Make pie crust recipe according to recipe directions. Find the recipe for an all-butter pie crust here. Let dough chill in refrigerator, tightly wrapped.
In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 5 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides often with spatula. The whisk attachment works the best to whip the cream cheese.
Add pumpkin and mix for another 5 minutes.
Add melted butter and vanilla and mix for 1 minute.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice and salt.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place pie dough in a deep-dish pie pan.
Pour pumpkin pie filling into pie crust and place pie plate on baking sheet. Depending on the size of your pie pan, you may have some extra filling.
Bake for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 42 - 48 minutes. Watch the crust carefully to make sure it isn't becoming too brown. Cover with pie cover or foil to prevent browning.