The Best and Easiest Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Your Fall Table

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No autumn culinary adventure is complete without the quintessential Pumpkin Pie gracing your table. This classic recipe adapted from Country Living magazine is a testament to simplicity yielding exceptional rewards. Whether you opt for store-bought or embark on a homemade pie crust, and whether you reach for canned pumpkin or freshly roasted, this recipe promises a velvety, luscious filling that’s sure to delight. And if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, the burnt sugar brulée topping adds a mesmerizing finale. A true holiday favorite that will earn its place on your table year after year.


For the Pie:

  • 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Brulée Topping (Optional):

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Kitchen torch (for caramelizing)


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the canned pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and salt. Mix until smooth.
  3. Pour into Pie Crust:
    • Pour the pumpkin mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth the top.
  4. Bake and Cool:
    • Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes, or until the pie is set. Allow the pie to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Prepare the Brulée Topping (Optional):
    • Sprinkle an even layer of granulated sugar on top of the cooled pie. Using a kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar until it forms a golden, crispy top.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice and serve the pie, savoring each velvety bite.

Pro Tips:

  • For an extra touch, serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This Best and Easiest Pumpkin Pie is a masterpiece of simplicity and flavor. Whether you top it with a burnt sugar brulée or let its unadorned beauty shine, it’s destined to become a cherished tradition at your holiday gatherings.

Note: Recipe adapted from Country Living magazine.

Disclaimer: Recipe details and measurements are subject to personal preference and dietary restrictions. Adjustments can be made as needed.

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