Easiest Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Holiday Classic In A Few Easy Steps

Pumpkin pie is one of those desserts that people either love and can't get enough of, or they hate.  In our house pumpkin pie is loved so much that nobody cares what I make for Thanksgiving, as long as there is plenty of pie to go around and be devoured mouthful by greedy mouthful.  You can, if you wish, make the pastry from scratch but it's so much easier to buy one, why not give yourself a break?  This is a dessert you can get the kids to help with-measuring and stirring is a fantastic activity for little ones, and gets them involved with the Thanksgiving dinner prep.


2 eggs
398 ml of canned pumpkin
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 unbaked pie shell (crust)

  In a large bowl, combine the canned pumpkin with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Stir until combined. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add to pumpkin mixture. Stir well. Add evaporated milk a gently stir until well combined. Pour into pie crust and bake at 425 F for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 350 F and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. It is finished when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on the stovetop, then cover with cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator.  To serve, top slices with real whipped cream, and enjoy!

Makes 1 pie

Adapted from ED Smith

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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