Easy as Pumpkin Pie

Leaves are changing colours and it’s getting colder. I was forced to dig through the ceder closet and find that jacket I haven’t touched in over a year. But then I found $5 in the pocket! Maybe fall won’t be that bad after all! Who am I kidding, it’s Canada and the winter is always bad. But it’s what we Canadians do best! Survive Winter.

And of course, the best dessert to have during these few months is fresh pumpkin pie. Want to know how to make an easy pumpkin pie that will be sure to have everyone giving you compliments? Then continue reading!

Close up Pumpkin Pie

Baked Quarter PumpkinSo how exactly do you make this easy as pie pumpkin pie? Buy the crust of course! But that’s where most of the cheating stops. When I made this recipe I used a real pumpkin! Pumpkins are HUGE. But don’t let that stop you, they are extremely easy to bake. All you have to do is cut it up, gut it, and bake till tender. Once the pumpkin was done, I scooped out the soft innards. Below is the full recipe:

  • 1 quarter of a baked pumpkin
  • 2 package of frozen pie crusts
  • 1.5 C white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C of vanilla almond milk

Pie Crust Rolled outNow I promised tons of compliments on this dessert, didn’t I? Well this is how your are going to get them. Your two frozen pie crusts are going to be the bottom of your pies. For the tops we are going to make a simple pie crust recipe that’s usually on the inside of a Crisco package:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water


Pie Crust Cut Outs


With dough all made up, you’re going to roll it out and cut out designs using pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma. This will create amazing embellished tops! When I bought them they were also selling thanksgiving themed cut outs, but I couldn’t rationalize spending so much money on a turkey cut-out that I would only use… probably never. Click HERE to follow the link to see the cut outs. These are very easy to use, all you have to do it place the cutters over the dough and press down the spring loaded shape to insert the added design. What’s not easy to do? Restrain myself from buying out the entire Williams-Sonoma. Stupid expensive store full of beautiful cookware…

Finish these extravagant pies off by baking the crusts according to the directions on the label. Then fill them with the pumpkin pie mixture. Top it off with your gorgeous design & bake at 350 till the filling sets. Double check by shaking the pie and seeing if the middle jiggles. And remember to act modest when everyone tells you how amazing your pies look! “Oh this? It was nothing…”

Unbaked Pumpkin Pie


About Adi

A baker, a food scientist and an overall lover of new food creations

2 responses to “Easy as Pumpkin Pie

  1. Wow tht’s such a helpful post! Should try it soon! When you do have the time, do visit my new space 😀

  2. Lorraine

    Your pumpkin pie looks awesome! I love pumpkin pie 🙂
    There is a PC Pumpkin Pie ice cream I think you should try!

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