“I found this recipe on the Sanalac Nonfat Dry Milk can. It is basically the same old standby recipe as on the Libby's pumpkin can except it does not use canned milk. We prefer the texture of this one. It is very quick and easy. Be sure to mix in the order given and you can use a wisk. If you dump all in together (which is the way the can instructions say), you will need to use an electric mixer to break up the dry milk particles. I can no longer find Sanalac powdered milk in my grocery stores, so I order cans of powdered milk online from Provident Pantry, which has the same texture as Sanalac. Other powdered milks are not as dense, so I don't know how they would work with this recipe.”
1hr 15mins
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sanalac nonfat dry milk powder
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon ginger
  • 14 teaspoon clove
  • 1 23 cups water
  • 2 eggs (wisk well)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
  • 9 inches pastry shells


  1. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients together (so powdered milk will mix more easily), wisk in water, eggs, and pumpkin. (If you are using a mixer beat until smooth, but I prefer the easy clean-up of a wire wisk.).
  2. Pour into a 9 inch unbaked pastry shell and bake 15 min at 425 and then 50 to 60 min longer at 350.
  3. Baking the pie on the bottom shelf will brown the crust nicely on the bottom. The top of the pie does tend to brown a bit more than a regular canned milk recipe, but we prefer this one.

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