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Oh, My Great Pumpkin Pie

November 25, 2009

This recipe, perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday, is my husband’s favorite pie – The Great Pumpkin Pie. It’s based on the recipe from the cookbook Sweet Serendipity: Delicious Desserts & Devilish Dish. When I bake it, I prepare it with love. Which means I don’t measure to exacting standards so there may be an extra helping of sugar and spice and everything nice. The recipe as follows will yield one awe-inspiring 9-inch pie to feed 6 or more (depending on how you slice it).


  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place unbaked pie crust into pie dish and set aside.

2. Mix pumpkin, sugar, spices, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add the molasses, milk, eggs and beat until fully incorporated.

4. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Even out mixture for a smooth appearance.

5. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until the custard is slightly firm.

6. Allow the pie to cool to room temperature before slicing.

7. Store covered at room temperature. Serve wedges with whipped cream.


  • 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup


Combine cream and vanilla and mix well. With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, start whipping the cream on medium speed. Add the corn syrup slowly while beating. Whip until the cream holds soft peaks. Slather, drop, or dollop as your heart desires onto slice of pumpkin pie and serve. (Makes about 2 cups of whipped cream; up to 8 servings)

TIP: To avoid pie crust from burning while baking, cover the crust edges with strips of aluminum foil. Place the foil around the edge of the pie for the first 25 minutes of baking and then remove so the crust will brown slightly.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2009 7:29 PM

    My husband and I just finished making our first pumpkin pie from scratch. It was really good. Come visit our blog


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