Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes from Scratch


I am giving you my coveted pumpkin pie recipes. My fresh pumpkin pie from scratch is the most requested pumpkin pie and if I were you, I would make two at a time.


I make this year-round and store it in the refrigerator, so in the summer it is still a cool, refreshing dessert. Topped with my flavored whipped cream - it's heaven on a fork.

Treat your family with this pie, and maybe they'll treat you by cleaning the house (I know, but I tried).


Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipes


Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes

FRESH PUMPKIN PIE FROM SCRATCH

your favorite pie crust, recipe below
1-1/2 cups homemade pumpkin pie filling, see below
1-1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS cinnamon
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.

Meanwhile, make your pie crust (recipe below) and place in the pie plate. Mix 1-1/2 cups fresh pumpkin with remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared pie shell. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees.

Bake another 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. There is nothing that can beat this fresh pumpkin pie recipe.



Making Pumpkin Puree

Here's how to make your own pumpkin puree.

FRESH PUMPKIN PUREE RECIPE

Use this instead of canned pumpkin. Purchase small to medium size sugar or pie pumpkins. Clean and slice meat from the rind.

Cut pumpkin into squares and bake in a covered (or larger) dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pumpkin is very tender. Remove and put immediately into a blender and make puree.



My homemade pie crust recipe can be used for any pie, quiche, pasty and anything else you can think of...

For a no-bake pie (such as my favorite; fresh strawberry pie), bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. For a pie which isn't as sweet, I would also recommend adding 1 tablespoon of sugar to the flour.



Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

HOMEMADE PIE CRUST

1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter, chilled
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup ice cold water

Mix shortening, flour, and salt together with a fork or a pastry blender until very crumbly. Add as much water as needed to hold together, and mix lightly with a fork.

Roll gently on a floured pastry cloth to about an inch larger than pie plate. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold. Press into pan.

For a single-crust pie, trim with a small knife to about 1/2 inch beyond rim. Fold up, and pinch so edge of pie is raised from rim.

For a two-crust pie, trim bottom crust to edge of rim, fill, and top with crust about 1/2 inch larger than rim. Tuck top crust under bottom along rim. Seal with floured fork.




This old fashioned pumpkin pie recipe produces a light, fluffy pumpkin dessert that is outstanding.


PUMPKIN CHIFFON PIE

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1-1/4 cups fresh (see above) or canned pumpkin puree
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup white sugar
9" baked pie crust (above) or homemade baked graham cracker crust

Blend gelatin, brown sugar, salt, spices, pumpkin, egg yolks and milk in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.

Place pan in cold water; cool until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.

Beat the egg whites with cream of tartar and white sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cooled pie mixture in with these egg whites. No stirring. Pour into cooled crust.

Chill until set; approximately 2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and 1/3 cup of toasted coconut, if desired.




Spices

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE FROM SCRATCH

4 TBS cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

Mix together and store in a container with a tight fitting lid. 




Pumpkin Pie from Scratch


HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE

3/4 cup pumpkin puree (see above for fresh pie filling)
2 TBS molasses
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 TBS flour
2 eggs, separated
1 cup homemade evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
2 TBS Myers rum
9" pie shell, baked

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.

In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the egg whites.

Beat mixture for one minute. Gently fold in the egg whites and pour into shell. Bake for 10 minutes and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake an additional 30 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.




SPICY PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE

1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
2 TBS molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 cups half-and-half, scalded
2 ounces heavy rum
pie crust

Combine pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, spices and salt. Add eggs, scalded half-and-half and rum. Brush unbaked pie crust with beaten egg and refrigerate for 10 minutes before adding the filling.

Bake for 45 minutes or until mixture does not adhere to a knife blade or toothpick. Serve with bourbon flavored whipped cream.



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