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Learn how to make pumpkin pie with just four ingredients, an unbaked pie crust, and this easy pumpkin pie recipe. Show off your baking talent by serving this "easy as pie" classic for Thanksgiving or anytime you need a delicious dessert.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
50 mins
1 hr
1 9-inch pie

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a homemade pumpkin pie. But we're going to let you in on a little secret: Making the seasonal dessert is actually quite simple. Don't let the season pass you by without trying this easy pumpkin pie recipe. 

Easy Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

Believe it or not, you can make this bakery-worthy pumpkin pie with just five easy-to-find ingredients:

· Pie Crust: Use a store-bought crust or make your own with our top-rated Butter Flaky Pie Crust recipe. 
· Pumpkin Puree: This simple pumpkin pie recipe calls for a 16-ounce can of pumpkin puree. Of course, you can puree your own pumpkin if you want to go the homemade route. 
· Sweetened Condensed Milk: A can of sweetened condensed milk adds irresistible flavor and creates a rich, smooth texture. 
· Eggs: Two whole eggs lend richness and help bind the filling together. 
· Pumpkin Pie Spice: A teaspoon of aromatic pumpkin pie spice gives this pumpkin pie all the aromatic, cozy flavor you need. 

How to Make Pumpkin Pie

Two Simple Pumpkin Pies
Credit: neia

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this easy pumpkin pie: 

1. Mix: Combine the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Mix until smooth, then pour into the prepared pie crust.
2. Bake: Bake in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking until the filling is set.  

How to Tell When Pumpkin Pie Is Done

The best and easiest way to check if your pumpkin pie is done? Insert a knife into the pie, about an inch away from the crust. If it comes out clean, the filling is set and it's ready to remove from the oven. 

How to Serve Pumpkin Pie

overhead view of Simple Pumpkin Pie recipe
Credit: Yoly

This easy pumpkin pie is delicious enough to serve as-is, but you can't go wrong by pairing it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How Long Does Pumpkin Pie Last In the Fridge?

Since pumpkin pie has an egg-rich filling, it should always be stored in the refrigerator. Cover the pie with storage wrap and store in the fridge for three to four days. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"So simple," according to mmrtnz. "We had our little one make this on her own while teaching her to read and understand recipes. It came out perfect and she's very pleased with herself! Great, simple recipe for a quick pumpkin pie for the holidays."

"Excellent," raves Allrecipes Allstar Yoly. "I added a tsp. of vanilla and a tsp. of cinnamon. I used a frozen deep dish pie crust and the amount of pumpkin was perfect."

'I made this as a crustless pumpkin pie,' says Challena. "I just put the filling in a casserole dish and baked it. Topped it with whipped cream while still warm....quick, easy and tasty!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and place it on a baking sheet.

  • Combine pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl; mix until combined. Pour into the pie crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven, set on a wire rack, and cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 63.2mg; sodium 333.6mg. Full Nutrition