another crust, not happy...

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