Better than Costco Pumpkin Pie

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Okay, I really like Costco’s pumpkin pie, I think they do a pretty good job of making it light in texture and the spices are good. Overall, $6 for a large pumpkin pie that’s pretty good and already made is hard to beat. But I’m going to go out on a limb and match my pie against their’s.

This pumpkin pie recipe is full of warm autumn flavors like cloves and cinnamon, is perfectly sweet, and just the right texture. This is not a dense and heavy pumpkin pie, instead I think I met right in the middle with just enough pumpkin, just enough custard, and just enough spices, to make this pie one of the best I’ve ever had. I got together with a group of friends last week, and they all loved it too!

But why don’t you be the judge. Try this recipe out and tell us what you think. I think, everyone is looking for something slightly different when it comes to their perfect pumpkin pie, and I’d like to hear how you make yours, and what you’re looking for in a perfect pie. Happy Thanksgiving!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Better than Costco Pumpkin Pie
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A light in texture and full of flavor pumpkin pie that will have you wondering if you ever need to buy a pie again.
Recipe type: Pumpkin Pie, Thanksgiving
Serves/Makes: 8

  • Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • 3 Eggs
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • ½ tsp. Cloves
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can Pumpkin (or 1 ½ cups Cooked Pumpkin)
  • ¼ cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Tbs. Whole Milk or Half and Half

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, spices, and sweetened condensed milk together in a pot, over medium heat, continue whisking and adding pumpkin, then evaporated milk, and finally whole milk. Heat for approx. 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until filling thickens.
  2. Place filling in an air tight container and refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours.
  3. Pre-bake your pie crust, let it cool, then fill the crust with filling and bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool at room temperature for 2 hours, and then chill in the refrigerator.

Use your favorite pie crust recipe or store bought crust.
Here’s an awesome page from Paula Deen showing easy ways to decorate your pie crust!



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  1. I found you from Tidy Mom pie contest! I will be using this recipe for my pumpkin pie this year! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by Dede, I hope this recipe works out for you! Please let us know if you make any changes and how it turns out! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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