Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Hooray! Thanksgiving is almost here! And that means it’s almost time for pumpkin pie—so what better time to share our favorite recipe? This pumpkin pie recipe is a wow-worthy winner when you use a traditional pie crust. But here’s a little secret: If you bake this filling in custard cups instead, you’ll have a power-packed dessert with only half the calories!


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 ½ cups evaporated skim milk
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 pie shell, or 6 custard cups


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, milk, sugars, molasses, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and eggs, and stir with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended
  • Ladle into your custard cups or prepared pie crust.
  • If baking in custard cups, arrange the cups on a rack set in a baking pan of hot water. The water should not go more than halfway up the sides of the cups.
  • If baking in a traditional pie crust, simply pop into the oven as usual.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the pie comes out clean. Chill before serving.
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