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Easiest Creamy Pumpkin Pie

 A pumpkin pie is a uniquely fall dessert.  Most of us only think of pumpkin pie during those few months of the year reserved for all things fall.  

Nowadays you can make pumpkin pie any time of year now that canned pumpkin is readily available all year.  

Easy Pumpkin Pie for Fall

Pumpkin pie is an easy fall dessert perfect for Thanksgiving dinner

The spices used in the pumpkin pie filling create a flavor that is for me, uniquely fall. Just gather some cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, and allspice from your pantry. You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by following this recipe.  

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This recipe is simplicity at its best: One of the primary reasons you'll love this classic pumpkin pie recipe is its simplicity. Whether you opt for a homemade crust or a store-bought one, the straightforward ingredients and easy-to-follow steps make this dessert a breeze to prepare. 

The recipe is a time-tested tradition: This recipe is a nod to tradition, capturing the essence of a classic Thanksgiving or holiday dessert. The combination of spiced pumpkin filling and a buttery crust creates a perfect harmony of flavors that has stood the test of time. It's a timeless recipe that will evoke nostalgia and warmth at any gathering.

The kids can help with preparation: It's that easy. Whether you're a seasoned baker looking to showcase your crust-making skills or someone with a busy schedule opting for a convenient store-bought crust, this pumpkin pie recipe caters to all. The adaptability of this recipe allows you to personalize it to your comfort level and time constraints, making it an ideal choice for various occasions.

It's a crowd-pleasing holiday dessert: This pie not only looks inviting but also boasts a heavenly aroma and a rich, velvety texture that many will remember from their childhood holiday dinners. The classic combination of pumpkin and warm spices will satisfy the taste buds of your family and friends. This pumpkin pie recipe has become a holiday tradition.

How to Make Classic Pumpkin Pie

Whether you want a fall pie for dessert this weekend or are making Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin pie is one of the easiest pies you can make.  You'll love the no-fuss nature of pumpkin pie. Just mix the filling ingredients together in one bowl.

You probably have the ingredients you need in your pantry now.  You'll need a can of pumpkin, evaporated milk, granulated sugar, two large eggs, and pumpkin pie spice.  You don't have to go out and buy your pumpkin pie spice.  Here's my recipe to make your own or you can watch the video below.

The pumpkin pie filling is baked in an unbaked pie crust.  If you have time to make your own pie crust try my recipe for easy food processor pie dough.  If you don't have time to make your own crust go ahead and use a prepared pie dough for the grocery store.  I bet no one will know.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Video

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Video

This pumpkin spice mix is perfect in pumpkin pie or sprinkled on your coffee for a taste of fall in the morning.

Whipped Cream Topping

Whipped cream is essential for your pumpkin pie.  

Make your homemade sweetened whipped cream by beating together one cup of heavy cream, two tablespoons of sugar, and one teaspoon of vanilla. Mix 1/2- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in with the sugar for some extra fall flavor.

Frequently Asked Pumpkin Pie Questions

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?

Yes, but for easy preparation and consistent results, I recommend using canned pumpkin. If you use fresh pumpkin, ensure it's well-drained to maintain the desired consistency in your pie filling.

Can I make the pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can! This pumpkin pie is perfect for preparing a couple of days in advance. Bake the pie, let it cool, and refrigerate. Bring it to room temperature before serving, or reheat briefly in the oven for that fresh-from-the-oven experience.

 Can I freeze pumpkin pie?

Yes. Pumpkin pie freezes well. After baking and cooling, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving. The high fat content in both the crust and the filling slows the formation of ice crystals. As long as your pumpkin pie is at the right temperature and is properly wrapped, its consistency and taste. will be fine 

Can I substitute condensed milk with evaporated milk?

Substituting evaporated milk with condensed milk means you won't need to add any sugar to the filling mixture. You may also find the texture to be more dense for a pie made with condensed milk. If you want the ability to adjust the sweetness of your pie you will want to use evaporated milk.

Can I use a pre-made pie crust?

Absolutely! A store-bought pie crust is a convenient option and doesn't compromise the taste. I encourage you to test out store-bought options to find one that can be your go-to crust in a pinch. 

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Yield: 12
Author: Donna Urso
Easy Pumpkin Pie

Easy Pumpkin Pie

This is an easy, no-fail pumpkin pie recipe with all the creaminess and flavor you love in this fall-favorite dessert.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 60 MinTotal time: 1 H & 5 M



  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Place all the filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust.
  4. Place the pie on the center rack of your preheated oven.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  6. Continue baking for another 45 to 50 minutes until the center of the pie is set.
  7. Cool completely before serving.


Use a prepared pie crust from the grocery store for a super-quick, delicious fall dessert.

Serve your pie with homemade whipped cream. Add a little pumpkin pie spice to the whipped cream for added fall flavor.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6.83 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.81 g

Carbs (grams)

25.52 g

Fiber (grams)

1.47 g

Net carbs

24.05 g

Sugar (grams)

16.57 g

Protein (grams)

4.27 g

Sodium (milligrams)

102.02 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

39.22 mg

Nutrional information is approximate.

Other Fall Desserts You Will Love

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Apple Crisp


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