Elsie's pumpkin pie recipe

Elsie’s Pumpkin Pie (a.k.a Libby’s)

By Elsie      

November 29, 2015

As I was collecting recipes from Grandma Elsie I, of course, had to ask for her pumpkin pie recipe. Because as many of you remember Grandma always had several pumpkin pies at our Thanksgiving gatherings along with her Famous Cheesecake. So, our conversation went something like this... Loma, "Gram can I have your pumpkin pie recipe?" and she replies, "honey, it's on the can!" Well, who knew?

But, what some of you may or may not realize, is she always made her pies fresh, early on Thanksgiving morning.
She truly was amazing!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
Elsie's pumpkin pie recipe


3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp.ground ginger

1/4 tsp.ground cloves

2 large eggs

1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® Pure Pumpkin Filling - Gram always insisted on Libby's

12 oz. evaporated milk

1 pie crust

whipped cream


1MIX: Sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour filling into pie shell.

2BAKE: 425° F for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

So this recipe has been on the Libby Pumpkin Pie filling can since 1950. Here's a link to their site if you'd like to learn more. It is really easy to make and is darn near foolproof.


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