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Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

This recipe uses freshly cooked pumpkin and light cream instead of evaported milk. It is much richer than the more common recipes.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep time:2 Hours, 30 Minutes
  • Cook time:1 Hour, 5 Minutes


  • 1 cup(s) white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cardamon
  • 3 whole(s) eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) pumpkin pulp puree from sugar pumpkin or canned
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) light cream or 12oz evaporated milk
  • 1 single layer pie crust


* To make pumpkin purée from a sugar pumpkin: start with a small-medium sugar pumpkin, cut out the stem and scrape out the insides, discard (save the seeds, of course). Cut the pumpkin in half and lay cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with silpat or aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F until fork tender, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp. (Alternatively you can cut the pumpkin into sections and steam in a saucepan with a couple inches of water at the bottom, until soft.) If you want the pulp to be extra smooth, put it through a food mill or chinois.


1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée and cream. Whisk all together until well blended.

3 Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

Serve with whipped cream.

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