Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving.

I must admit I'm a team Apple Pie or Pecan Pie when it comes to Thanksgiving, or any time for that matter. But I'm breaking into our secret stash of Grandma's family recipe cards and sharing a classic Pumpkin Pie for you, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie typewriter recipe card / heirloomed

Classic Pumpkin Pie

  • 2 cups stewed and strained pumpkin
  • 2 cups rich milk or cream
  • 3/4 cup brown or granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix pumpkin with milk, sugar, beaten eggs, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into pie tin which has been lined with pastry. Place in hot oven (425 degrees) for fifteen minutes, then reduce heat and bake for45 minutes in moderate oven (350 degrees).


The degrees in parenthesis were handwritten into this little typewriter card so I can only assume this was a trial and error game here and someone was learning as they went. It looks to be my moms handwriting. This well-loved card was clearly used a lot as it has quite a few stains and a great dark coloration.

Love to know your favorite pie for Thanksgiving #HEIRLOOMED