Libby’s Pumpkin Pie – A complete guide to Libbys Pumpkin Pie Recipes

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Canned pumpkin ranking:

First Place is One-Pie canned pumpkin.


    • First Place in Taste – One-Pie version is a”creamy” texture with a“mild sweetness”. The puree is wetter and not as “pumpkin-ee”.

libbys canned pumpkin

  • Second Place almost tied for first place is Libby’s canned pumpkin. Taste – Libby’s is a denser “texture” and “sharper” pumpkin flavor. The puree consistency is good and dryer which is probably why the pumpkin taste is stronger.

A little story about Libby's:

90% of the pumpkins grown in the United States are farmed within a 80 mile radius of Peoria, Illinois. The town of Morton, close to Peoria, is claimed to be the Pumpkin Capital of the World.

Libby's in Illinois - owned by Nestle Food

Libby´s pumpkin processing plant is located in Morton, Illinois. Nestle Food, a Switzerland company, owns Libby´s. Libby contracts with private farmers and supply the proprietary seed and the equipment to grow their patented pumpkins. About 5,000 acres of the farm land is devoted to producing the Dickinson pumpkins for Libby.


Libby's uses Select Dickinson Pumpkins

Libby´s Select Dickinson Pumpkins are a special strain of Pie Pumpkin used by Libby´s (a division of Carnation Company) for their canned pumpkin. These pumpkins are larger than your normal pie pumpkins. Pie Pumpkins weigh about 5 pounds. The Dickinson’s weigh 10 to 14 pounds, are oblong and tanned in color. They have a much thicker orange flesh and less open space in the center.

Libby's pumpkins are sweeter and creamy

The Dickinson pumpkins are smaller, squatter, meatier, heavier and sweeter than the Halloween pumpkin. It has a creamy texture and fresh pure pumpkin flavor.

Libby's processes 500,000 pumpkins a day

During the harvest, the factory can process 500,000 pumpkins a day into cans.

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Original Recipe from 1950

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 55 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Pie
This classic recipe has been on LIBBY'S® Pumpkin canned puree labels since 1950.


  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 1 can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk (12 fl oz)
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell ((4-cup volume))


This is the traditional LIBBY'S® pumpkin pie recipe for a single pie. This classic recipe has been on LIBBY'S® Pumpkin canned puree  labels since 1950.

This pie is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. Just mix, pour, bake for a delicious homemade tradition.


1. MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
Beat eggs in large bowl.
egs for libby's pumpkin pie
Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture.
add sugar to libby's pumpkin puree
Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
adding milk libby's pumpkin mix
Pour into pie shell.
pour pumpkin in to pie shell
BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes.
libby's pumpkin pie in oven
7. Reduce temperature to 350° F and bake for 40 to 50 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
8. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.
Let Us Eat
Serve immediately or refrigerate for two days.
slice of libby's pumpkin pie
10. Top with whipped cream before serving.