In honor of my husband, this is my first posted recipe. We've been married 30 years and sometime, very early on, he asked for his birthday supper to be fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn on the cob and pumpkin pie for dessert. He has never had a cake. He likes his pumpkin pie to be very spicy, so feel free to adjust the spice amounts. This is very special to us and I hope you enjoy it also. We think it's excellent!