Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

3 Surprisingly Simple Recipes for Homemade Pumpkin Pies

We all agree pumpkin pie is a delicious treat, don't we? And with a few tricks here and there, it can be even more tempting! Note down these 3 recipes that you can use to prepare this special delight.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Pumpkin pie is one of the most loved dishes all over the world, and festivals like Christmas and Thanksgiving, seem incomplete without it! And how can we forget Halloween? Pumpkin pie is one of the many mouth-watering desserts served during Halloween. Not only for its yummy taste, but also for the color which perfectly merges with that of Halloween, it is synonymous with the festival! We do get ready-made pumpkin pies easily in the market, but homemade pies taste simply incredible, and there is certainly no denying that. Here are a few simple, yet delicious pumpkin pie recipes that you can use.

Recipe #1

Ingredients
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups of mashed, cooked pumpkin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
Process

Preheat the oven at 200ºC. Cut the pumpkin into two, remove the seeds, as well as the stringy portion. Now, cut the pumpkin in chunks. Boil the pumpkin in 1 inch water over medium heat. After a while, reduce the heat and cover the pumpkin. Cook it like this for 30 minutes. After it is cooled, peel the pumpkin and mash it using a potato masher. In a bowl, mix flour and salt for making pie crust. Add shortening to the flour, along with water, 1 tbsp at a time. Mix the dough until it holds itself together. Shape the dough into a ball. Roll out the dough to ⅛ inch thickness, using a floured board for it. Now cut the dough 1½ inch larger than the upside down pie pan. Roll the dough gently around the rolling-pin and put it on the pie pan, right side up. Unroll, and ease the dough into bottom of the pie pan. In a large mixing bowl use a mixer to blend brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, evaporated milk, and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, your fresh and delicious pumpkin pie will be ready to serve.

Recipe #2

Ingredients
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1 pastry crust
  • 1¼ cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter, unsalted
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. dark molasses
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
Process

For Pumpkin Puree
We first need to learn how to prepare a pumpkin puree. Cut the pumpkin, and remove the stringy portion, along with the seeds. Cut a greased baking sheet, and place it on a platform. On this sheet, place the cut pumpkin. Bake this for 1 hour at 169ºC. Now, peel the pumpkin and blend it in a mixer, until smooth. Strain the mixture using a coarse sieve. Your pumpkin puree is now ready.

Recipe
Preheat the oven to 175ºC. Heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges. In a bowl, beat the eggs and add scalded milk. Mix well. Add sugar, pumpkin, molasses, butter, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Blend thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and bake for a duration of 45 minutes. Beat chilled cream until soft peaks form. Serve the pie with this cream on top.

Recipe #3

Ingredients
  • 1½ cup heavy cream or one 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
  • ½ tsp. of lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups of pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
Process

Make pumpkin puree. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Mix lemon zest, spices, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add eggs and beat the mixture along with the pumpkin puree. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and bake for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 175ºC and bake for another 40-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and serve with whipped cream. Your pie is ready to be eaten.

These 3 recipes will surely help you make some awesome pumpkin pies. Try making each of them once, and you'll slowly get the hang of it. Go find some tasty pumpkins and start baking. Happy Cooking!