Pumpkin Pie

"A man is better pleased when he has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."

- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.





Classic Pumpkin Pie


Submitted by:

Stacey D-J



Preparation time:

1 hour, 10 minutes


9-inch pie shell, unbaked

2 eggs or 4 yolks

¾ cup brown sugar, packed

1 ½ cup cooked, mashed pumpkin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (may substitute molasses)

¼ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cup scalded milk


Whisk together eggs and milk; add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Pour into prepared pie shell.  Bake 40-50 minutes at 425° or until center is set.  Cool before serving.    


I make this with egg whites and low-fat milk, and it turns out great.  Also make it without the crust and serve as pumpkin pudding…