My Favorite Pumpkin Pie

What’s the most important part of Thanksgiving day dinner???  The PIE of course!  Well it is for me.  I can overlook a dry turkey,  or rolls that aren’t perfect, and I don’t even touch the sweet potatoes. However if the pie isn’t good…, well then dinner’s a bust.  Having said that, there aren’t very many pies I have ever come in contact with that I haven’t loved.

My favorite pie however is Pumpkin Pie and lately Pecan Pie.  MMMmmmmm they are so tasty.  I’m going share with you all today how I make my pumpkin pie.  I take a couple of short cuts so it’s really easy.

First you need to get your pie filling.  Make sure you get the pumpkin puree not the canned pie filling.  In my opinion the puree tastes better and you can add the spices you like.  I always start with the recipe on the back of the Libby’s Pumpkin Puree.  I like to use the big can and make two pies at the same time.  You know one for me, and one for everyone else.

Add all the sugar and spices together, before you pour them into the puree mixture.

After you add your sugar, spices, condensed milk, and eggs.  Give it a small taste.  I ALWAYS add more spices to my pie.  I like to taste the cinnamon and clove.  I also add just a dash of nutmeg (which isn’t in the recipe).

After you have it all mixed together pour it into your pie shells.  You can take the time to make your own pie crust, my mom always did.  However I’m not great at pie crusts so I get the frozen ones already in the pie pan.  I have to say they are pretty tasty!

You can fill the pie crusts pretty full because they wont rise.  However I always put a cookie sheet under my pies while they are cooking just in case they overflow.

If the crust starts to get to brown you can lightly cover them with tinfoil.  Cook according to the directions.

I like to check if they are done with a metal knife.  Why? Because my mom does, that’s the only reason.

This one cracked a little bit, I don’t know why.

I like to serve mine with plenty of whipped cream dusted with a little bit of clove or cinnamon.  I love that you can see the spice in the pie.

If you are looking for an awesome Pecan Pie recipe check out the one from The Pioneer Woman.  I make it all the time and it is Delicious!!

This year we are putting together a Thanksgiving Day Dinner, we hope you all will join us at our Virtual Table, hop from blog to blog {or table to table} for each dish of the meal.

Check out the other courses at our virtual Thanksgiving Table today – some awesome blogs have every course covered!

Leaf Placecard Tutorial at One Artsy Mama

Cheeseball Appetizer at Create.Craft.Love (left)
and Hot Cheese Dip and Cracker Tray at Jessie Street Designs (right)

Tips For Cooking a Perfect Turkey at Ladybird Ln. (right)
and Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes at Artsy Fartsy Mama (left)

Save oven space with Repeat Crafter Me’s Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole (left)
Cranberry Marshmallow Salad at Happy Hour Projects (center)
Cheddar Tea Biscuits at Becoming Martha (right)

Classic Warm Apple Crisp at Chase the Star (left)
Seven Alive’s Favorite Pumpkin Pie (right)

Turkey Cookies at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts (left)
Pilgrim Hat Cookies at Wait Til Your Father Gets Home (right)

I hope you enjoyed this recipe round up, and you check out my friends’ favorites today too!  What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?


  1. This looks so good, Kadie! I love the smell of pie cooking in the house. Makes it feel like the holidays! Splendid job my dear!

  2. I saw this awesome idea over at Becoming Martha’s blog as well! How stinkin clever! And yes, pie is totally the most important part!! 😉

  3. Kadie, it looks delicious!! (I use the frozen crusts too.) Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Looks yummy! Gotta have the whipped cream!! 🙂

  5. Your post is making me very hungry, and I just ate! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. Ohhh…I love it when it’s got enough cinnamon and spices that you can see them. Looks so tasty!! I like to sprinkle nutmeg on top of mine. Glad to be celebrating with you today, friend!

  7. Mmmm,…Kadie, this looks amazing. I think pumpkin is my favourite pie. I love how you make two, one for you, lol.

  8. Pumpkin Pie is our favorite! But I am sad to say I have never attempted it myself..I always get the one at Costco 🙂 But I think this recipe is totally do-able! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  9. I always make the recipe on the can…can’t go wrong!! Pinning :o)

  10. Looks great!! My husband always makes this recipe too! I will make sure he adds the extra spices this year! Looks great with the whipped cream too!
    Barbara at Chase the Star


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