This classic pie uses sugar, or pie, pumpkins, which are abundant in the fall. They are much smaller than jack-o'-lantern pumpkins; one average-size sugar pumpkin will yield enough purée for just a single pie.
Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe -In my opinion, there’s no contest as to which pie is best. No matter how good your canned pumpkin is, it will never match fresh pie filling made with traditional spices.—Christy Harp, Massillon, Ohio
Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe - best one I've ever had. Doubled the recipe - used 1 can sweetened condensed milk instead of 2 evaporated. Doubled spices but added 1/2 tsp extra of each one, an extra cup of pumpkin and a little melted butter. Need to remember how I made it because it was incredible!