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Pumpkin pie with homemade graham cracker crust


1h 10 min





About the Recipe

Pumpkin pie is a traditional dessert that is commonly served during the fall and winter months, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Typically, it is made with a sweet pumpkin custard filling that is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, and baked in a flaky pie crust.
The history of pumpkin pie in America dates back to the early settlers, who learned to make the dish from Native American tribes. However, the pumpkin pies of that time were quite different from the ones we enjoy today, as they were often made by hollowing out a pumpkin, filling it with milk, honey, and spices, and then baking it in hot ashes.
Today, pumpkin pie remains a beloved dessert that is enjoyed by many. It can be served with whipped cream, ice cream, or even a drizzle of caramel sauce for added flavor. Whether you're making it from scratch or picking up a pie from your local bakery, pumpkin pie is sure to be a delicious and comforting treat that will warm your heart and your taste buds.


graham cracker crust (1 box of graham crackers)
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground gloves

You can also use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt



Making a graham cracker crust is a simple and delicious way to enhance the flavor of your favorite pies and desserts. Follow these easy steps to make a perfect graham cracker crust:


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs - crush the graham crackers using a food processor, or with a mallet in a Ziploc baggie covered with a cloth.

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C)., and melt the butter in a small sauce pan.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and cooled down melted butter. Stir until the mixture is evenly moistened.

Step 3
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish or tart pan.

Step 4

Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Remove it from the oven and let it cool completely before filling it with your desired filling.


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C).

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until smooth.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into cool, baked graham cracker crust.
Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C) and continue baking for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean.

Step 4

Let the pie cool down on a wire rack for 2 hours before serving. Serve it with some whipped heavy cream.

Enjoy your homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top!
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