C.E. Clark began cooking at age 11. Over the years, she developed a love for creating her own recipes. This is one of her most popular.
Sweet and Spicy Sets This Pumpkin Pie Apart
This pumpkin pie recipe has been a hit from the first time I made it many years ago. It is not just a great dessert, but it makes an excellent snack too.
I am including my recipe for pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie spice is so expensive that I just had to figure out how to make it myself. It really was not hard to do at all. My recipe for pumpkin pie spice is spicier than the spice you can buy already mixed.
One of my peeves about frozen pumpkin pie, restaurant pumpkin pie -- and sorry, but even pumpkin pie made by some of my friends and relatives -- is that it is just too bland. I like my pumpkin pie sweet and spicy. Bland pumpkin pie is boring and frankly, a chore to eat. It is hard to keep a smile on my face when trying to choke down boring, bland, pumpkin pie.
I am convinced that those people who do not like pumpkin pie form their opinion because they have not had sweet and spicy pumpkin pie such as I make, and like my mother made before me. No, this is not my mother’s pumpkin pie recipe, but hers was sweet and spicy too.
Sweet and spicy pumpkin pie
Technically This Pie Is Not 100% from Scratch
I do not stew my own pumpkins to make this recipe, though people who want to do that can certainly substitute home stewed pumpkin for the canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) called for in this recipe. My mother used to stew the pumpkins herself when she made pumpkin pie and the hardest part was peeling the pumpkins.
One other shortcut I use that some die-hard scratch cooks may object to is that I use baking mix. I use Bisquick baking mix, which is where I originally got the recipe before I tinkered with it and tweaked it until it was just right. You can use whatever baking mix is your favorite and the results should still be fantastic.
My regular readers know that I just cannot leave a recipe alone, and even before I make it the first time I have to make changes to it to suit me. This recipe was no exception.
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Ingredients and Directions for One Pie
1 Cup Sugar
1-13oz. can Evaporated Milk, your favorite brand
½ Cup Bisquik (or your favorite other brand) baking mix
2 Eggs slightly beaten with a fork
1-16oz. can pumpkin (not pie mix but plain stewed pumpkin)
2 tsp. Vanilla
4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (see recipe for this below)
1-8oz. container Cool Whip if desired, or vanilla or other favorite flavor of ice cream to serve with the pie.
* Lightly grease a 9 inch fairly deep pie plate. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
* Beat all ingredients together except Cool Whip, until smooth with a blender or mixer.
* I like to start with all the dry ingredients together and then add the vanilla and eggs, mix slightly, and finally add the pumpkin, mixing well after the pumpkin is added.
* I leave the evaporated milk until the very last and add only a third of it at a time so that it mixes better and is less likely to splash. Be sure to shake the can(s) of evaporated milk before opening because it does tend to separate while sitting on the shelf.
* Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
* Cool and serve topped with your preference of Cool Whip or ice cream if desired.
Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice
This recipe makes 8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cloves
You can mix the above ingredients together before measuring and adding them to your pumpkin pie batter.
I usually double the pie recipe and that makes 3 pies instead of just one. I use the 29-ounce can of pumpkin when I double the recipe. The pies are gone so soon after they come out of the oven that it just seems more efficient to make three pies at a time. Also, when you make 3 pies at a time there is no pumpkin pie spice left over.
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© 2012 C E Clark
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 08, 2020:
Although we won't be getting together with people, as we have in the past over Thanksgiving, I do plan to make a pumpkin pie. We can always share some with our neighbors.
Do stay safe! Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! It is fast approaching!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on October 10, 2020:
Thank you for coming by, Peggy Woods! Almost time for pumpkin pie. I think this recipe would work well with sweet potatoes too.
Unless something is done about global warming I think we all will see things get even worse. They say we have very few years to turn things around before there's no turning it around. Another reason we need someone in charge who appreciates science.
