The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe !

The basic Pumpkin Pie Recipe has been on LIBBY'S® canned pumpkin labels since 1950!

This pumpkin pie is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. Just mix, pour and bake for a delicious homemade tradition.

I won't make any pumpkin pie if I can't make it with Libby's! This is a very rare statement from me since I usually believe “scratch” is “best.”

For many Americans, this IS the “go-to” pumpkin pie recipe. It's without a doubt considered to be the best!

This pumpkin pie is Libby’s recipe with one change. I use dark brown sugar. The restaurant guests love it!

Note: The pumpkin is actually native to the continent of North America with evidence dating it between 7000 and 5500 BC in Mexico.

The traditional method for preparing a pumpkin pie involves the use of a "pie pumpkin" which is about six to eight inches in diameter. The pumpkin is sliced in half, and the seeds removed. The two halves are then heated until soft.

The pulp is scooped out and pureed (in a blender in today’s world).

The blended and cooked pulp is then mixed with eggs, evaporated and/or sweetened condensed milk, sugar, nutmeg, and other spices (e.g., ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, mace), then baked in a pie shell.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

An American Holiday Tradition ...A Great One

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Makes One 9-10 inch pie


  • 1 One pound Libby’s canned pumpkin (2 cups for recipe)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

(Note: You can substitute 1 scant tablespoon pumpkin pie spice for the four spices listed.)

  • Pecans (plain or sugared) and/or whipping cream (options)


  • Prepare and roll out pie crust
  • Ease it gently into a 9- or 10-inch pie pan (try not to stretch it) 
  • Flute edges as desired and set it aside (Note: This filling recipe is generous.  When using a 9-inch pie pan, be sure to flute the edges high, to incorporate the filling and avoid spills and drips)
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, and honey in a large bowl
  • Add the eggs and beat well
  • Stir in the cream and milk until well blended
  • Add the spices and stir to blend.  Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the filling is set (it will still move slightly in the middle)
  • Top it off with pecans and/or whipped cream, if you wish

There you have it! The BEST pumpkin pie recipe! (Throw away any others you have.)

Pumpkin Pie ....

Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,

From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;

When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board

The old broken links of affection restored;

When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,

And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,

What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

John Greenleaf Whittier (1850)

Enjoy your pumpkin pie recipe and the company of those you share it with.


Did you know? The world's largest pumpkin pie was made in New Bremen, Ohio, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest.

It was made on September 25, 2010, and consisted of 1,212 pounds of canned pumpkin, 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 2,796 eggs, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, and 525 pounds of sugar.

The final pie weighed 3,699 pounds and measured 20 feet in diameter.

I don’t know if everyone in attendance got a slice. ;-)