Pumpkin Pie (With Fresh Pumpkin!)

My daughter asked me to bake a pie, using pumpkin from the garden. So I googled it, found a recipe, and with some modifications (well, a lot of modifications), I did it.  Here's the recipe I used (sort of used)-Mrs. Sigg's Fresh Pumpkin Pie 

Now, normally, one would have found the recipe first and bought the ingredients to be sure everything was on hand, right? Let's just say I didn't do that!  I had to substitute for a few of the ingredients.  So, the pie was actually a bit of an experiment.

I didn't have any evaporated milk, so I had to improvise.  To get one cup of evaporated milk, simmer 2 1/4 cups of milk until it is reduced to one cup.  (The recipe calls for 12 ounces, so you'll have to simmer a bit more milk.) You can also just use half and half, heavy cream or whole milk as a substitute, but the flavor won't be as rich.  (I used almond milk!)

I didn't have any pumpkin pie spice, so I used cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, instead.

I realize it's not the most beautiful pie (see the knife marks in the middle, where I tested to see if it was done? Oh, and the imprint from the forgotten pumpkin seed?), but it was good!

While I was in the baking mood, I had to make some pumpkin muffins too.  (My preference is muffins over pie, but that isn't true for anyone else in my family!)

To be honest, I usually rely on canned pumpkin for baking and very rarely use fresh. I loved the results, and fresh is always better.  So I'll try to use fresh pumpkin more often!

Linking to:

Creative Me at The Southern Institute
Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy
I Gotta Try That
Gingersnap Crafts
Just Something I Whipped Up at Project Inspire
Wildly Original at I Gotta Create
Well Crafted Wednesdays
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner
Friday Features at OMHG


  1. I've made fresh pumpkin pies before. They taste so good! I went EASY this year and got them from the local bakery.

  2. I have only made Pumpkin Pie from a can too. It sounds delicious!

  3. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and I followed you back! I need this kind of inspiration in my life. I love to cook but suck at it. I love to craft, but suck at it... you get the picture... so I rely on other mom bloggers to show me how! Thanks!

  4. Looks scrumptious :)

  5. This sounds delicious. There isn't any canned pumpkin here and I was too intimidated to try "from scratch"!

  6. Oh wow! The REAL thing.... I'll bet it was out of this world :)
    I love pumpkin pie.

    Thanks so much for linking up! <3 Christina

  7. I have yet to make a pumpkin pie from the pumpkin. It's probably about time. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"

  8. yum fresh is always best! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

  9. Hi Pam - just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. I loved reading about you! I love the word incredible too. :) Thanks again and nice to meet you! P.s. this pumpkin pie looks sooo good!

  10. Wow that looks too irresistible not to try. I was never a fan of anything pumpkin but you've just changed my mind. Thanks for the post.

  11. Yum - I'll have to try this for the holidays. Looks yummy! #HomeMattersParty

  12. Ah Thank you so much! I never look first before I bake so I am always swapping out ingredients lol I have always wondered if you can replace evaporated milk! I am so excited to learn this. Visiting you back from my guest post on Crystal's blog :) So glad I did!

  13. I use canned pumpkin all the time, too. I'm sure fresh pumpkin tastes better, I just do it for convenience. Your post has made me crave pumpkin pie now. Looks delicious! #HomeMattersParty

  14. Yumm! I've never tried to make a pumpkin anything.. lol.. I should try this year! #HomeMattersParty

  15. Looks decadent! Thumbs up for fresh ingredients :) #HomeMattersParty

  16. This looks delicious. I have been wanting pumpkin pie ever sense pumpkins have come in season. I just don't like to cook enough to make one homemade. (Especially since I have to make an apple pie very soon.)


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