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Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The old-fashioned Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe is the most popular pumpkin pie recipe in the world!  Find out how to make it here.

Pumpkin pie made from Libby's pumpkin pie recipe

I threw out the can accidentally but made the pie anyway.

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

On every important cooking occasion, I manage to throw out a food package before getting the recipe off the back or side of it.

I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s a curse!  So if you’re here because you did that—you tossed that can of Libby’s Pure Pumpkin in the trash—I salute you, my friend, and also I’m here to save the day.

This is the real, genuine, authentic Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe, straight off the little orange can.  I’ve even taken pictures of the can to prove it, so you can rest assured you’re getting the right one.

Picture of the back of the Libby's Pure Pumpkin can label, containing two pumpkin pie recipes

The Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe

The front of the Libby's Pure Pumpkin can

The front of the can

I will first answer a few questions about this recipe, but other than that, we’re going to get right down to it.

Is this the pumpkin pie recipe with sweetened condensed milk?

Nope!  The pumpkin pie recipe with sweetened condensed milk is Libby’s New Fashioned Pumpkin Pie Recipe.  Not sure why they keep pushing that one, because not that many people seem to want to make it, but hey—they’re Nestle, they’re going to do what they want.

If you really want to get into the weeds on this one, you can watch an entire genre of YouTube videos that compare the two.  (Seriously.  The old-fashioned versus new-fashioned pie video is a thing.)

Also, if you’re looking for the pumpkin cookie recipe that’s hidden inside the Libby’s Pure Pumpkin label, you’re looking for this: Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies.

Is this the pumpkin pie recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice instead of individual spices?

The official recipe calls for individual spices, but you can use pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices called for in the recipe.  Simply swap in 1 3/4 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.  Easy!

Official Variations of This Recipe

Chai Spice Pumpkin Pie

Add additional 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Add 2 tablespoons bourbon when adding milk.

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Pumpkin pie made from Libby's pumpkin pie recipe
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Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Libby's pumpkin pie recipe is the most popular pumpkin pie recipe. Get the original authentic recipe that works every single time!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, easy, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 239 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces Libby's Pure Pumpkin canned
  • 12 fluid ounces Nestle Carnation evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked deep dish 9-inch pie crust see pie crust note


  1. Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

  2. Pour into pie shell.

  3. Bake in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

Pie crust note: If you have a regular pie crust but not a deep dish pie crust, leave out a little pie filling so that the pie doesn't bubble up and overflow when cooking.

Allergy note: If you are gluten free, use all gluten free ingredients and swap in a gluten free pie crust instead of a conventional pie crust.  For a dairy free version, use evaporated dairy free milk, such as evaporated coconut milk.

Nutrition Facts
Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6751IU135%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating


Sunday 17th of December 2023

I have make this recipe for many years and I always add extra egg yolk to make it smooth, thank you for sharing.