Darcy’s Secret Great Big Pumpkin Pie

Darcy’s Secret Great Big Pumpkin Pie

This recipe accommodates a large, round casserole dish I found on sale years ago.
You can make two pies if you only have standard pie pans. Just watch the cooking time!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 381 kcal


  • 1 your favorite pie pastry dough rolled out and placed in a prepared pie dish
  • cups pumpkin puree (See notes)
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • cups heavy cream
  • pecans, pepitas, dried cranberries for decoration optional (See notes)


  • Pre-heat oven to 425°
  • roll out pastry dough and place in a prepared pie dish

Pie Filling

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the pumpkin puree
  • On medium speed, add the eggs, sugar and spices and mix until smooth
  • Add the cream and stir until fully blended
  • Pour mixture into the pie crust and bake for 10 minutes
  • Lower the heat to 300° and bake for 40 minutes
  • Let cool before adding garnishes


Pro Tips-
This pie is all about technique and personalization.
Here’s how to roast a pie pumpkin for your puree:
Slice a pie pumpkin in half, leave the seeds in, and place on an oiled sheet pan cut-side down.  Bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes.  The pumpkin will be knife-tender all the way through. Let cool. Skin will peel away and the flesh will separate from the seeds.  Freeze the pumpkin puree, and thaw out when you are ready to use, draining off any liquid.
Custard pies (such as pumpkin) can make your crust a little soggy.  Pre-bake the pie crust brushed with egg white in a 425° oven for 5-8 minutes.  Let cool, and pour in the pie mixture and bake as directed.
Garnish: Top your pie with whatever you like.  Try pecans, pepitas, and dried cranberries for a festive touch! 
Don’t forget whipped cream!  Homemade is best:
Place 2 cups of heavy cream in a mixer with a whisk attachment.  Add a tablespoon (more if you like it sweeter) of sugar.  On high speed, whisk until stiff peaks form.


Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 4gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 7810IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Pumpkin
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  1. So pretty!

    • Thank you Kim!❤