Just my opinion, but it seems to me the God who made this world and everything in it must have known a lot about science, and is the greatest scientist ever. How else could He have made so many incredible things, many very complicated? I don't see why people think science and creation are so different. If you read the Big Bang Theory and Genesis, they're an awful lot alike.
Being a political junky for nearly 35 years, I'm immersed in our politics and have heard it all many times. I tried watching both debates, but just couldn't get through them. Same old, same old. I already know what they're going to say. I guess these debates are for the people who only listen to the news for 5 minutes of so a couple of times a day, so it's really a beauty contest, or maybe more like a football game. They root for the side they chose years ago, right or wrong, and must watch the debates to see what, if anything, is new.
Seems like Covid is getting riled up again, so be careful and stay safe!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 07, 2020:
I do like the spices you use in your pumpkin pie recipe. Recently, just for fun, I tried a sweet potato pie recipe. It is very similar in taste to pumpkin pie. We shared it with our neighbors. Although good, I think that I'll stick to making pumpkin pies instead.
So glad that the temps are no longer in the 100s. We still have to worry about hurricanes and potential power outages due to them. I'm always glad to be past hurricane season each year. This year it has been a particularly bad season for them, just like the fires out west. Is this going to be the new normal because of global warming? I guess time will tell.
Stay safe and stay well. We are doing our best to steer clear of COVID. Looking forward to the vice-presidential debate tonight. It will be interesting to see how Pence can defend the handling of the pandemic in the U.S. compared to most other countries.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 27, 2020:
Peggy Woods, thank you for bringing attention to my pumpkin pie recipe. Mine is a little spicier than most and it is highly popular as a result. I have to make it much more often than just Thanksgiving as most people love it.
Yes, the time is going so fast! And yes, it has been a hot summer, with temps above 100º many days. To be 104 at least 3 days this week! Has frequently been 107-108 in recent weeks. I won't miss the heat, but it will stay with us till sometime in late October. I know it's worse down where you are.
I'm so glad to hear you and your husband are managing to stay healthy and I hope that will continue. Yes, the A/C is pretty helpful. :)
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 19, 2020:
Although it is sizzling hot in August in our part of the world, it will only be a short time before people start thinking of fall and everything that brings. Cooler weather sounds heavenly! Fall colored leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, are soon to come. Along with that, on many lists of food items, are pumpkin pies. This recipe of yours will come in handy!
Stay cool, and stay safe! We are doing our best to do both.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 30, 2019:
Peggy Woods, thank you for stopping by and for the Thanksgiving story. Even though it was a funny misunderstanding, it must have been disappointing not to have any pumpkin pie. But I'm glad you made the best of the situation and were able to laugh about it.
This recipe is so easy, you could have whipped one up in about 10 minutes (no crust needed) and then let it bake while doing other things. This same recipe would be good for making sweet potato pie, just change out the pumpkin for sweet potato pie filling.
Hope you had a great Christmas and that the New Year will be your best yet all year long.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 27, 2019:
This is the time of year that people think of eating pumpkin pies and other sweets. Your recipe sounds like a good one to make.
Funny story...We were having a couple over for Thanksgiving dinner several years ago. They wanted to bring something to contribute to the meal and offered to bring a Costco pumpkin pie. In conversing with her, I mentioned that I made a good pumpkin pie. So she took that to mean that I would be making it. I thought that she was still going to bring the one from Costco. The meal went off without a hitch until it was time for dessert. They had brought a large cooler.
When I asked her to get the pie, she said: "I thought that you were going to make the pie." She had made homemade whipped cream for it. There was no pie that year. Fortunately, I had some homemade cookies on hand.
