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Libby’s Classic Pumpkin Pie Grandma’s Easy Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the warm memories of grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, for dessert for the holidays. Homemade pumpkin pie is a delicious traditional holiday pie that brings back the memories of Christmas and Thanksgiving. 

You are going to love this easy pumpkin pie recipe that brings together the nostalgia of homemade pumpkin pie with the convenience of canned pumpkin purée. 

This pumpkin pie isn’t merely a dessert—it’s absolute perfection, a family favorite that has been passed down through generations. If you have a family pie plate, you want to use it for grandma’s pumpkin pie and make grandma smile when she sees the delicious homemade pumpkin pie made and her traditional favorite pie plate. 

Libby's Classic Pumpkin Pie Grandma's Easy Recipe Two slices of pumpkin pie each on the white plate with a fork in the high in the pie plate at the upper right and the glass pumpkin decoration and the left of the black cake server top view.

The History of Pumpkin Pie and the Thanksgiving Celebration

  • Pumpkins were among the crops harvested for the first Thanksgiving. They had a crop of fresh pumpkins for recipes.
  • Pumpkins were used for decorating, but not carved like modern jack-o’-lanterns. Instead, they were likely hollowed out and filled with other foods.
  • Pumpkins were a vital source of nutrition during winter. They were used in savory dishes like stews and roasted.
  • While the pilgrims may not have made our traditional homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkins were a vital source of nutrition during winter. They were used in savory dishes like stews and roasted.
  • While there’s no specific record of pumpkin pie at the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrims did make pies with other ingredients like berries and seafood.
  • Pumpkin dishes have become synonymous with modern Thanksgiving. The pumpkin pie we know today wasn’t standardized until the 19th century.

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Libby's Classic Pumpkin Pie Grandma's Easy Recipe one piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on the top and a fourth of the bag taken out looking straight on with the client and server in the background with a glass pumpkin also in the background.

Buonpane Family Love of Pie

Thanksgiving just would not be the same without one pumpkin pie. Not all of the kids love pumpkin pie but Jim and I remember our mothers and grandmothers making a traditional homemade pumpkin pie.

Now that I am the grandma I am keeping up the tradition of having a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. But we now have younger adults who ask for all the best pies.

Each year now our kids ask for apple pie. I have a traditional apple recipe and our new favorite is a Dutch Apple Crumble Pie. And our new family favorite Pecan Pie.

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Libby's Classic Pumpkin Pie Grandma's Easy Recipe one slice of pumpkin pie I don't want to play with yellow and green flowered trim fork on the plate the pie in the background and two pumpkins with acorns and leaves decorating the counter.

Pumpkin Puree from a Pie Pumpkin

When we were first married I would buy a pumpkin pie pumpkin for fresh pumpkin. It took some doing to peel and then boil as you would a potato or you can bake in the oven like acorn squash.

Cut in half and scoop out the seeds (save them for later). Put the pumpkin halfs on a baking pan cut side down and bake at 400° for 40 to 45 minutes. Let the halves cool, scoop out the inside, and put in a food processor or blender and puree.

Homemade does not mean that everything has to be made from scratch. But soon after I became a mother and had little ones in the house I used the basic Libby canned pumpkin. (not pumpkin pie filling mix).

One pie shell crust and a pie pan flute an edge on a white coumter.

Ingredients Needed for Grandma’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

  • One Bottom Pie Crust. Find my easy homemade pie crust here. (You can also use a prepared pie crust, no judgment here.)
  • Libby’s Pure Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling mix).
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • ​Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Cloves
  • (Can substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice )
  • 2 Whole Large Eggs at room temperature
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Whipping Cream for Topping. 
One whole pumpkin pie the pie filling in the pie crust on a cookie sheet and a white counter.

How to Make Libby’s Classic Pumpkin Pie

  1. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, salt ginger, and cloves.
  2. Add in 2 beaten eggs
  3. Next, stir in the pumpkin and the evaporated milk, and mix well.
  4. Pour into the unbaked pie shell crust
  5. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes
  6. Then reduce the temperature to 350° and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Test the center of the pie with a knife or toothpick.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Top with whipping cream

Homemade pumpkin pie is all about the love you add as you teach the younger generation all of the family traditions around pies for the holidays.  It is up to you how much from scratch you want your recipe. Just take the time to teach your little ones that pies out of the oven are one of the best family traditional smells.

Libby's Classic Pumpkin Pie Grandma's Easy Recipe Close up top you have one slice of pumpkin pie cream on the top plate.

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Classic Homemade Pumpkin Pie

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The Classic Pumpkin Pie from the can of Libby Pure Pumpkin to make one pie.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 Bottom Pie Crust
  • 1 Can (15 oz) Libby Pure Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling mix).
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 large Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 can Evaporate Milk (12 oz)
  • Whipping Cream for topping.

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, salt ginger, and cloves.
  2. Add in 2 beaten eggs
  3. Next, stir in the pumpkin and the evaporated milk and mix well.
  4. Pour into the unbaked pie shell crust
  5. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes
  6. Then reduce the temperature to 350° and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Test the center of the pie with a knife or toothpick.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Top with whipping cream

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Top of the picture is one piece of pumpkin pie and forgot my front bottom of the picture is the whole pumpkin pie to pumpkins some acorns and pinecones and leaves on a White counter.

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  1. I think that I could eat pumpkin pie every day! Thank you for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday.

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