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better than libby's pumpkin pie! sshhh! hehe

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

Sorry, Libby's; but mine is better, hands down. Everyone flips and asks for my recipe and then makes it their new holiday tradition, as well. Yours is good. Mine is just a lil' better. ;) Hope you all enjoy this as much as we do. More than happy to share! Happy Holidays!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Rich and creamy, this is a much better pumpkin pie recipe than is found on the can. Don't get us wrong, it's a great recipe. We love the spices Kelly adds. That's what makes this pumpkin pie recipe special. If you're not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie spice, you'll love this. It's heavier on the cinnamon. Ginger and nutmeg are more subtle. A delicious holiday pie topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For better than libby's pumpkin pie! sshhh! hehe

  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 lg
    large eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 can
    Libby's solid pumpkin, don't sub puree (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • 1
    unbaked 9" deepdish pie pastry, homemade or pillsbury sheet
  • sweetened whipped cream, Cool Whip or Ready Whip

How To Make better than libby's pumpkin pie! sshhh! hehe

  • Whisked eggs in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, beat eggs with a whisk.
  • Pumpkin whisked into the eggs.
    Whisk in pumpkin stirring with the whisk.
  • Whisking in sugar, salt, and spices.
    Whisk in sugar, salt, and spices, again stirring in with a whisk.
  • Whisking in vanilla extract.
    Stir in vanilla.
  • Adding evaporated milk to the pumpkin.
    Slowly whisk in evaporated milk. (I always stir everything with a whisk, it stirs everything in better.)
  • Batter poured into a pie shell.
    Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Pumpkin pie baking in the oven.
    Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce temp to 350 and bake 40-50 minutes longer. Pie is done when very center jiggles a little, like Jell-O and knife inserted about midway comes out clean.
  • Cooled Better Than Libby's Pumpkin Pie.
    Cool for about 2 hours before serving. The pie will set up completely as it cools. *You can also make 2 (9") shallow pies out of this if desired.

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