I put my can of pumpkin and evaporated milk on the table and took a photo of it. We laughed about it later. Haha!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 21, 2018:
Thank you for stopping by and commenting Peggy Woods. Purchased pies just don't have the great sweet spicy flavor my homemade pies have. I think boughten pies are the reason so many people tell me they don't like pumpkin pie. I don't like the boughten ones either. Mine or so easy to make, especially since they have no crust, and they are very popular. I never have any leftovers. They are nothing like the boughten ones when it comes to flavor.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 14, 2018:
This is the perfect time of year to once again share your pumpkin pie recipe. I have already seen some pumpkin pies for sale at Costco. They will soon be ramping up those sales for people who prefer buying them instead of making them at home.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 18, 2016:
Shyron, thank you for shedding light on this recipe. Pumpkin is healthful and delicious year around!
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on March 11, 2016:
I am back to read this again, I have a taste for something sweet and I don’t know what. I made a chocolate cake for John, but you know what chocolate would do to me….so maybe I will make this pie.
Blessings my dear friend.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on October 26, 2015:
Peggy W., thank you for stopping in and for sharing this recipe again! This is such a popular recipe with my family! And so easy to make -- if you use the canned pumpkin. ;)
My mother always grew her own pumpkins and peeled them and stewed them for our pies. Pumpkin is indeed a very nutritious vegetable/squash and there are many ways to prepare it that are yummy.
Hard to believe we're nearly down to the last 2 months of the year and Halloween is already this weekend. Time flies so fast! I did get wet a couple of times, but I survived. Glad H. Patricia didn't do all the damage either here or in Mexico that it was expected to do. Hope you have an enjoyable Halloween doing whatever you like to do on that day. I don't really celebrate it, but when my daughter was little I used to let her dress up in happy costumes so she wouldn't feel left out. I made her a butterfly costume one year. I should probably write a hub about it . . . :)
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 24, 2015:
This is the perfect time of year to once again share this pumpkin pie recipe as it will not be long before Thanksgiving is upon us. I like my pumpkin pie spicy as well. I also like pumpkin breads that are fragrant with spices. Halloween is next week and I have 3 pumpkins decorating our front entrance. Intend to keep them there through Thanksgiving and then I will cook them or roast them and make different recipes from them. Pumpkin is a good edible squash.
Hope you stay dry and safe up there. We are in for a soggy weekend!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 08, 2014:
Pinto2011, thank you for checking this recipe out. I hope you get to try it because I know you will love!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 06, 2014:
Peggy W., thank you for sharing this article! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!!
Subhas from New Delhi, India on November 28, 2014:
I would love to have this any time of the year and with festivals coming, I would enjoy more.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 27, 2014:
Today is Thanksgiving so the perfect time to share this hub once again. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and weekend! Enjoy!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on October 21, 2014:
Peggy W, thank you for coming by and sharing this recipe!
I do not like bland pumpkin pie and lots of people have told me they don't like pumpkin pie at all. I think it's because the only pumpkin pie they've tasted was bland and boring. Mine is, as stated, sweet and spicy. Yummy!
Yes, Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks or so away, but pumpkin pie is delicious any time of the year, and pumpkin is healthful too.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 18, 2014:
We are fast approaching the time of year again that people will be wanting to make recipes like this so thought I would share it again. Is there anyone who does not like a good pumpkin pie?
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 27, 2014:
Rochelle Frank, thank you for checking this recipe out and for the pin, tweet, and FB post. If you like your pie sweet and spicy you will love this crustless version. Let me know what you think.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 26, 2014:
Hezekiah, thank you for stopping by to check out this recipe. I think you would love this pie if you like sweet and spicy. No pasty involved. So easy!
Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on July 25, 2014:
I'm going to try this. Pumpkin pie is my favorite, but I don't really like to eat or make the crust. Sounds perfect. Pin, tweet, Face.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 25, 2014:
Peggy W, this recipe is so delicious one forgets about calories. ;) Thank you for the pin, Google+ing, and sharing on HP!
We're to have 100 degrees today!
