Turkey may be the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Thanksgiving Day,” but Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie are probably a close second. Pumpkin pie has as many fancy versions as almost any dessert out there, but it is doubtful that any of those versions have been made as frequently throughout the years as the classic Libby’s pumpkin pie.
Libby’s pumpkin pie is quite simply the quintessential holiday pumpkin pie; this classic recipe has been on Libby’s Pumpkin labels since 1950. I have been making it for holidays for over four decades myself.
My family is grown, and my desire to create a lot of desserts is long past. Home-made pie crust is not difficult to make, but my fall-back plan at this stage of my life, which encompasses a more relaxed and laid-back philosophy, is to use Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. Unroll, fill and bake.
If you are planning to make the traditional Libby’s pumpkin pie and have some questions related to its preparation, you can probably learn the answers on the Libby’s website: “FAQ on Libby’s pumpkin products.” There are answers to questions about pumpkin pie preparation, food substitutions, baking and storage. Click here.
If you want to prepare something other than the traditional pumpkin pie, there are many featured pumpkin recipes on this website for you to consider. Click here.
You can keep it easy, and still serve a delicious pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day, or on any other day of the year that you want to treat yourself and your guests with what has been a long-time favorite. Think Thanksgiving Day, turkey, and pumpkin pie – other menu items are discretionary!
Personal experience of this writer