Slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream on a round wooden plate in front of fall decorations on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts. And it's even better when made with homemade pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Pie is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Last time we made the pie, we decided to try to puree our leftover pumpkins from Halloween that were never carved. 

Of course, at that time, we had no clue how to make our own pumpkin puree, so we decided to just wing it and see what happens. I’m still not completely sure we did it correctly. But either way, the pie came out delicious, and that’s all that matters. 

The one thing we didn’t realize was how much pumpkin puree we would get just from one pumpkin! I made it into the pie of course. But also gave some to neighbors as gifts, made Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, and made a Pumpkin Roll

If you’re going to use homemade pumpkin puree then you will need two cups of it. But, I don’t blame you for buying the canned puree. It’s much easier and you can have this pie done in under an hour. 

Pumpkin pie can be made ahead of time. If I am in charge of the pumpkin pie I will make it the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Then let it sit out for about an hour before serving. 

TIP: If your pumpkin pie often cracks along the top, you’ve cooked it too long.

When removed from the oven, the pie should still be soft in the center. A toothpick inserted one inch from the edge needs to come out clean. Not the center.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 400F then use an electric mixer or immersion blender to combine all of the ingredients except the crust. 

Empty stand mixer next to a pie crust, bowls of pumpkin puree, brown sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt all on a wooden surface

Place the crust on a baking sheet to catch anything that may spillover. Trust me, it’s much easier to do this and clean the pan later than the oven. Fill the pie with the blended filling. It will be extremely full, but you want it to be to the top of the crust. 

Pumpkin pie filling mixed together in a pie crust on a metal sheet pan on a wooden surface

Very carefully move the pie to the oven and bake it for about 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted about one inch from the edge comes out clean. Serve the pie warm or let cool before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired. 

Slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream on a round wooden plate in front of fall decorations on a wooden surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: February 14, 2016

Last Updated On: October 25, 2019

Slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream on a round wooden plate in front of fall decorations on a wooden surface

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts. And it’s even better when made with homemade pumpkin puree.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holidays, pie, pumpkin
Servings: 12 slices
5 from 5 votes


  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • In large bowl, beat all ingredients together (except crust) with electric mixer or immersion blender
  • Pour into prepared pie crust and put pie on a cookie sheet (in case of spills)
  • Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted one inch from the edge comes out clean


NOTE: If your pie cracks on the top, it was cooked too long. It will look undercooked when you take it out but the pie sets as it cools.
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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 201mg8%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6460IU129%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie”

  1. You read my mind, I was talking to my daughter and told her as we are entering fall, we should have Pumpkin pie this Sunday. I will make it, thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so excited for fall and all the traditional fall foods, especially pumpkin pie! I might even make one this weekend to properly welcome fall. This recipe looks delicious!

  3. I’m going to start off by saying that I typically do not follow the pumpkin spice trend in the fall. However, I do love a mean piece of pumpkin pie and have no good recipes! I’ll for sure be trying this one out! Thanksgiving in Canada is just around the corner!

  4. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been one to like a full-on pumpkin pie. I’ve been brave to try some here and there. But this recipe actually looks good and makes me want to try again! 🙂

  5. Pumpkin Pie is definitely one of my favorites of the season. We tend to eat this whenever the mood strikes though, even in the summer!

    1. I have a hard time finding pumpkin, even canned, when it isn’t the fall. I’ve wanted to make a few pumpkin recipes off-season and haven’t been able to find it here. That’s awesome that you can!

  6. We don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving in my country, we don’t have fall season here too. But I would love to try making this pumpkin pie, this sounds like a great recipe.

    1. We don’t get much of a fall season here in South Texas (or South Florida where I grew up). We skip straight from the heat of summer to cold of winter, sometimes overnight! But, around this time of the year when there are pumpkins everywhere, we enjoy making the pumpkin recipes.

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