The Best Pumpkin Pie

My grandma would make the best pies ever!  This pumpkin pie is smooth, thick, and creamy!  A must for the holidays and the best when served with a big scoop of whip cream on top. 🙂


My grandma was an amazing cook but an even better baker.  She knew how to make the best breads, cookies, and pies out there.   She made a home cooked meal each night for her eight children.  She spent most of her life in the kitchen and was the hardest working grandma I know.

My grandma sadly passed away just a few months ago and I can’t help but think how different Thanksgiving will be each year without her.   She would work busily the entire day in the kitchen making sure that we had an amazing meal ready.  I don’t think she would even sit down to eat for herself until late that night.  After we were done eating, the best part was when my grandma would walk downstairs and bring up all of the pies.   Oh man.  Her pies were truly the BEST!   I would always go first for her cherry pie followed by pumpkin.  Then another slice of cherry.  Followed by another slice.  There is always room for pie right?


 The pie starts with her perfect pie crust.  The crust is tender and flaky and melts in your mouth.  Then the pumpkin filling recipe came from the Libby’s can and is apparently a famous recipe and known to be the best.  Smooth, thick, and creamy with delicious spices and flavors.


Pumpkin pie is a must for the holidays.  You will love this recipe and will use it each time that you make your pumpkin pie!  It will become a family favorite!


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The Best Pumpkin Pie
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My grandma would make the best pies ever! This pumpkin pie is smooth, thick, and creamy! A must for the holidays and the best when served with a big scoop of whip cream on top. 🙂
Serves: 6-8
  • Grandma's Perfect Pie Crust Recipe
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 oz) Evaporated Milk
  • Pecans for garnish (optional)
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pie crust recipe and set aside. In a large bowl mix together sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves. Add eggs, canned pumpkin and evaporated milk. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the prepared pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  3. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours to completely cool. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with pecans and whipped cream if desired.


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hi! I love your website! One question, I live abroad and can’t get canned pumpkin. Any idea of how I can generate an alternative. I can get real life pumpkins! Thanks 🙂

    1. If you can’t find pumpkin, use carrots. Cook your cooked carrots, mix the exact same way you do pumpkin. Tastes like pumpkin pie, looks the same.

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