Pumpkin Pie Recipe: How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pies

Fall has arrived, and that means it’s time to start thinking about homemade pumpkin pie! This is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving (or any day of the year). Not only is homemade pumpkin pie better than what you can buy at the store, but it also saves you money. Pumpkin pies are so easy to make, too–you just need a few ingredients and some time in the oven. Follow these steps below to learn how to make homemade pumpkin pies!

What Ingredients are Needed for a Pumpkin Pie?

The ingredients needed for homemade pumpkin pie are very simple. You’ll need the following:

– Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

– Eggs 

– Sugar 

– Milk or Heavy Cream (you can also use evaporated milk, but heavy cream tastes better!)

How to Make a Homemade Pie Crust?

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Make sure it’s fully heated before baking the homemade pumpkin pies! There are lots of different pie crust recipes out there–if you’re not sure which one is best for homemade pumpkin pies, just use a simple recipe that calls only for flour and salt. Or skip making homemade pie crust and instead buy a pre-made graham cracker or cookie crumb crust.

How to Make a Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Homemade pumpkin pie spice can be homemade by mixing together ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Then you’ll need to add some salt because homemade pumpkin pies use unsalted butter instead of regular salted butter!

How Long Does it Take to Bake Pumpkin Pies?

It takes approximately 50-55 minutes for homemade pumpkin pies to bake in an oven at 375 degrees. The time may be slightly shorter or longer depending on the thickness of your homemade pumpkin pie.


What is Pumpkin Pie Spice made of?

Pumpkin pie spice is a homemade blend of spices that are commonly found in pumpkin pies. Pumpkin pie spice includes ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

What is a Substitute for Pumpkin Pie Spice?

You can always make homemade pumpkin pie spice by mixing together ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Or if you don’t have those spices on hand or prefer to save time, just use a pre-made pumpkin pie seasoning blend!

What Spice Can I Use Instead of Allspice?

Allspice is a spice that has the flavor of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg combined. If you don’t have allspice on hand or prefer not to use it in homemade pumpkin pies, try using ground ginger instead!

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