Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Total Time:
48 min
8 min
40 min

6 servings

  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine apple butter, pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices in a bowl. Stir in eggs. Gradually add milk and mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake for about 40 minutes or until set.

Cook's Notes:

-If the crust begins to burn, place tin foil around the crust and lower the temperature of the oven.

-A tasty topping for this pie is praline pecans.

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    Okay, Food Network, give me back this recipe!!!! It's one of my favorites and a frequent go-to. When I click to see the full recipe or try to print, I get ... cooks notes. No ingredients, no directions, no cook time. Nothin!!!!! Please fix this.
    Here you are... I kept a copy 
    Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie 
    1 c apple butter 
    1 c fresh or canned pumpkin 
    c packed brown sugar 
    t salt 
    t cinnamon 
    t nutmeg 
    1/8 t ginger 
    3 eggs, slightly beaten 
    c evaporated milk 
    1 unbaked 9?pie shell 
    Sweetened whipped cream for garnish 
    Combine apple butter, pumpkin, sugar, sale and spices in a bowl. Stir in eggs. Gradually add milk and mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake for about 40 minutes or until set. 
    Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite. I never thought it could get any better than that. Well, folks, it can! Enter the pumpkin pie with the smoothest texture and best, most complex flavor of any pumpkin pie I've ever tasted. I will never go back!
    I make this pie every fall. My family and I love it. I've been a pumpkin pie fanatic since i was a very young child and now I'm in my early twenties and look forward to baking this recipe every year. This year my 5 year old son will be accompanying me like the many years I baked with my grand-mom. This is a great twist on a traditional family favorite. Thank you so much Paula for this wonderful recipe!
    This pie was amazing using apple butter. I made this pie according to the recipe, but I made a few changes.....I mixed 1 ~ 8 ounce pkg cream cheese with 1/4 c sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and a few egg yolks together. I used a deep dish pie plate and placed the crust in the pie plate. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of the crust. Add the apple butter pumpkin pie filling and bake. I baked my pie at 350* for about an hour and a half. The apple butter takes the pie to a new level and the cream cheese filling brings it to a whole new dimension. Delish ~ my family devoured it in no time.
    A very good pie, with a combination of flavors unlike any pie I have ever made (which are, in truth, not that many. I made it without a crust so that my relatives with gluten allergies were able to indulge. It was very easy to make, but the other pie I made (blueberry was more of a hit. This pie was a tad sweeter than I would prefer. Overall, it is still a recipe I would recommend.
    Beautiful color, great texture, awful taste..... I will do it again but use a pumpkin pie spice mix instead of what it calls for!
    My m-i-l made this pie for me. It was delicious. Funny thing, though...thinking she had seen the recipe before, she looked in her "old" Farm Journal Country Cookbook (copyright 1972; still available on Amazon and there was the word-for-word identical recipe. Hmmm! Paula didn't say where she got her recipe (she was just 25 years old in 1972, years and years from being famous. Farm Journal didn't say where they got their recipe. I ain't pointin' no fingers or nothing. I thought it was interesting. And a very good pie! 
    On her show when she made this pie, Paula credited someone else for the recipe.
    I made this pie a few years back and now it is requested every thanksgiving now at three different houses lol started at my familys and now my friends want them too..
    This was so easy to make and tasted fantastic. I've made this twice so far.
    This was my first ever attempt at making a pumpkin pie, I decided to get the pumpkin from scratch which isn't that hard to do and I used fresh ginger. This pie was a hit with my family and friends. This one is definitely a keeper. :
    Paula, youre amazing!! Delish! My mom LOVED IT! : Great Pie!
    This recipe was my first attempt at any kind of pumpkin pie, not only did it turn out but it turned out great! Everyone said it was the best pumpkin pie they had ever had.
    one of my favorites to make on holidays, never can seem to make enough because it's always a hit and always gone!
    I loved this pie! If you like apple butter and pumpkin, it's perfect! I made this a few years back and I put the cool whip over the whole thing. It was delicious!
    I wanted to make a holiday pie with a twist and this was it! I made this pie and took it into my office. Once it was cut, it disapeared within minutes. What a huge hit. And it was easy to make. I think my favorite thing about this recipe was how the apple butter lightened the consistency of the pie. Pumpkin pies are usually heavy and rich. The apple flavor was a nice change too. I will definitely make this pie again.
    I like a pumpkin pie to look pretty and orange. The apple butter made it dark and brownish. The flavor was just okay for me.
    This recipe was so simple and a big hit with my family! The apple butter provides such full flavor to the pumpkin pie without being overwhelming. I'll definitely make this again and again!
    I like apple butter and I like pumpkin pie, but I not a fan of them together.
    The apple butter adds a slightly different flavor to a traditional pumpkin pie. It's a little sweet, but the apple isn't overwhelming, so it's very good if you are a little tired of the same old thing every year. The only down side is that it leaves a lot less apple butter to put on your biscuits!
    It's the best frikin pumpkin pie I ever tasted!!!
    Best pumpkin pie I ever tasted. I used fresh pumpkin that we picked at Apple Annie's Orchard in Wilcox, AZ.
    We loved apple butter pumpkin pie, although the recipe calls for too much nutmeg, I am not a nutmeg fan, but a little is necessary. Will certainly make this again
    When i made this, the family complained about the integrity, and spiciness of the pie. They said it was almost too robust, however I feel that the apple butter and various spices added a nice wholesome flavor to the pie. Please try it for yourself, I myself would recommend it to anyone.
    This was my first experience baking pumpkin pie and it was a success! everyone loves it ... thank you Paula
    This was a great recipe! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, so I improvised and it turned out wonderful. I didn't have apple butter, so I used some applesauce and some gingerbread dip I bought at a gourmet store. I didn't have ground ginger, so I used allspice in its place. I also didn't have evaporated milk, but using whole milk worked just as well. I will keep this recipe and use it over and over again!
    Easy to make. I make it every year for thanksgiving and christmas.
    This is such an easy recipe for how great it tastes. I don't bake much at all, I tend to burn most things in the oven. I tried this last year and had many compliments, decided to try a lattice crust on it this year. If you are supposed to bring a dessert somewhere this holiday season, try this pie.
    This was an amazing pie. It was very simple to put together and came out exactly as it should. The apple butter just added a wonderfully different dimension of flavor instead of just the normal plain ol' pumpkin pie (I used a homemade apple butter that was given to me as a gift - YUM YUM). It will remain in my recipe box and be the one I pass on to my friends. Thanks Paula!
    this was the BEST pie at Thanksgiving Dinner. Should have made another one. Thank Goodness it's easy to make. Will never make another normal pumpkin pie again. This will be my pumpkin pie recipe from now on
    I thought this was a different spin on a classic. I love it. Needless to say, everyone else wanted the classic. Just to let you know that I thought it was very unique, tasty and had a hmmmm to it. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world.
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