Happy Thanksgiving to our American Neighbours: The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This past Canadian Thanksgiving, I made my grandmother's famous pumpkin pie. This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember and is one of her best. I made it for a one of three Thanksgiving dinners at a friends house for a potluck and it was a hit! Even the few Irish who had never had a homemade pumpkin pie enjoyed it. Best served with a dollop of my family's secret whipping cream. 

The photos below show my grandmother's original recipe, which has been passed onto me as well as the baking process. 

Here's the recipe (just in case you can't read her handwriting) 

Pumpkin Pie: 

  • Mix together 3 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Add 4 lightly beaten eggs combine with 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Blend well with pumpkin mixture
  • Pour in 10 inch pie crust (I cheated and did not make my pie crust)
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes or until set