Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 (9-1/2-inch) deep-dish pie, or 8 to 10 servings

For this pumpkin pie recipe you don’t need to buy a prepared crust or filling to begin. This recipe starts with a simple press-in crust so there’s no need for a rolling pin. The filling is made with canned pumpkin purée, spices, eggs, and condensed milk so it only takes a few minutes to mix together. And after an hour in the oven, you’ll have a proper pumpkin pie to end Thanksgiving dinner.

Game plan: This pumpkin pie can be made and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance. Let it come to room temperature before serving.

INGREDIENTS

For the crust:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

For the pie:

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie mix)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
For the crust:

  1. Stir the butter, oil, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Add the measured flour and stir until a soft dough forms.
  2. Sprinkle the dough in small clumps over the bottom of a 9-1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate. Using a measuring cup or your fingers, evenly press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the plate (flour the cup or your fingers occasionally to prevent sticking). Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

For the pie:

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the lower third. Place a baking sheet on the rack while the oven is heating.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the whipped cream in a large bowl and whisk until smooth and combined. Pour into the chilled pie crust.
  3. Place the pie on the hot baking sheet and bake until the top starts to brown and the filling is set but still jiggles slightly in the center, about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven to a wire rack and let cool completely before serving. Top slices of the pie with whipped cream, if desired.