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Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pumpkin pie. And you can relish every luscious bite of this version since the tender crust is made with a mere hint of canola oil and butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice, nutmeg and cloves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Using a fork, stir in oil and butter until dough is crumbly. Gradually add enough water until dough holds together. Roll out between sheets of plastic wrap into an 11-in. circle. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap; invert pastry into a 9-in. pie plate. Remove remaining plastic wrap. Trim and flute edges. Chill.
  • 3. Roll pastry scraps to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 1-in. leaf-shaped cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4. In a large bowl, beat the egg, egg white, sugars, salt and spices until smooth. Beat in pumpkin. Gradually beat in milk. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with leaf cutouts. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 249 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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andbelch User ID: 8022094 125442
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Delicious!! Made this but added a few pecans and family members raved about how good it was. Much much better than recipe from the can."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 125421
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"We made our own crust, so I can't comment on the one in the recipe. We also used home-grown pumpkin pulp (not canned), which gave it a great pumpkin taste. It disappeared fast!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 140017
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Good pie but I will make my own crust recipe next time."

Celexis User ID: 6962731 58383
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"My husband was absolutely thrilled when we had this. It tastes just so good, and it's good for you which makes it all that much better."

meecee08 User ID: 1185657 125419
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

"Brush the inside of the bottom of the pie crust with beaten egg white before pouring in the pumpkin filling and the crust wont get soggy."

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