Traditional Pumpkin Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 1 pie, serves 6 to 8
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1 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons sugar

Dash of salt

4 tablespoons frozen butter, cut in pieces

1/4 cup vegetable shortening, frozen in pieces

1/2 egg, lightly beaten

2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Pumpkin pie filling:

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 eggs

1 (15-ounce) can solid pack pumpkin

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process the flour sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the frozen butter and process until it is the size of large peas, about 5 seconds. Add the frozen shortening and process for 3 seconds. In a measuring cup, combine the egg and the water. Add egg mixture and process for 5 seconds. Empty the dough onto a counter and incorporate Remaining flour without overworking the dough. Let rest 2 hours.
  2. In small bowl, combine sugar, salt and spices. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 45 minutes or until firm.