Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie


My husband never liked pumpkin pie until he tasted mine. I don't know what makes mine so different but here is the recipe. White sugar may be used in place of honey.

1 pie


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ¾ cups shortening

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup ice water

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree

  • ¾ cup honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. To Make Pastry: In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, 1 egg, and ice water. Pour into flour mixture and stir until dough forms a ball. Divide into 4 portions. Freeze 3 of them or use for other pies. Reserve one for Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie.

  4. To Make Pumpkin Filling: In a large bowl, combine 2 beaten eggs, pumpkin, 3/4 cup honey or sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, cloves, and evaporated milk. Mix well.

  5. Roll out pastry and fit into a 9 inch pie plate. Pour in pumpkin filling.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake an additional 45 minutes, until filling is set.

  7. To Make Honey Ginger Cream: In a large bowl combine whipping cream, 1/4 cup honey, and 1/2 teaspoon ginger. Whip until soft peaks form. Chill 1 hour before serving. Place a spoonful on top of each slice of pie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1077 Calories
73g Fat
96g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 1077
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 73g 94%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 977mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 433mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.