This pumpkin pie is my Grandma’s recipe – it’s so much better then the store-bought pumpkin pie. If you’ve never made homemade pumpkin pie, try it today!
I know there’s a million recipes out there (especially this time of year!) for pumpkin pie. But I’m going to add mine to the list.
Because it’s the best.
And yes, I may be a bit biased here. But this is my Grandma’s recipe, and I think we can all agree that grandmas always make the best pie. Mine probably isn’t even as good as hers (even though it’s her recipe) just because I’m not a grandma. It’ll maybe measure up in another 20 years.
We have taste tested this pie against several different bakery pumpkin pies, and it always wins. Store-bought pumpkin pie just can’t compare. It’ll do in a pinch, but if you have the time to make homemade pumpkin pie, I would highly recommend it! It is, in short, amazing.
My Grandma would always make this pie with homemade pumpkin puree as well. I’ve made it with both homemade puree as well as canned, and it works well with both. Canned is obviously faster though!
The one thing I’ve learned with using homemade pumpkin puree is that you need to make sure to strain it really, really well. Pumpkin puree has a lot of liquid in it, and if it isn’t really well strained the pie won’t set up very well, and you end up having to bake it a lot longer. It still tastes pretty fantastic, but it’s better to make sure to strain the pumpkin really well!
Homemade pumpkin pie is actually quite easy to make though. I feel like it’s one of those pies that people seem to think is more difficult. Maybe because you really only make it once a year?
It’s actually quite quick though. All you need to do is combine the ingredients for the filling on the stovetop, pour it into the pie shells, and bake. It’s really easy.
This recipe makes two pies, which I love since pumpkin pie is usually made for a bigger gathering then just my immediate family. If you only want one pie, I’ve had good success freezing the filling and then defrosting it at a later time to make the second pie.
If you don’t have a go to pumpkin pie recipe, you should definitely try this one.
It’s the best!