Recipe for a delicious homemade Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon and spices


Tbs Butter (unsalted)
1 tin (425g 100% pumpkin)- In South Africa, you would need to make your own – here is a recipe I stumbled on, there are many more available and it’s super easy)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs Flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt (leave out if using salted butter above)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 lightly beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
1x 380g tin of evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1 ready rolled shortcrust pastry (usually weighs around 400g). You can choose to blind bake before as this will give you a crispier result. This is really not needed, but is a complete preference. Also note: shortcrust pastry is very easy to make if you have a little time.

How to
Preheat oven to 200C

Prepare pastry in a 25cm round pie dish, if you are blind baking at a higher temperature please remember to turn it back down to 200C.

In a saucepan: melt butter and add pumpkin

Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly

In a large separate bowl: add 1/2 cup white sugar, half cup brown sugar, flour, spices.

Add lightly beaten egg.

Using a hand whisk or wooden spoon, stir in the hot pumpkin mixture

Blend in the milk and evaporated milk

Lastly add the water.

Pour in to your pie shell

Bake at 200C for 1 hour. Keep an eye on pastry that has been blind baked, if you see the edges are getting very brown you can always cover the edges only in some foil.

Cool and serve with whipped heavy cream. Delicious served slightly warm.

Pie needs to be refrigerated if there is some left over.

This pie is delicious cold or warm. I love to take a slice and warm it in microwave.


*Originally published 24 October 2019



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Recipe courtesy of Fooding It – a food blog by Chandre’ Jones