Hezekiah from Japan on July 24, 2014:
Looks delicious I need to give it a try one of these days. I used to make cake and stuff but haven't done for over 10 years now.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2014:
People who like pumpkin pie but who may be interested in saving calories should all like this recipe. Pinning it to Awesome Hubpages, and sharing it to G+ and HP. Hope all is well in your part of Texas!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 18, 2014:
rebeccamealey, thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you do try it because it really is delicious. I usually make 3 pies at a time and they don't last long around here, maybe a couple of days.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 14, 2014:
MG Singh, thank you for stopping by. It is indeed delicious and I hope you will have an opportunity to try it sometime. Very easy to make. :)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 13, 2014:
Thank you Shyron, for the share and votes, and for being the best of friends. Let me know how the Stevia works. Blessing to you also. Take care . .
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on May 12, 2014:
Awesome recipe. And adding the pumpkin pie spice recipe really adds to it. I'll bet your are right. After eating this pie, I'll bet the others pies will really be bland, I am going to try this next time I make pumpkin pie.
MG Singh from UAE on May 11, 2014:
Looks yummy and must taste good.
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on May 11, 2014:
Au fait, the next time I get the urge for something sweet (have this book marked) and will try this one, I try not to do sugar, I hope my Stevia will work.
Voted up, UAI and shared.
Blessings as always
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 21, 2014:
Thank you Tirelesstraveler, for stopping by, and for linking to this recipe. I hope you'll get a chance to try it, it's so easy. Maybe this is the recipe that will change your mind about making pies . . . ;)
I do always have to make changes to a recipe even even before I make it the first time. Not sure why, but it ends up easier for me with my favorite things in it that way.
Judy Specht from California on March 19, 2014:
Great recipe. I just noticed the pumpkin pie recipe hub I had linked to my processing pumpkins was broken. If you don't mind I am linking your hub to mine . I don't make pie, but I want a good recipe for the hub.
I like the way you cook. I seldom leave a recipe in it's original form.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 23, 2013:
Thank you Peggy W, for pinning this recipe. I'll be making some of these pies in the morning. Merry Christmas to you also! And may you have the best year ever in 2014!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 21, 2013:
I don't see the share buttons. Already pinned! Pumpkin pie is delicious year round in my opinion. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and New Year to come.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 15, 2013:
Moonlake, thank you for pinning this recipe!
moonlake from America on December 13, 2013:
Great pumpkin pie for the holidays came by to pin it to my sweets board.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 01, 2013:
Frank Atanacio, thank you for stopping by. It is indeed quick and easy and delicious! Best wishes for a wondrous and peaceful holiday season to you and our family.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 30, 2013:
Thank you for stopping back and sharing again Peggy W! I love this pie anytime of the year. This year I made a whole pie for my daughter to take home with her because she loves it so much. Thank you for your good wishes also, and I hope that you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 29, 2013:
Thank you Deborah-Diane for sharing this recipe with your followers. I made 3 of these pies yesterday and they were the best ever! Sent one home with my daughter -- it's her favorite food over the holidays.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 28, 2013:
still looks easy thank you and happy thanksgiving to you and your family
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 27, 2013:
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! This recipe will also be good for other times of the year so definitely worth sharing again!
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on November 26, 2013:
I'm re-sharing this with my followers ... some of whom I know prefer to skip the crust. Thanks for this recipe. It is very timely! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 23, 2013:
Thank you for stopping by, for the votes, and the shares.
I don't think this pie would turn out very well without the egg. The egg is what holds all the other ingredients together. I would suggest an egg substitute which should be at the grocery store next to the eggs, liquid eggs section.
Because of your comment I modified the title to this recipe article and deleted several of the links because they went to articles and recipes not related to pies or even deserts. Appreciate your bringing my attention to this.
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 20, 2013:
I am thinking of making this for Thanksgiving, but I need to leave out the egg, my friend is alergic and my cousin also. How do you think it would work without egg?
Oh, you left out the Mexican Corn in your list of recipes.
Voted up, UAI and will share.
