That’s a lot of expectations for such a down-to-earth pie to bear. Read on to learn how to make pumpkin pie from scratch, and get top-rated recipes to try — including pie fillings made from fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin, crustless pumpkin pie, and no-bake pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin pie is a custard-based pie with a sweet filling typically made of pumpkin purée mixed with eggs, evaporated milk, and warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie is typically an open-face single crust pie baked in a pastry crust or a graham cracker crust.
Here, we’ll show you how to make from-scratch pumpkin pie based on this top-rated Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie recipe from recipe creator Nancy Scott. Note: If your pumpkin is large enough.
Shortcut: You can substitute with canned pumpkin. Before you buy, you should check the label to make sure of what’s in the can; if it’s labeled “pumpkin pie filling” it’s already spiced.
If you plan to sweeten yourself with the ingredients below, go for unflavored canned pumpkin.It’s one of the iconic flavors of the fall season, with its popularity peaking around Thanksgiving.