Recipe: Pumpkins Pie

Pumpkin PIE is in reality a form of CUSTARD to which spice is added, but much of the original flavor of the pumpkin is lost if too much spice is used. The finished product should not be dark in color, but a golden brown. This dessert becomes much more delicious by adding a layer of whipped cream to it just before serving.


  •  2 c. pumpkin
  •  1-1/2 c. milk
  •  3 eggs
  •  1/2 c. sugar
  •  1/4 tsp. salt
  •  1 tsp. cinnamon
  •  1/2 tsp. cloves
  •  1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Prepare the pumpkin as directed in Art. 65 and add the milk to it. Beat the eggs and add to them the sugar, salt, and spices. Stir this into the mixture. Fill partly baked PIE crust and bake in a moderate oven until the mixture is set and the crust is baked. Serve plain or spread a layer of whipped cream over the PIE when it has cooled.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)