November 09, 2011

Pumpkin Birthday Pie

 My son turned 13 on Saturday.  

How does my little one go from this little bundle of joy,

To this handsome polite young man?

He requested pumpkin pie rather than a birthday cake.  Who am I refuse those big blue eyes and freckles?

Pumpkin Pie
Yield: 8 servings

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. ground allspice
  • 1/2 t. ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (10-inch) unbaked pie crust
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, pumpkin puree, evaporated milk and eggs; blending until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared unbaked pie shell.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes then lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue to bake for about another 40 minutes or until pie is firm.
Adapted from

Servings: 1 slice
Calories:  348
Total Fat:  12.7 g
Cholesterol:  62 mg.
Sodium:  392 mg.
Protein:  6.8 g.


  1. Welcome to Deelicious Sweets!  Thank you :)

  2. It sure does seem that way!  Their birthday's make me feel older too.  We were talking in the car on the way to school how he's going to be 14 next and it freaked us both out!  Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Thanks Stephanie!  He's not one for the icing on the cakes and he won't eat something that I didn't make.  He's pretty demanding ;)

  4. Oh lord!  Two of them to boot!  Best of luck my friend :)

  5. I know, right!  Oh, that pie sounds perfect for a birthday!

  6. Thank you, Tina!  I don't even want to think about him dating!  He's not allowed to leave the house ;)

  7. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme10.2.12

    This looks so delicious!  Love pumpkin pie!  My twins are only 16 months, but I bet before I know it they will be turning 13 too :(.  Happy Birthday to your son!  :)

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.10.2.12

    Happy Birthday to your teenager! I love that he requested pumpkin pie instead of cake!

  9. Happy birthday to your son! He's such a handsome young man and I know he must have enjoyed this scrumptious pumpkin pie! 

  10. Well, it doesn't have icing, but it still looks pretty darn tasty! Hope your son had a perfect day...

  11. How could you ever say no?  My husband always asks for pie too.  Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie.

  12. could he be 13?  He was just born!!!  (Time flies so fast, doesn't it?  I think I feel my age more on my kids birthdays than my own!).  Having an October birthday, I've opted for pumpkin pie over cake in the past as well!  GREAT choice!  It looks awesome....and such a perfect crust!

  13. Katie @ Epicurean Mom10.2.12

    Your son and I were on the same page! Your pie looks divine! :) 

    He was a beautiful baby and is such a handsome young man! Happy Birthday to your little man! 

  14. Tina@flourtrader10.2.12

    Happy birthday to your son!  He does have a discerning palate to be requesting something out of the standard cake.  After seeing that slice, I can now understand why he chose it.
    He looks like he is going to be a heart breaker, so you better gear up for when he starts dating!  Have a great day.

  15. misbah mirza10.2.12

    Hello Dee, now fallowing your blog too :)
    Happy brithday to your son.


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