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 16, 2013:
Au fait, I think this is one symbol of Thanksgiving everone can associated with a Thanksgiving meal.
Voted up UABI and shared.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 01, 2013:
Deborah-Diane, thank you for sharing this recipe again. I know if you try it you will be hooked and have to put this on your regular menu, not just holidays. It makes a great snack too.
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on October 30, 2013:
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am re-sharing this because I am sure a lot of people will want to try it for the holiday. I know I certainly am going to fix it! :)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 20, 2013:
Thank you Deborah-Diane for sharing this recipe! It is a great desert or snack year around and so easy and fast to make. Makes the whole house smell wonderful while it's baking too!
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on September 18, 2013:
With the holidays just around the corner, I am sharing this again. I love the idea of a crustless pumpkin pie recipe. This will be a real treat for a lot of people who want to minimize their carbs or their gluten!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 08, 2013:
Thank you for checking this recipe out DDE! I hope you have a chance to try it because it's soooo yummy!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on September 07, 2013:
Thank you Deborah-Diane for sharing this recipe! Only 82 days 'til Thanksgiving, but I love this pie any time of the year. :)
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 03, 2013:
Looks so tasty with such ingredients it must have a unique taste thanks for this different recipe.
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on August 30, 2013:
With the fall holidays right around the corner, I thought I would share this with my followers again. Sounds wonderful!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 29, 2013:
Peggy W, thank you for sharing and tweeting this hub! Pumpkin pie is yummy year around. ;)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 28, 2013:
Rebeccamealey, thank you for checking this recipe out. Pumpkin pie tastes great and is actually good for you any day of the week, not just winter holidays.
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on August 24, 2013:
Ooooh, sounds so good and easy to make. Bookmarking for the holidays this fall. Thanks for sharing a great pumpkin recipe!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 24, 2013:
We are fast approaching what will soon be the holiday season and more people will be thinking of pumpkins and pumpkin pie. Going to share this again and will also tweet.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 05, 2013:
Thank you for pinning this recipe moonlake! I hope you'll have a chance to try this pie because it really is quick and yummy . .
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 01, 2013:
Thank you Peggy W for pinning this recipe!
moonlake from America on April 28, 2013:
I have to pin this recipe to my sweets board. It sounds so good.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 24, 2013:
This will be a perfect hub to pin to a new board that I will create about great sounding pie recipes. Consider it done!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on April 20, 2013:
Thank you Careermommy, for reading and commenting, voting on and sharing this hub! My mother took a long time to allow any mixes or processed foods into the house. She thought they were a waste of money and that she could do it better herself. She was right about doing it better and it being more healthful, but stewing pumpkin is a lot of work. Hope you get a chance to make this pie. It's always popular here and quick/easy to make.
Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on April 15, 2013:
Au fait, I love this pumpkin recipe and I love shortcuts when cooking, so your shortcuts are much appreciated. God bless your mother for stewing pumpkins. This hub is voted up and shared.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 27, 2013:
Thank you Deborah-Diane for commenting on this hub. This pie has a lot of advantages and it's easy and nutritious too!
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on March 21, 2013:
I like pumpkin pie filling better than I like the crust. This pie sounds perfect to me!!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 02, 2013:
Thelma Alberts, thank you for checking out this recipe and leaving a comment. Hope you do try it because I think you will love it and want to serve it with your friends, and it's so easy!
Thelma Alberts from Germany on February 26, 2013:
Hi Au fait! I have not eaten pumpkin pie yet, but I´ll try this recipe. It sounds very delicious to eat. Thanks for sharing;-)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 25, 2013:
Thank you Peggy W for linking to this hub! And for sharing it and taking the time to check it out! I hope everyone will try my pie and your pumpkin walnut bread (the link is at the end of this recipe) because I think they are both fabulous!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 23, 2013:
Howdy back GusTheRedneck! I'm glad you modified my recipe to be just right for you. I like brown sugar in a lot of things most people wouldn't think to put it in too. I bet this pie would be good with brown sugar. I might just try it that way next time I make it myself!
