Introduction: How to Make a Pumpkin Pie

This recipe for a classic dessert is great for people who are short on time and are seeking a dessert that is delicious, easy, and quick to make.

Preparation: 10 minutes

In the oven: 50-55 minutes

Serves 6 to 8 people

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Materials

You're going to need:

  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 store bought 9" deep dish pie shell
  • Optional: whipped cream
  • Can opener
  • Vitamix
  • Small bowl
  • Baking sheet

Step 2: Preheat Oven to 425˚

Step 3: Prepare Pumpkin Pie Filling

  1. With soap and water, lightly wash the cans of pumpkin and condensed milk.
  2. Use the can opener to open the pumpkin can and the can of condensed milk.
  3. Using a spoon, scrape the pumpkin and the condensed milk into the Vitamix. Make sure to scrape everything.
  4. In a separate small bowl, crack two eggs. Discard the shells.
  5. Using a fork, gently whisk the two eggs together in a circular motion.
  6. Pour the eggs into the Vitamix.
  7. Measure spices and salt.
  8. Pour the spices and salt into the Vitamix.

Step 4: Blend the Pumpkin Pie Filling Using a Vitamix

  1. Place the Vitamix onto the base.
  2. Plug the Vitamix in and put the lid on.
  3. Put the Vitamix stick through the hole of the lid.
  4. Making sure to hold both the handle and the stick, turn it on.
  5. Blend until it forms a smooth homogeneous mixture, using the stick if necessary to scrape the sides.
  6. Once blended, turn off the Vitamix and unplug it.

Step 5: Pour Filling Into the Pie Crust

  1. Take off the Vitamix lid and lay to the side.
  2. Pour filling into the pie crust, using a spoon if necessary to scrape the sides.
  3. With a spoon, smooth the filling on the top so that it is evenly spread.
  4. Place the pie crust on a countertop and grab each side with your hands. Slowly lift the pie 1/2 inch off the countertop and gently let go. It should make a soft thump. This is to get rid of any air in the mixture. You will see small bubbles in the pie filling. Repeat 5-7 times.

Step 6: Bake the Pie in the Oven

  1. Place the pie on a baking sheet.
  2. Open oven and carefully place the baking sheet on the rack inside of the oven using two hands. DO NOT TOUCH THE INSIDE OF THE OVEN.
  3. Close the oven.
  4. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
  5. When it rings, reduce the temperature to 350˚.
  6. Set the timer for another 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. When the timer rings, open the oven and use oven mitts to carefully pull out the baking sheet.

Step 7: Cool the Pie and Enjoy!

  1. Place the baking sheet on the stove to cool.
  2. When ready to eat, grab whipped cream and enjoy!