Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Homemade fresh pumpkin pies are special, very special.

It's not every day I like to spend my entire day preparing for a holiday, but when it's a holiday, it must be done right, at least in our family.

Pumpkin pie is always made from fresh sugar pie pumpkins.

Every year we anticipate the arrival of those fresh little sugar pie pumpkins and can't wait to dive into the best tasting fresh pumpkin pie using those and mom's pie crust.

Sure it's a little work but the end results are fabulous in comparison to store-bought bar none!

It's really not that difficult, getting the pumpkin cooked is the first order of business and I do mine in a slow cooker overnight in water.

Another family favorite during Thanksgiving week we also make a delicious Classic Pumpkin Roll filled with cream cheese for dessert, it's a must on our holiday table.

If you really love pumpkin desserts, also try our no-bake Easy Pumpkin Fluff Pie along with our delicious Pumpkin Frappuccino.

Scroll through the many tips and suggestions before making a fresh pumpkin pie all these instructions is available to be printed in the recipe card below.

Pumpkin and Fall Spices We Love

There are so many recipes for pumpkin pie.

I love the taste of pumpkin therefore, our recipe isn't overpowering with spice.

If you love it a lot or less you can adapt this recipe any way you like it.

We enjoy a more of a cinnamon taste over a heavy taste of ginger, cloves, and nutmeg as we add to our Pumpkin Bread for that extra spicey flavor.

I actually love the color of this pie without weighing it down with all those dark spices.

A little goes a long way for me.

This pie is easy to make and just right in my opinion.

this is fresh baked homemade pumpkin pie made with fresh homemade pumpkin puree and homemade pie crust. The puree was made in a slow cooker and the pies are cooling on the the stove top.

Slow Cooker Puree

Mom always cut up her fresh pumpkin, cleaned it boiled it, and then mashed it.

Nope, not this girl I found the easiest way was to add the whole pumpkin to a slow cooker in water and let it roast overnight.

Slow cooker sugar pie pumpkin is the best tasting sweetest pumpkin for making pies!

Easy, no fuss, no cutting, and now we are ready to make a pie!

Other Suggestions

  • use butternut squash instead of pumpkin
  • substitute sweet potatoes for pumpkin
  • always used evaporated milk not whole milk or skim for best results
  • serve with freshly made whipped cream not topping
  • although roasting in the oven or slow cooker is recommended you can also cut up the pumpkin and boil it first for puree
  • if using fresh pumpkin be sure to always remove all the stringy insides always use the smooth fleshy parts of the pumpkin

Pumpkin Made Fresh Ditch the Canned!

The freshly made puree is the best, however, this recipe can be made with canned pumpkin.

This fresh sugar pie pumpkin puree will make the freshest smoothest custard you've ever tasted!.

Making your own over canned will make you a believer with that first bite you take.

I freeze the pureed pumpkin in little freezer bags and use it in all kinds of recipes that call for it, just drain the water out after it thaws out.

Ingredients you will need to make Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

The measurement below in the recipe card

  • freshly made pumpkin (or of course, you can use canned if you prefer)
  • cinnamon
  • brown and white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves
  • eggs
  • evaporated milk
  • deep pie crusts homemade or store-bought frozen shells
  • Garnish:
  • whipped cream whipped, canned, or use frozen non-dairy topping

A Special Treat

You can make homemade pie crust or use a deep dish frozen store-bought.

The pie crust homemade is delicious and my grandma and mom's recipe.

Again choose the preference they will still be a delicious pie either way

I like to use a leaf cutter to make a pretty edge around my pies.

this is a pretty leaf cookie cutter to make a special edge around the pies to look fall and pretty for Thanksgiving holiday pies

Tools You Will or May Need

  • Slow Cooker for roasting sugar pumpkins
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pie plates
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cookie sheet if you roast in the oven
  • Parchment paper for the making pumpkin seeds
  • Spatula
  • Mixing spoons


  1. make your own puree roasted or place the sugar pie pumpkin in the slow cooker overnight
  2. always use sugar pie pumpkins (smaller and sweeter for pies)
  3. make your own crust or use a frozen crust
  4. keep the leftover pie in the refrigerator
  5. pies can be frozen baked for up to 3 months covered
  6. serve with whipped cream and either a drizzle of warm caramel or cinnamon sugar
  7. before baking add cinnamon and sugar to the bottom of the crust for a spiced up crusted flavoring

Don't forget to save the seeds from your pumpkin, to make homemade pumpkin seeds.

More Pumpkin Recipes:

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Turnovers

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A Little Extra Work

I always love to make Holiday time special, that's why I always make out traditional homemade freshly baked pumpkin pie from scratch.

Although when I was working full time, I never had a lot of time to prepare everything from scratch working on Thanksgiving.