Thank you for letting me know how it turned out and for adding a new way to make it that other people may like to try as well.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 21, 2013:
Kathryn Stratford, thank you for adding a link to this recipe. I look forward to reading your hub on baking mix and recipes to make from it. I would love to save money on the baking mix AND not have to worry about whether or not I have enough Bisquik on hand for my recipes when I decide to make them. So much easier to keep the ingredients for the mix that to keep the mix itself (just my perspective).
Gustave Kilthau from USA on February 20, 2013:
Howdy Au fait -
Now THAT is some kind of really good pumpkin pie !
Just had some with ice cream. Really tasty stuff. The spice mix was just right, too.
Had to use brown sugar instead of the regular granulated kind - about to run out of the white stuff. Worked nicely with the brown sugar.
Thanks for the fine recipe.
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 19, 2013:
I am going to do that! It's going to be a fun hub, and I'm glad you inspired me!
I read your comment to Gus, and agree that homemade crusts are so much better than store-bought!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 19, 2013:
Kathryn Stratford, even though lots of other people have posted recipes for Bisquik or similar baking mixes, I recommend that you write a hub about yours. We all have our followers and some are uniquely our own. There's no telling how many people might read your hub about making their own baking mix when they had never thought about it before, but will be inspired by your hub. Add a few of your recipes that include that baking mix and voilå! You have another hub.;)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 18, 2013:
Thank you GusTheRedneck for reading and commenting on this hub, and thank you for the follow!
I make the best crust! Those awful things they sell in the grocery store that taste like ground up cardboard are not real crusts and should not be confused with real flaky home made crust that turns out perfect every time. ;) But sometimes I'm lazy and I don't feel like cleaning up the mess a crust makes when it's rolled out.
Now cavier, THAT is an abomination. Just that one little word will enable me to stay on my diet for the rest of this week because I find just the thought of it so disgusting. ;) I'm so glad rich people eat garbage so there's more real food left for us poor folks. ;)
Do hope you have a good sense of humor Mr. Gus. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a fine comment!
Gustave Kilthau from USA on February 17, 2013:
Howdy Au fait - Gotta appreciate anyone who comes up with a pie that has no crust. Crusts are an abomination. No crusts are for Rednecks like me. Interesting stuff about the Bisquik mix. I played a bit with making my own variety of Bisquik using cooking oil. Seemed to work OK. Worked for me because we always have a bottle of cooking oil kicking around, too.
Bookmarked your fine article here. we will try it the next time our food stamps allow us to get a whole can of plain pumpkin instead of our constant loading up on caviar.
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 17, 2013:
I added a link of this recipe page onto my pumpkin pancake hub, so my readers will be lured to other delicious pumpkin recipes!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2013:
Hi Au fait,
I came back to say that I am going to link this pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice recipe to my pumpkin walnut bread recipe so that pumpkin lovers will have more options on how to use it. Another share! Hope that you are having a wonderful day!
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 16, 2013:
That reminds me, I used to actually make up a big batch of the Bisquick equivalent (the dry ingredients), and I had my own little handmade recipe booklet for different recipes that used it. I should do that again. Or maybe write a hub on it ;) I used to have a really cool cookbook that had some really good "mix" recipes in it, but nowadays most things can be found online.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 16, 2013:
Thank you Kathryn Stratford for reading and commenting on this hub! I'm sure you can make the equivalent of Bisquik and still get good results if that is your preference. I've looked for a recipe for Bisquik hoping to make my own because it would be less expensive, but all the recipes online require shortening, which would limit the shelf life somewhat. I've considered making it and leaving the shortening out 'til I'm ready to use it.
Anyway, I think you can use your own flour, baking soda, etc. and it will turn out just fine. Thanks again!
