Holiday Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I had to include this pumpkin pie recipe because for so many people it is a family tradition to eat this pie during Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.  If you are going to prepare this recipe it's important that you avoid canned pumpkin. 

Because there is a noticeable difference when cooking from the can, I only use fresh pumpkin when I prepare this recipe. You can use the pumpkins that are leftover from Halloween.  

So if you want to make great tasting pumpkin pie it is important that you start off with a quick and easy recipe that you can duplicate, meaning your end results taste the same, time after time. 

We give you this type of recipe here.  One word of caution, this will not taste like sweet potato pie, so don't expect this to be a very sweet dessert.  That said, you will still enjoy a delicious dessert treat if you prepare this recipe.

Pumpkin Pie

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 frozen, 8 or 9 inch unbaked pie shell

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, 1 egg, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the sugar together and spread the mixture in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
  3. Next, mix the pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 2 remaining eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, the spices, and the salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture carefully over the cream cheese mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Pies are done when wooden toothpick inserted into center of pies comes out clean.

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Have you considered making more than one dessert? Is so please consider trying a few of our other dessert recipes including sweet potato pie, red velvet cake, chocolate pecan pie, chess pie, or banana pudding.  These are all tried and true, visitor approved recipes.