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The Best-Ever Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Brenda loves a sweet treat. If she's going to have dessert, she wants it to be a yummy homemade one like the one from this recipe!

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Looking For A Simple, Fast and Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe?

If you are looking for a simple and easy pumpkin pie recipe, you have found it. This is actually a cheater recipe of sorts because it starts with a frozen pie shell. However, sometimes cheating is okay and we think that this is one time where taking a short cut is okay.

If you are pastry challenged like we are, or if you just want to put together a quick pumpkin pie, this is the recipe for you. Despite being a simple, fast and easy recipe, it is still delicious.With a minimum of fuss and effort you will a have a 'homemade' pumpkin pie in no time at all PLUS you will LOVE the aroma of a homemade pie baking in YOUR oven, even if you are baking challenged.

This easy pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for your fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas menu plans or, of course, for any time at all! If you try it out, please be sure to come back and let us all know how it worked for you!

The Best-Ever Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Best-Ever Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Best-Ever Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Recipe originally from Chatelaine magazine.

This recipe takes only ten minutes to throw together and about an hour to bake. It is a mild pumpkin pie as it does not contain cloves or nutmeg. If you want a spicier pumpkin pie, feel free to spice things up a bit by adding 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon of cloves.

Serves eight people.


1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of ground ginger

1/8 tsp of salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup of milk

14 ounce or 398 mL can pumpkin pure which is not pie filling

9-inch frozen pie shell that has been thawed


  • Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit or 220 degrees celsius.
  • Using a medium-sized bowl, stir the brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt together with a fork.
  • Use a whisk to blend in the eggs and milk.
  • Add in 1-3/4 cups of pumpkin puree.
  • Add the mix to a nine-inch purchased deep dish pie shell that has not been baked.
  • The filling should be even with the rim and you may have some leftover, particularly if you are using a shallow pie shell.
  • Bake on the bottom rack of your oven for ten minutes and then lower the heat to 350 degrees fahrenheit or 180 degrees celsius.
  • Bake until set or approximately 50 minutes longer.
  • If you want to eat the pie warm, make sure to let it sit for at least ten minutes before you cut it.


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Recipe Credit

This recipe appeared in Chatelaine magazine around 1992 and has been in my collection ever since. Chatelaine is a women's magazine that focuses on women's issues including health, food, social issues, decor, fashion, money and beauty.

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A Glass Pie Pan Is My Favorite

I have never tried slipping a purchased pie crust into a pan, but I should

For some reason, we prefer an attractive glass pie pan for our pies, particularly when we are making them from scratch. I expect that it must be because our grandmother and mother both used glass pans for their pies. Whatever the reason, a glass pan simply says 'homemade' to us.

© 2010 Treasures By Brenda

Are you a fan of pumpkin pie? Will you try your hand at this easy pumpkin pie recipe?

yonique88 on April 04, 2013:

I love the fact that this recipe is so easy

anonymous on November 21, 2012:

This is something a non-baking guy like me could accomplish.

KimGiancaterino on November 19, 2012:

Looks delicious. I'm definitely pastry challenged and love shortcuts like this.

neoglitch17 on November 19, 2012:

Do I really need to say that this looks absolutely DELICIOUS?!! Even with the cheating-crust it looks like a really yummy recipe. And the best part... you can roast the seeds for a salty snack too!Pumpkins FTW! Que vivan las auyamas! :D

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on November 14, 2012:

Pumpkin pie mmmmmm good! Nice lens!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on October 08, 2012:

Your pumpkin pie will of course be perfect for tonight's supper plans. A very happy Canadian Thanksgiving wish for you. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is filled with blessings of warmth, happiness, and love.

Tarra99 on September 29, 2012:

Mmmmm yes! Comfort food! Now I have a craving!

miaponzo on September 26, 2012:

I am having a serious craving for pumpkin pie!!! Blessed!

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on September 19, 2012:

Sounds very similar to my pumpkin pie recipe! Just might give this one a shot. Blessings! :)

AJ from Australia on April 07, 2012:

Easter Blessings to you - I hope you enjoy your time in the kitchen creating your wonderful recipes.

