Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This homemade pumpkin pie recipe is rich, smooth and filled with pumpkin spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It is an easy pumpkin pie recipe as it uses ingredients such as store-bought shortcrust pastry (or homemade shortcrust pie crust (recipe here) and canned pumpkin puree. This is the best pumpkin pie recipe as it isn’t a complicated recipe, an easy to put together. The pumpkin pie can be made ahead and refrigerated, or frozen until you are ready to serve during the holiday season.

 

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Confession, I had my first pumpkin spice latte this year. It was sweet, spiced and….awful. So I had to go and make a classic pumpkin pie recipe to get something with some decent spices and creaminess.

Ingredients you will need

pumpkin puree
condensed milk
eggs
cinnamon
ginger
nutmeg
salt
Pre-made pie base

Equipment you will need

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Whisk

Spatula

Mixing Bowl

Pie tin
 

pumpkin pie recipe close up image

pumpkin pie recipe close up image

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Easy and quick to make pumpkin pie recipe
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pie base

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C/gas mark 7.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until smooth.
  • Pour into the ready made crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Then reduce oven temperature to 175 degrees C/gas mark 3 and continue baking until a knife inserted into the pie comes out clean.
  • Remove the pie and set aside to cool.
Keyword dessert, Halloween, pie, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving

Do you need to blind-bake the pie base if you have made your own?

Yes, blind baking means cooking the pie base without filling it. This gives the base a bit of a crust so that the filling doesn’t soak through and gives you a soggy bottom!

Where can I buy canned pumpkin puree in the UK?

This recipe used canned pumpkin puree from Sainsbury’s. This is unspiced and not pumpkin pie filling.

Can you use ready-made Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Yes. Ready-made pumpkin pie spice can be used. This is usually a mixture of ground cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and mace. If you prefer to use this instead of making your own mixture, please do.

How to store pumpkin pie.

Due to this recipe including eggs, once cooled store the pumpkin pie in the fridge.

Can you freeze pumpkin pie?

Yes, this pumpkin pie recipe can be made up and frozen. Allow the pie to fully defrost overnight in the fridge before serving.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Ingredients

1 can pumpkin puree
1 can Condensed Milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 pie base

Method

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C/gas mark 7.
In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until smooth.
Pour into the ready-made crust.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Then reduce oven temperature to 175 degrees C/gas mark 3 and continue baking until a knife inserted into the pie comes out clean.
Remove the pie and set aside to cool.

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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