The Perfect Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

By Amanda Roland
Homemade Pumpkin Pie

There is nothing like classic pumpkin pie. Try this easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie recipe for your Thanksgiving festivities!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree or 15 ounces of homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 415° F. Combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl and stir until a smooth filling forms. Pour the filling into a premade (or homemade) pie crust, and transfer the pie to the oven.
  2. Bake the pie at 415° F for 17 minutes, then turn down the oven to 350° F and bake for another 40-45 minutes until the pie is set.
  3. Let the pie cool for a few hours. Serve after cooling or store in the fridge. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon!

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of bourbon to the filling for a warm kick
  • Mix in chopped pecans into the filling for a pecan/pumpkin pie hybrid
  • When the pie is done, sprinkle on a thin layer of white sugar on top of the pie. Using a kitchen-safe torch, melt the sugar on top until it is caramelized to make pumpkin pie brûlée!
  • Whip fresh whipping cream with a touch of sugar for a classic whipped cream topping

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