Perfect Pumpkin Pie

November 15th 2021

Today Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney, is making Perfect Pumpkin Pie. This recipe is simple, easy and delicious - the perfect ending to your holiday feast!

When mixing, don’t forget to scrape the sides of your bowl with rubber spatula to clear the sides and keep your batter smooth.

Crust lover? The additional dough ring will give you the perfect edge to the pie crust. Try crimping or creating other decorative edges! We’ll also add fun shapes to the top of our pie, cut from our center dough. Use a cookie cutter or a knife to create any shape you’d like - we’re making fall leaves.

After baking, refrigerate your pie for at least two hours, or overnight. Once nice and cool, add your pie crust shapes and a big dollop of whipped cream.

Get the full recipe below:


  • 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 (15-ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Heavy whipping cream, whipped, optional


  1. Let pie crusts stand at room temperature as label directs to soften slightly. Adjust 1 oven rack to lowest position and 1 oven rack to middle position in oven. Line heavy rimmed baking pan with foil; place on lowest rack while oven preheats. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt 1 minute or until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; gradually add evaporated milk and molasses, and beat just until combined.
  3. Unroll 1 pie crust and place in 9- to 10-inch glass or ceramic pie plate. Unroll second pie crust onto cutting board; invert 8-inch plate or cake pan onto center of crust. With small knife, cut around edge of plate. Place dough ring over edge of crust, then fold over and press onto outer rim of crust in pie plate to make a thicker rim. If desired, make desired decorative edge. Pour filling into pie crust. Place pie on prepared baking pan in oven. Bake on lowest oven rack 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. With small cookie cutter or knife, cut out several leaf shapes. Transfer leaves to prepared cookie sheet. With knife, press lines on leaves to resemble veins.
  5. Reduce temperature to 350°. Bake pie 22 to 25 minutes longer or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean and center is almost set. Meanwhile, bake leaves on middle oven rack 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer leaves to wire rack to cool completely. Remove pie from oven; cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate pie at least 2 hours before serving or up to overnight. Store leaves in tightly covered container until ready to use. To serve pie, arrange leaves in circular pattern on top of pie. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie


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