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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie Recipe

A slice from a pumpkin pie.

My favorite family Thanksgiving tradition is this Pumpkin pie recipe. This recipe is filled with nostalgia sugar, spice and everything nice!

Pumpkin Pie Recipe – serves 8

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 55 minutes


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin (or other pureed pumpkin mix)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk (or other evaporated milk)
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch (4 cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • Whipped cream


  1. Bake in preheated 425°F oven for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a small mixing bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  3. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Reduce temperature to 350°F; bake for 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  5. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
  7. Top with whipped cream before serving.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, an entrepreneur for over 35 years, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. Especially when traveling away from home, there is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do.

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