Homemade Pumpkin Pie photo

This, as the title suggests, is one super easy pumpkin pie recipe. Seriously, if you can stir sugar into a cup of coffee, you have all the skills required to make this beauty.

But it’s far from just being an easy pumpkin pie. It’s also super-creamy, richly spiced and crazy delicious. I served it at Thanksgiving dinner this year (as I’ve mentioned, Canada celebrates in October), and my friend Mark said it was the best pumpkin pie he’d ever had. He’s totally getting invited back next year. 🙂

I recommend starting with my no-fail easy pie crust recipe. No food processor, no headache, just super-buttery, deliciously golden, flaky crust. 

You can use canned pumpkin or roast your own kobacha or sugar pumpkin and puree the flesh.

You’ll notice that pumpkin pie recipes vary in the amount of pumpkin puree they use – mine is quite generous, simply because I’m crazy for pumpkin pie, and I love a lot of filling.  I like it to stand tall on a plate, with an ample pumpkin-to-crust ratio.

All you need is one bowl and a whisk! Easy to manage even if you’re already cooking the rest of dinner.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie photo

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree, canned/boxed or homemade
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 unbaked 9" pie crust
  • Sweetened whipped cream for serving


  • Position oven rack to bottom third of oven and place a baking stone or large baking sheet on top; preheat oven (and baking stone/sheet) to 400ºF.
  • Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl, then scrape into an unbaked 9″ pie shell. Bake 15 minutes, then reduce to 325ºF and bake 40 minutes more, or until pie is set (it’ll still be a bit jiggly, but not loose). Cool on wire rack and serve warm, room temperature, or chilled, topped with whipped cream. Store cooled pie (and any leftovers) in the refrigerator.


Here is my no-fail easy pie dough recipe. 

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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3 years ago

Confused about the baking sheet going on the rack in lower third of oven – do you put that there to catch any drips from the pie baking on the center rack, or do you put the pie inside the baking sheet to bake? Thank you! Want to try this recipe, I really have a taste for pumpkin pie!

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