Susan300 on November 25, 2011:

Congratulation on making it onto the Best Pies Monsterboard! :)

anonymous on November 18, 2011:

Really great lens. Thanks for the receipes.

Christine Hulme from SE Kent, England on October 25, 2011:

I think I might- I've featured this lens on mine: Everything That Tastes Of Pumpkin.

huvalbd on October 04, 2011:

I prefer pumpkin pie made with individual spices instead of just some 'pumpkin pie spice' so I like your recipe already--and am sure I'll like it even more after I've baked it to eat!

blanckj on June 02, 2011:

pumpkin pie is the best.

Peter Murray from Izmir, Turkey on November 29, 2010:

I'm getting hungry

anonymous on November 23, 2010:

Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

hexagon on November 23, 2010:

I made pumpkin pie first time ever this year. I love pumpkin pie :-) Lovely lens.

catbehaviors on November 20, 2010:

I love pumpkin pie, and plan to make one from a real pumpkin this year. Great recipe!

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on November 16, 2010:

It's one of my favorite desserts. Can't wait to have some this Thanksgiving!

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on November 07, 2010:

This looks really tasty. Easy is always good, too. Squid Angel blessed!

Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on November 04, 2010:

LOVE pumpkin pie! EASY is always good. Beautifully formatted page here.

funcook on October 10, 2010:

Nice job. I just added you to my Pumpkin Pie Topping Ideas lens. Love the apron!

AslanBooks on September 18, 2010:

Great lens. I've lensrolled it to my "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds" and "Pumpkin Pie Recipes" lenses.

WhiteOak50 on September 17, 2010:

Yummy!! I love pumpkin pie, no cream, no ice cream, just plain by itself. But I also like pumpkin bread, muffins and cookies :0)

Robin S from USA on July 13, 2010:

I love pumpkin pie and your recipe looks delicious. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

VarietyWriter2 on July 07, 2010:

Looks delicious. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

happynutritionist on July 07, 2010:

mmmmm, i'm hot enough today that the fall look is appealing, and the pie does look yummy!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on July 07, 2010:

@aishu19: It is easy, watch for my similar apple pie page coming soon.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on July 07, 2010:

@clouda9 lm: You are welcome for the participation. Seems we have food in common....

Brookelorren LM on July 05, 2010:

I like to eat pumpkin pie during the holidays.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on July 04, 2010:

Pumpkin pie is one of my all time favorites! That is a pretty pie plate you have featured too.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on July 04, 2010:

@TreasuresBrenda: Thanks. That does help. I do miss the days of pre-made pie crust :)

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on July 04, 2010:

@RhondaAlbom: You have me there, I'm not sure what a shortcrust pastry is just what I think of an 'ordinary' pie crust, like you would use for a regular two-crusted pie. Hope that helps a bit.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on July 04, 2010:

This looks great. I will have to make the pie crust without cheating (sadly) because they don't sell them in New Zealand, I think. It is a shortcrust pastry, right?

clouda9 lm on July 03, 2010:

I love pumpkin pie during the holidays. As much as we like it in our house it is kinda weird that we forget about the rest of the year...oh well it is definitely something to look forward to. Appreciate your easy, peasy pumpkin pie share, thanks! Thank you for participating in the Food Lovers group over at Rocket Mom's.

aishu19 on July 03, 2010:

yummy! and that seems easy..I am going to try make it..considering that I have been craving for some good pie since last Thanksgiving.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on July 03, 2010:

mmmm... lensrolled to my pumpkin recipes lens

anonymous on July 02, 2010:

Fantastic lens, Brenda! I love the pumpkin shaped pie pan. Blessed :)

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on July 02, 2010:

Yes, I would try my hand at this recipe. I love pumpkin pie!

anonymous on July 02, 2010:

I love pumpkin pie and homemade is soooo much better than what I can get in the stores, even if it has a cheater crust. ;-)

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 02, 2010:

I agree - pumpkin pie is comfort food! This recipe sounds really good. I love the brown sugar part - I've never made pumpkin pie with brown sugar. I'll definitely be trying this recipe! Adorable pie pans, too!

bdkz on July 02, 2010:


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