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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 20 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without a slice (or two) of pumpkin pie. This traditional recipe features a crust made with Colavita Olive Oil instead of butter, proving that olive oil can make a flaky and healthier pie crust!

Classic Pumpkin Pie

For Crust:
  cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tbsp sugar
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ cup ice water
 1 egg
 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
For Filling:
 28 oz can pureed pumpkin
 1 cup sugar
 1 tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 ½ tsp ginger
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp vanilla extract
 4 eggs, beaten
 24 oz evaporated milk
For pie crust:

Place oil in the freezer until it is semi-solid. If you want to speed up this process divide the oil into two cups. Place sifted flour in a bowl and add baking powder and salt. Place bowl in refrigerator. In small bowl; combine the water, egg and vinegar, place in refrigerator. Chill the rolling pin and pastry cloth.


When oil is semi-solid, cut it into the flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs; work quickly. Add the liquid ingredients gradually, tossing lightly with a fork, until dough sticks together. If dough is too wet add a little extra flour. Roll out on pastry cloth. Use as you would use any regular pie pastry. This recipe makes enough for a 9" double crust pie.

For filling:

Blend pumpkin mixture with sugar and spices. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. Stir in evaporated milk, mix well. Pour filling into 2 - 9' pie shells and bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for about an hour more, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 79mg27%
Sodium 152mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%
Protein 7g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.