Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to pumpkin pie, my husband is the true fanatic since, sorry to say, I prefer a good piece of cake. But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I figured I’d give his favorite fall treat a whirl and see if I could sway my own preferences toward pumpkin pie.

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Happy to report, the pie turned out magnificently mousse-like and light as air, with a perfectly flaky and buttery crust thanks to this recipe from Simply Recipes. With a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, the smell was warm and spicy, and the taste was subtly sweet, melt in your mouth heaven!

Pumpkin Pie

Though I’m still a cake devotee, this delicious and simple pumpkin pie will definitely be making a show during my Thanksgiving feast, and I hope you find room for it, too!

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Yield: Serves 10


1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 Tbs. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

2 cups pumpkin puree

3 eggs

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup milk

1 pre-baked and cooled piecrust


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Add the pumpkin, eggs, cream and milk and whisk to combine.

Pour the filling into the prebaked piecrust and bake until the center is set, 60 to 65 minutes, covering the edges of the crust with aluminum foil after 30 minutes if they brown too quickly. Transfer the pie to a wire rack and let cool completely, at least 2 hours, before serving.


Adapted from Williams-Sonoma


6 Responses to “Classic Pumpkin Pie”

  1. #
    warmvanillasugar — November 11, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    This is a lovely recipe. Pumpkin pie is made best like this classic version. Yum!

  2. #
    StephenC — November 11, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    If there are two things I adore about T-giving they are turkey sandwiches next day and pumpkin pie. Yours looks beautiful. Incidentally your blog listing on my site has appeared as “TESTING” for quite a while. Strange.

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — November 11, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Hi Stephen – Thanks for your kind comment. Please resubscribe to my RSS feed through this link (this should take care of the “Testing” problem):

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    Paula — November 11, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    Beautiful looking pie and I love your blue pie plate.

  5. #
    Lynda - TasteFood — November 12, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    We all need a classic pumpkin pie recipe in our repertoire. This looks perfect.

  6. #
    Anonymous — November 24, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    Trying this recipe this year. Smells awesome right now!

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