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 14, 2013:
I love pumpkin pie. I prefer the crustless kind, since pastry crust adds a lot of fat to it. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I don't use baking mixes, I use flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt separately, but the Bisquick is a convenient short-cut, for sure.
I make my own spice, too. It's easier to customize the blend for your won tastes!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 12, 2013:
Glenda Jackson, thank you for letting me know that this recipe looks yummy to you!
Glenda Jacks on February 09, 2013:
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on February 03, 2013:
Thank you rajan jolly for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub! And thank you especially for sharing it! Hope you will have a chance to make this pie and taste it. Think you will enjoy!
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 03, 2013:
Interesting pumpkin pie recipe. Looks delicious. Voted up, interesting and shared.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 26, 2013:
Thank you for stopping by Glenda Jacks! Hope you do try this because it's so yummy as you say, and it's easy and fast too!
Glenda Jacks on January 25, 2013:
mmmmm looks yummy, will have to try this one
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 16, 2013:
sgbrown, thank you for having a look at this recipe and leaving a comment! Maybe your husband would like this pumpkin pie. It's very different from most of the bland pies out there and I don't like those either.
Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on January 13, 2013:
I love a good, spicey pumpkin pie! My husband does not like pumpkin pie, so I haven't made one in years! Every now and then, I will make a pie for him and another just for myself. I feel one of "those times" is now coming! This really sounds great! Voting this up and yummy! (Maybe that's awesome) :)
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 21, 2012:
TToombso8, thank you for reading and commenting, voting and sharing! Glad the spice recipe will be helpful.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 18, 2012:
Thank you for stopping by to let me know that this recipe has become one of your family's favorites. I'm glad you're able to save money on the spices and to adjust them to your liking more easily. No crust really saves time and calories too!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 18, 2012:
lovedoctor926, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my hub! Hope you get a chance to try this easy-peasy pie recipe!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 17, 2012:
Brett.Tesol, thank you for reading/commenting, sharing, Tweeting, and pinning this hub! Really appreciate your doing all that. You could probably buy a pumpkin pie, but I promise you it won't be as good as this one. Boughten pumpkin pies tend to be bland and blah. Let your students taste the yummy pie that's full of flavor. ;)
All you need is a mixing bowl, a spoon to mix, a pie plate or cake pan, and an oven to bake it. Do you know someone in the states who could send you the ingredients that may not be available over there?
Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on December 17, 2012:
Yep, you lived up to your claim, this is quick and easy. And thank you for including the recipe for the spice! I hate paying for a spice I only use once or twice a year. Voted up and shared.
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 16, 2012:
Adama Gidado, thank you for checking out my pumpkin pie recipe and for commenting and sharing too! Bland pumpkin pie just doesn't appeal to me. Hope you get a chance to make this pie -- it's easy and quick and so yummy!
Jen on December 15, 2012:
Meant to tell you how my pumpkin pie turned out. I have made it a couple of times since discovering your recipe here. My family really loves it. I made it for desert the first time, but it really seems most popular for snacks. I am so grateful for the pumpkin pie spice recipe too! I've given that to all my daughters and daughters-in-law. It's so easy and saves money compared to the prepared spice. Easier to add more or less of the spices you really like best to. I think the prepared PP spice has too much clove. Just wanted you to know this pie is a big hit in my family!
C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 15, 2012:
vespawoolf, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Agree that bland pie is boring, and yes, prepared pumpkin pie spice is VERY expensive and so easy to make your own.
lovedoctor926 on December 13, 2012:
This looks delicious! Voting up awesome! thanks
Brett C from Asia on December 13, 2012:
I wish I had the facilities to cook this over here in South Korea. I've just been teaching about this, and realized I've never tried it ... maybe I'll find some for sale lol.
Shared, up, useful, pinned and tweeted.
Adama Gidado on December 13, 2012:
I like pumpkin pie to be sweet and spicy too. That's why I rarely eat it. I will try this recipe. It looks delicious and seems do-able. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and sharing.