This is my mom's recipe that makes its own crust. It's very easy and extremely good!

Betsy

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9-inch pie pan, and set aside.

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg.

  • In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, butter and eggs. Mix in the pumpkin, milk and vanilla. Add the sifted ingredients, and beat until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 34.7g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 71.7mg; sodium 309.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
Hi! This is Betsy, who submitted this recipe that I've enjoyed my entire life. To my surprise, Mom informed me the other night that the recipe needs only HALF OF A CAN OF EVAPORATED MILK!!! Apparently, you all seem to get good results with a whole can, and I have, too, but try it next time with half a can for a denser texture. If you double the recipe, make sure to use only ONE CAN!!!! Enjoy! Oh, and it IS great for breakfast! I agree!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2002
Didn't work for me even though I followed the recipe to the letter. Turned out rather cake-like in texture not at all like the custard-y filling of a traditional pumpkin pie. And where was the crust everyone talks about? All I had was what I get on the outside of a loaf of pumpkin bread. Very disappointing. I'd rather go to a little more trouble and make a traditional pumpkin pie. Read More
(7)
158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
Hi! This is Betsy, who submitted this recipe that I've enjoyed my entire life. To my surprise, Mom informed me the other night that the recipe needs only HALF OF A CAN OF EVAPORATED MILK!!! Apparently, you all seem to get good results with a whole can, and I have, too, but try it next time with half a can for a denser texture. If you double the recipe, make sure to use only ONE CAN!!!! Enjoy! Oh, and it IS great for breakfast! I agree!!! Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
This recipe turned out great! My father was in heaven. It was so rich and delicious, didn't miss the traditional calorie laden crust at all. I am a vegetarian and substituted the eggs with Egg Replacer and it still came out perfectly. I also experimented with a variation on this recipe. Instead of using evaporated milk I used an 8 oz block of light cream cheese. To make the cream cheese easier to blend in I used just enough evaporated milk to make it a bit more fluid, about a 1/4 cup. This substitution made for a denser pie, but the "crust" was more evident and it tasted like a pumpkin cheesecake. It was one of my better experiments. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
GLUTEN FREE!!! I made this yesterday substituting the 1/2 c all-purpose flour with 1/4 c rice flour and 1/4 c tapioca flour as well as increasing the baking powder to 1 tsp so that my gf family could have a fall treat. (My kids love pumpkin pie but I hate making and rolling out crusts.) Also following suggestions made by others I did use the entire 12 oz can of evaporated milk (rather than half) pumpkin pie spice for all the others and threw it all together in the blender and blended for 1 minute. It could NOT get easier than this and it turned out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2008
I used 1/2 can of evaporated milk like the submitter had suggested. I'm not sure why people think this is cakey. Mine turned out with the exact smooth pumpkin pie texture. I agree with another reviewer who said the "crust" is more like a breadcrust. I had no problem baking this in an 8" springform pan and the whole thing keeping its shape when inverted. Actually, the outside looked kind of dry and it did worry me, but the taste was heavenly (and low fat)!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2003
I baked this pie and it turned out more "cake-like" in texture just as others had mentioned. However when we ate the leftovers the next day it had much more of a pie consistency pretty much like regular pumpkin pie without the crust. If I made this again I would definitely prepare it a day ahead of time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2006
I did catch Betsy's review so I only used half a can of milk but all the other impossible pumpkin pie recipes call for a full can of milk...I guess it'll work either way. Next time, I will use the full can & see which is best for us. I used 3 tsp of pumpkin pie mix for the other spices. After it cooked, my first thought was, "Dang! They were right... it is much more like cake than a pie." But that was in appearance only. The "crust" (don't expect much...it is really only a thin cakey layer) forms on the top but underneath, it is very much like pumpkin pie filling. Hubby & I both preferred it over a traditional pumpkin pie w/ crust. Served it w/ a dollop of whipped cream. Thanks Betsy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2002
what an easy pie to make.. this was delicious and fun to watch bake.. everyone loved the fact that there was no crust.. after adding the whipped cream who needed the extra crust to make you fuller... I will make this pie again for sure it had the right taste and texture.. I used 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and it was perfect.. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
I tried this pie because my husband loves pumpkin pie and did not want to make a pastry shell for lack of patience that day...absolutly loved it...I only used half a can of condensed milk and it came out perfect. I took it to work for a potluck and it was a rave! but of course i put a little twist on it...cant share the secret though its to good and must keep to myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Great pumpkin pie, love that there's no crust! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2002
Didn't work for me even though I followed the recipe to the letter. Turned out rather cake-like in texture not at all like the custard-y filling of a traditional pumpkin pie. And where was the crust everyone talks about? All I had was what I get on the outside of a loaf of pumpkin bread. Very disappointing. I'd rather go to a little more trouble and make a traditional pumpkin pie. Read More
(7)
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