If I had to do anything semi-homemade it was always the crust, not the filling.

I always found time to make homemade pumpkin puree in the slow cooker for this fresh Pumpkin pie.

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
This is a freshly baked homemade pumpkin pie recipe handed down for generations. My mom and grandmother always made this easy homemade pumpkin puree in a fresh-baked pie crust during the Thanksgiving holiday.


  • 16 ounces of freshly made pumpkin around 2 cups ( get the instructions here)
  • (or of course, you can use canned if you prefer)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
  • 3/4 cup mixture of brown and white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 12- ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 2 regular deep pie crusts homemade or store-bought frozen shells
  • Garnish:
  • whipped cream whipped, canned, or use frozen non-dairy topping


  1. Beat all ingredients except the whipped topping together just until smooth and blended then pour into two regular deep pie crusts ( not cooked a raw pie dough).
  2. Bake at 350 degrees until pie is set in the middle around 40 minutes.
  3. Cool, refrigerate. Top with freshly whipped cream.
  4. Note: these pie freeze well raw and cook while still frozen with the same directions above.



  1. make your own puree roasted or place the sugar pie pumpkin in the slow cooker overnight
  2. always use sugar pie pumpkins (smaller and sweeter for pies)
  3. make your own crust or use a frozen crust
  4. keep the leftover pie in the refrigerator
  5. pies can be frozen and baked for up to 3 months covered
  6. serve with whipped cream and either a drizzle of warm caramel or cinnamon sugar
  7. before baking add cinnamon and sugar to the bottom of the crust for a spiced-up crusted flavoring

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2018


  1. Every year it's a family tradition for my daughters and I to make fresh pumpkin pies together. Your delicious pies have me so excited about the upcoming fall season. They look absolutely delicious!

  2. Pumpkin pie is my ALLTIME favorite dessert and I love that you use your mom's recipe every year. These pies look scrumptious and ready for a big dollop of whipped cream!

  3. Oh, I love pumpkin recipes. This recipe looks very tasty! I definitely want to try it. Yum!

  4. There is nothing like homemade and that includes getting the pumpkin fresh from the Farmer's Market. And making a tried and true recipe that came to us from our loved ones keeps the tradition going. That's what makes holidays with their meals so special.

  5. I'm so happy fall is almost here. I will miss summer but love the flavors of fall, pumpkin pies, apple pies - such a warm fuzzy feeling. I love how simple and easy this recipe is.

  6. There is something extra special about making your own puree for a pumpkin pie! The taste is sooooo fantastic!

  7. Favorite pumpkin pie recipe! Looks amazing and makes me hungry. Love everything about this recipe! I can not wait for Thanksgiving to try this unique recipe.

  8. You are so right...the simplicity of a fresh pumpkin pie is awesome! I have never made homemade crust, maybe this year I will try this recipe. I love the holidays!

  9. This pumpkin pie looks incredibly delicious! A must try recipe during this pumpkin season! Yum!

  10. What would the holidays be without pumpkin pie. But I haven't tried it with real pumpkin so I think I've been cheating my family and guests. This is certainly going to be on my bucket list to make. Pumpkin pie from scratch. No Cheating!!

  11. Your pies look heavenly! I love a good Pumpkin Pie, and I like you, prefer it to be less spiced and more pumpkin!! Delish <3

  12. "Mom's" recipes are always the best! They are the ones that need to be taken from one generation to another. Such recipes define families, so they are incredibly important to hold on to. And I really appreciate when people share theirs. Thank you so much for sharing this pumpkin pie recipe - fantastic recipe and great story!

  13. My all time favorite pie but I am really loving that this is homemade completely! Love it!

  14. I'm with you,recipes made from scratch are ALWAYS better than store bought! This looks like a fabulous classic pumpkin pie!

  15. Oh wow, this is so good! I love that it's made with freshly made pumpkin - always my favorite! - Micki

  16. Your Fresh Pumpkin Pie looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. They look absolutely delicious, perfect to welcome fall.

  18. This is so heavenly!! Perfect fall treat!

  19. I love how you used freshly made pumpkin, which I've never tried before. I'm also with you and think I'll try your method of cooking it in the slow cooker too. This is going to be a great pie!

  20. I am so excited for all the pumpkin recipes, and pumpkin pie is always a favourite in our house.

  21. I love that you used freshly made pumpkin puree here in this recipe. I'm going to bake this pie for my boys.

  22. Pumpkin pie is a staple here around the holidays. It's nice to see a recipe that uses fresh pumpkin.

  23. One of my favorite fall desserts for sure! I love that we can use fresh pumpkin puree for this. Delicious with all that spice!

  24. This Fresh pumpkin pie looks delicious I would love to try it. This is so yum with bowl of vanilla ice cream.


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