Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

I believe my spirit animal is the Canadian Goose.

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They have this whole migration thing down. They are constantly seeking out warmer weather. I, like my brethren, love the warmer weather. I should craft my own plane to ride along side them so I can settle in with them in a prime spot. (Which reminds me of at Anna Paquin movie which makes me ball like a baby.)

Except I can’t do that because are assholes that crap everywhere and eww.

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Anyway, in some attempts to embrace in inevitable cold, I’m trying to enjoy every that the season has to offer. I enjoy the things like leaf peeping, pumpkin carving, baking up a storm, eating an unacceptable quantity of hot Apple Cider Donuts, and of course, apple picking.

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Basically making pie is a perfect fall activity. We have begun to clear the days/nights when keeping the oven on for 45-60 minutes for a pie was questionable. Like, how much more heat can I have in this house?! But now, the temps are pie perfect.

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And pumpkin is such a great pie. A perfect fall pie.

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One day I will make it completly from scratch but right now the only squashes in my oven are of the butternut, buttercup, acorn, and spaghetti. I have yet to roast up a sugar pumpkin but the problem with that is that canned pumpkin is so good. Just pop that sucker open and scoop it out. But, hmmm… I used to think that premade pie crusts were ah-maze, but now that I am making my own I have seen the light.

Until I get a sugar pumpkin to roast up, I will be whip up this canned classic. So while it isn’t exactly from scratch (my crust was homemade!!!) it was pretty dang good.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Makes 1 pie, 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the  sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
  3. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla extract.  Mix the sugar-spice mixture until completely combined. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  4. Pour the pie mixture into the crust line pie plate.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes more, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Slightly adapted from Libby’s


4 thoughts on “Classic Pumpkin Pie

  1. amanda says:

    I frickin hate those geese! I can’t think of a more annoying creature. Love pumpkin pie though! We’re probably skipping Thanksgiving (because Spencer won’t be home) but I’m gonna have to make some pumpkin pie!


  2. Linda / Mom says:

    We have crows which attack my hub caps… I hate them and they are so
    Damn noisy. The pie looks delicious.
    I will make one when the temp is below 90. 🙂


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