Make This Favorite Pumpkin Pie Family Recipe

by Jamie Shields ; Updated August 31, 2017

The advent of fall brings some of the best feasts and treats of the year. One of my personal favorites is good, old-fashioned pumpkin pie. While this recipe has been in my family for years, I’ve updated it with a fun twist by adding a jack-o-lantern face. Cute and delicious. What could be better?

Directions for Making the Dough

Directions for Making the Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a heavy bottom saucepan, scald the milk.
  3. Let cool.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the spices, sugar and pumpkin.
  5. Add the eggs to the cooled milk, and then add to the pumpkin mixture.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into the two baked pie shells.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, and then reduce heat to 375 degrees. Bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  8. Let cool and then chill in the refrigerator. 

Directions for Making the Jack-o-lantern Face Pieces (and Putting It All Together!)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Roll out the third disk of dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut out the jack-o-lantern pieces: The eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Cut out some extra pieces in case some break or burn while baking.
  5. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Place on top of the baked pie. Serve and enjoy! 

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About the Author

Jamie Shields is the editor and founder of lifestyle blog Paint the Gown Red where she shares recipes, DIYs and personal style. Her work has been featured in Mollie Makes Magazine and on Apartment Therapy. Shields believes in spreading joy through baked goods, dance parties and confetti. Her favorite food is dessert.