Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie, Cooking with Grandkids!

Cooking with Grandkids . . . such a joy! And, this pumpkin pie is a perfect choice to bake with them, especially if they like pumpkin pie, because it’s a one-bowl filling. 

benjamin's pumpkin pie

Cooking with Grandkids . . . Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie

My grandson, Benjamin, came over one day. I asked him what he wanted to do. He said, “Make a pumpkin pie.” That’s a little unusual for a 13-year old, but, we made Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie . . . Cooking with Grandkids!! Would you believe that he rolled out the crust and made the pie? Well . . . he did. I helped, but essentially, he made it all.

Making Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie . . .

Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie is really my mother’s pumpkin pie. . . which is actually the Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe on the can. And the crust . . . her Perfect Pie Crust.

I made the crust, then Benjamin rolled it out. I put it in the pie plate, then he and I crimped the edge.

 Benjamin making his pumpkin pie

Then it was time to make the pie filling. Benjamin made the filling in my mixer. I told him what to do, and he did it all.

Benjamin's Pumpkin pie, unbaked

Here is Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie just before we put it in the oven to bake. Looks good, don’t you think?

Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie, cooked and whole

Done! He called Candace (his mom) and Randa (his sister) to come eat a piece of his Pumpkin Pie.

Piece pumpkin Pie

Looks delicious with the whipped cream!

Benjamin's pumpkin pie, Ben and Randa eating Benjamin's pumpkin pie

I think they both enjoyed Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie! It was perfect! The crust was flaky, and the filling set just like it was supposed to.

This pumpkin pie is a perfect choice to bake with grandkids, especially if they like pumpkin pie. You mix it all in one bowl or mixing bowl, then pour it in a pie crust. If you don’t want to make one, use a store-bought crust. You will, of course, have to help them get it in the oven and out, once it is done.

How do you think Benjamin did on his first ever Pumpkin Pie?

benjamin's pumpkin pie, with a slice cut out

Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie

(a.k.a. Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe)

Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie, aka Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
(Reprinted with permission from
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
  • 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
  • 1 15 oz. can LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 12 fl. oz.can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch 4-cup volume deep-dish pie shell
  • Whipped cream optional
  1. MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  3. POUR into pie shell.
  4. BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  5. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I made Mama’s Homemade Pie Crust, but you can use a store-bought crust.

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