Southeast Dairy Association - Pumpkin Pie


Classic Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 pie (9 inch)
It wouldn’t be the holidays without the quintessential pumpkin pie on the dessert table. This one uses whole milk for an added creaminess. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Cook time may be 45-60 minutes.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
    Combine sugar and eggs with a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add pumpkin, milk, eggs and spices. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then turn oven temperature down to 350° and continue baking for 30-45 minutes, or until center of pie is firm. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve at room temperature.
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