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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Pumpkin Pie Recipe (Reposted by request)

Photos by Salt Water New England

Reader question:
I was so excited to pick up a few cans of One Pie at the Stop & Shop on our recent trip to Nantucket (sadly we don't have One Pie here). I could've sworn I'd seen a post on the site for the One Pie Pumpkin Pie recipe (I know it's on the can, but I thought there were adaptations in the post, as well as wonderful suggestions from your readers in the comments.)  
Now I can't seem to find the original post. Can you help?  Thanks so much.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe

1 15 oz can of pumpkin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 ½ Tablespoon melted butter
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
⅛ cup molasses
2 eggs

Combine ingredients and stir.

The filling recipe comes from the back of the One Pie Pumpkin can. 
Ingredients for Crust

1 cup white flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour (If whole wheat flour is anathema, use all white instead. Whole wheat gives it better flavor.)
1 teaspoon salt (don't leave out)
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup whole milk

Mix together, divide in half.
Roll each half flat between two pieces of waxed paper.

Back to Pumpkin Pie

Put in 9 inch pie pan (with crust).
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 (I turn down to 375).
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or more.


  1. Those are some great old forks. I always love the (very) old silver you have! I always think of it as a way to remember the family members (or other folks) who used it before and reflect on their lives.

  2. The only pumpkin food I like anymore

  3. My dear sweet sister says that the highest compliment a Southerner can give a pumpkin pie is: Oh my, that is so good. It tastes just like sweet potato pie.

  4. Canned pumpkin...the next thing you know, people will be wearing fleece when they eat pumpkin pie.

    1. Oh, such a snoot you are.

    2. Dearest Anonymous; November 12, 2018 at 2:44 PM
      hmmm...just HOW do YOU know this?

    3. I have cooked up many a pumpkin in my time. Not ALL canned pumpkin is bad, years ago canned "pumpkin" was generally squash. But I have found that if you look at the nutrition label for a serving size of 1/2 cup if the calorie count is 50 then it is pumpkin, if the calorie count is 40 it tastes odd and is presumably squash. The big advantage of canned pumpkin is the consistent moisture content for quick breads, pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips still warm from the oven, yum!

  5. Do you need to blind bake the crust first? I’ve never made a pie crust without butter or a pumpkin pie filling without evaporated milk (the Libby’s recipe)...but I may give this recipe a try and compare.

  6. Thank you so very much!

  7. Two thumbs up for your pumpkin pie recipe! I made this yesterday with the major modification of going crust-less. I know, sacrilege to some, but I used to make pie crust perfection until they changed the Crisco formulation. Anyway, I halved the salt and put 3 drops of Angostura bitters in one of the pies. Baked them one at a time for 20 minutes on high in a 700 watt microwave oven in oval shaped 8X6 bakers. In the taste test, my husband and I first tasted both pies by themselves. And then with the addition of whipped cream and some Annas Swedish thin ginger cookies on the side. We agreed that the bitters and ginger cookies added something special. Overall, we loved the texture and wonderfully old fashioned taste. Considering that my husband views pumpkin pie as his most favored food. "Keep this in the rotation" is high praise indeed. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. I'm assuming the 1/2 nutmeg, is 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg - but have learned in life to never assume.

  9. I am originally from Maine, but have lived in the Midwest for a number of years. A few years ago my parents returned from a trip to the coast with several cans of One Pie that we gladly ate that autumn. When I look online it is challenging to find it. Can anyone confirm that it is still being sold, even in New England? I don't want to send my remaining coastal relatives on a fool's errand by requesting some!

    1. It absolutely is still being sold.

    2. Thank you, Patsy! My autumn likely just got tastier and a bit more nostalgic!

  10. I'd love a slice....
    The New Jersey Yankee