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This Easy Pumpkin Pie is guaranteed to impress everyone. A light crust filled with a luscious flavorful filling makes the perfect pie!

This Easy Pumpkin Pie is guaranteed to impress everyone. A light crust filled with a luscious flavorful filling makes the perfect pie! #InspirationalMomma #easypumpkinpie #pumpkinpie #homemadepumpkinpie #baking #recipes #pie

When fall rolls around and the weather begins to turn colder, I am always excited to whip up some delicious pumpkin recipes. My Easy Pumpkin Pie is always on the list and is sure to get rave reviews no matter where I serve it. You should also check on my famous Pumpkin Bars!

A full pumpkin pie surrounded by pine cones, pumpkins, and cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients for Easy Pumpkin Pie

Filling:

  • canned pumpkin
  • evaporated milk
  • egg
  • sugar
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • cloves

Crust

  • flour
  • salt
  • vegetable shortening
  • water
Piece of pumpkin pie on a fork.

Directions for Easy Pumpkin Pie

It’s time to get your light, flaky crust made. Start by putting your flour and salt in a small mixing bowl. Next, add the shortening. With a fork, cut the shortening into the dry ingredients.

Cutting butter into flour.

To bring it all together, add the cold water. Work this into the flour mixture with your hands. Some are a little hesitant about getting their hands dirty, but I find that I can mix things the best that way. Keep working the dough until it is uniform throughout and easily forms a ball.

Pouring water into flour mixture while making pie crust.
Pie crust mixed into a ball in a mixing bowl.

Get that rolling pin out! On a lightly floured surface, roll your pie crust starting at the center and working your way out. Roll it just big enough to cover the bottom and sides of your pie plate.

Rolling out pie crust.
Pie crust in pan.

Let’s be honest! That is one nice looking pie crust. Now let’s fill it with a sensational pumpkin pie filling that is sure to impress everyone!

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients. With a hand mixer, combine until everything is well blended.

Ingredients for pumpkin pie filling in a mixing bowl.
Mixing ingredients for pie filling.

Now it is time to make some magic happen! Carefully pour the filling into your perfectly prepared pie crust. Place it in the oven and bake it at 425ºF for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350ºF. Continue baking for 40-50 minutes or until the center of the pie is set.

Pumpkin pie crust with filling ready to go into the oven.

Check that out! That is what I call an easy-to-make perfect pumpkin pie!

Baked pumpkin pie.
A piece of pumpkin pie on a white plate, surrounded by fall decorations.
This Easy Pumpkin Pie is guaranteed to impress everyone. A light crust filled with a luscious flavorful filling makes the perfect pie! #InspirationalMomma #easypumpkinpie #pumpkinpie #homemadepumpkinpie #baking #recipes #pie

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Yield: 8 pieces

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Easy Pumpkin Pie

This Easy Pumpkin Pie is guaranteed to impress everyone. A light crust filled with a luscious flavorful filling makes the perfect pie!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. To prepare the crust, put flour and salt in a small mixing bowl.  
  3. Cut shortening into dry ingredients with a fork.
  4. Pour cold water into bowl and mix with hands until it forms a uniform ball.
  5. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is large enough to cover your pie pan.
  6. To make filling, add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.  Beat well until mixture is uniform.
  7. Pour filling into your prepared pie crust.
  8. Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350ºF.  Bake for an additional 40-50 minutes or until center of pie is set.

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