Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie with light spices and Homemade Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Recipe an old fashioned homemade pie from scratch.

A lightly spiced recipe from a 1937 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine, made with brown sugar, evaporated milk and cream.

This delicious pie is easy to make with canned pumpkin all year.

Top it with our Homemade Whipped Cream recipe below and it will become a favorite in your home.

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup cream or top milk

  • 1 (9") deep dish unbaked Flaky Pie Crust

Stir eggs and sugar together.

Stir in pumpkin.

Add salt and spices and stir until well mixed.

Add water to evaporated milk and stir in slowly.

Next, slowly stir in cream until all is smooth.

Pour into a unbaked pie crust.

Bake in a preheated 425F. oven for 15 minutes.

Turn down heat to 325F. and bake another 40-50 minutes until center is firm or a knife stuck in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool on a rack for a couple of hours before serving.

To serve top it with Homemade Whipped Cream (recipe below) or ice cream.

Refrigerate any leftovers.

*Top milk is the cream that rises to the top of unpasteurized milk. You will not find it in a grocery store.

You will only find it from a farmer or at an all natural dairy.

You can just use unwhipped cream or half and half milk.

Tip: If the crust starts to brown too much before the pie is done, place strips of aluminum foil around the outer edges.

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 pint whipping cream, thoroughly chilled

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Place mixing bowl and beaters in refrigerator to chill before whipping.

Whip cream on high speed slightly and start adding sugar gradually while whipping.

When it starts to get stiff, add the vanilla extract and whip it until stiff enough to hold it's shape, being careful not to whip beyond this point.

It could turn to butter if it is whipped too long.

Spoon or pipe onto the pie as desired.

This pie is also delicious served "a la mode" (topped with ice cream).

TIP: If you would like enough whipped cream to cover the entire pie use leftover cream from the above Pie Recipe.

Adjust your sugar accordingly.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe #2

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 (15 oz.) canned pumpkin

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon mace

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 2/3 cup half and half milk

  • 1 (9") deep dish Flaky Pie Crust

  • 1/2 cup broken pecans (optional)

  • Homemade Whipped Cream

In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly.

Add the sugar and beat the until well mixed.

Stir in the spices, salt and flavoring and mix thoroughly.

Slowly stir in milk and mix well.

Pour into unbaked pie crust.

Bake in a preheated 425F. oven for 15 minutes.

Reduce the heat to 350F. and bake another 45 minutes or until it tests done.

Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling  rack.

Sprinkle the top with the pecans and add the  whipped cream, if desired.

History Of
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie has been considered a traditional Thanksgiving Day Dessert since 1705. 

In 1705, there was such a shortage of molasses in Colchester, Connecticut, that Thanksgiving Day celebrations were postponed until the molasses were available again. 

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