About this recipe: This is the pumpkin pie that my mother has made for years. It is a rich pie with just the right amount of spices.
You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.
This recipe makes a really great pumpkin pie! I made it for Thanksgiving (still celebrate it even though I live in the UK now!) and it is exactly what I wanted. I had lots of filling leftover so made 2. I used pureed pumpkin that I made from Halloween pumpkins and had in the freezer. For the crust, I used the recipe on Allrecipes.com for Miracle Baking Powder Pie Crust and used butter instead of shortening. Served with some squirty cream and it was just gorgeous! - 22 Nov 2012
I rated this 5 stars because my husband said it was the best pumpkin pie he's ever had. I reduced the milk to 1 cup, and also made my own pumpkin puree - not hard, ladies! Get a pie pumpkin, remove the seeds, cut it up into 6 or 8 chunks, place it in a pan with 1/2" of water, cover with foil and bake at 375 degress for about an hour, or until a knife slides easily into the flesh. Let cool, and scrape the pumpkin away from the rind. Mash it up as best you can, then take other's advice and put the puree into a colander and let it drip into a bowl (cover the whole thing with plastic wrap and set it in the frig overnight). This should help avoid having such a watery pie like many have encountered. Also, once I combined the pie filling ingredients, I ran it all through my blender to smooth it out. The end result was an incredibly silky texture... This is not a dense, orange pie like you get from a can. Much lighter in color and more delicate. (A little more spice probably wouldn't hurt.) Consider decreasing your oven temp by 15 degrees & baking a little longer till the center sets up. Your crust will thank you. - 17 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this recipe for my in-laws, My father in law is an old fashion pie lover. His Mother used to make the best pies (so I have been told)! Well No one has ever been able to recreate that twinkle in his eye like his mom used to get when he hate her pies, Until now! He loved it so much that he requested I make more so he can take them home and keep them in the freezer so he can have a taste whenever he wants! He said it was just like how mom used to make, with tears in his eyes!! VERY WELL DONE RECIPE!!!! VERY MUCH ENJOYED, will use again! - 06 Oct 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)