Simple Pumpkin Pie

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Question #1

Why don’t more people make their own pumpkin pie?


Because they’re cheap and taste relatively good store-bought (curse you Costco!).

Question #2

So why should you make your own pumpkin pie?


As the great Alton Brown once said, “To impress your friends and intimidate your enemies”.

There is no finer satisfaction in life than when someone eats your homemade pie and asks, “This is really good, where did you buy it?” To which you reply, “I didn’t buy it……I made it”. If you haven’t yet experienced such a moment of triumph, now is your chance. This recipe is a simple and predictable way to produce an excellent pumpkin pie.

Steps to make Simple Pumpkin Pie:


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    Simple Pumpkin Pie

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    Course: Dessert
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour
    Servings: 6


    • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


    • In a medium-sized bowl, add pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and mix together until smooth. Pour it into the pie crust.
    • Bake at 425° F for 15 minutes
    • Reduce the heat to 350° F and cook for another 40-45 minutes. Depending on your oven, it could take more time, when a knife comes out of the center clean, it is ready.
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     Simple Pumpkin Pie is soft, moist, and contains multiple soft textures.  It is soft enough that, with minimal effort, it can be easily formed into swallowable-sized portions.

    A 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin can contain as much as 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A.

    Vitamin A helps maintain eye heath and is critical in supporting the protective cells of your immune system.

    I am a huge fan of the pre-made pie crusts that you find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Their quality, flavor, and cost are optimal enough for me that it is not worth the hassle of making your own pie crust from scratch.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like making my own pie crust. The pumpkin pie pictures on this post are a crust that I made myself. My big thing is that time is a valuable resource. I think I get a comparable product when I use store-bought crusts, and it saves me a ton of time.

    That being said, if you want to be the talk of the town and make your own crusts, click here to see my favorite pie crust recipe.

    I’m not afraid of snakes or flying. While I don’t love heights or tight spaces, I’d have to say one of my greatest fears is being the first person to cut into a pie and serve the first slice. It’s especially bad when everyone is watching you. Take it out cleanly, then you’re a hero. The first slice of pie I serve usually looks like a dog has been chewing on it.  A tool like this would likely help my situation.

    You can be the best pie slicer you can be!

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