Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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This homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe is a classic American dessert made from scratch using real pumpkin. The crust is flaky and buttery, while the filling is creamy and flavorful, with just the right amount of sweetness and spice. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall gathering!


  • 1 small sugar pumpkin
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds and strings, place cut side down on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Scoop out pumpkin flesh and puree until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, and spices.
  5. Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 40-50 minutes, until set.
  6. Let cool before serving. Enjoy with whipped cream!

Interesting Facts

  • Pumpkin pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert in the United States.
  • Pumpkin pie was not served at the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
  • Pumpkin is a symbol of the fall harvest season.