Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pumpkin Pie

It’s November 1st, so I can finally talk about pumpkin pie!  I love pretty much anything pumpkin, and I especially love pumpkin pie.  I happily eat it all year long, but I know most people consider pumpkin pie to be more of a Fall or holiday dessert.

I’ve never met a pumpkin pie I didn’t like, but my maternal grandmother, Granny, made the best pumpkin pie.  I have her handwritten recipe for it, and we included the recipe in our wedding cookbook.  It’s delicious, and for me, it’s total comfort food.

Try it.  I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!

Granny’s Pumpkin Pie:

3/4 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling the crust and pie
½ tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1 un-baked 9 inch deep dish pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sugar, salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl.

Beat eggs in a large bowl.  Stir in pumpkin.  Stir in sugar/spice mixture.  Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Spread the pie shell in a pie dish and generously sprinkle the pie shell with cinnamon.  This isn’t the time to be stingy with the cinnamon.  Pour the pie mixture into the pie shell, and generously sprinkle the top with cinnamon.

Bake 40 - 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool/set before slicing.  (Honestly, you might want to leave the house, or at least find something really good to occupy yourself with for this part.  It smells so good, it’s fairly torturous waiting to dig in!)


So what about you?  Are you a fan of pumpkin pie, or pumpkin things in general?


  1. That recipe sounds good! Might have to make one for Thanksgiving! I do like pumpkin pie (especially over pecan pie). We were carving pumpkins yesterday and when hubby got a whiff of the pumpkin he said it reminded him of dog food (LOL) but that was because at times we would give Koda pumpkin to help "firm him up" so to speak. I had pumpkin soup a few weeks ago, delicious!! Can you believe it is November 1st?????


  2. I do love me some pumpkin pie!

  3. Believe it or not, I was almost 19 years old the first time I tasted pumpkin pie. We don't have it over here unless you make it yourself, and I was the first person in my family to do so (only after I'd tasted it already and loved it). When I was 18 I went to live in Canada for a while with my now hubby, and the Autumn I was there he learned I'd never tried pumpkin pie. He immediately brought some, along with a set of utensils so I could eat some right there in the mall. By the following Autumn we were back in the UK, so after that I had to make my own if I wanted pumpkin pie, which I have done a few times. Hubby says I do a pretty good job for someone who wasn't raised eating it. He may just be saying that, but he does eat some whenever I make it, so I'm taking that as a good sign.


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  4. Uh I'm game for pumpkin year round haha. That's so special that you have your grandmother's pumpkin pie recipe. We made my Nana's lemon chest pie last year for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with us :)

  5. The Trader Joe's had pumpkin tortilla chips. I wasn't a fan. But then again, I'm not big on pumpkin. Although, I do enjoy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

  6. I love pumpkin pie but a pie I do like is a pear pie. Last year I did the Thanksgiving pies.
    Coffee is on

  7. I love pumpkin pie but a pie I do like is a pear pie. Last year I did the Thanksgiving pies.
    Coffee is on


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