Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes
25 Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Try This Year
Try these tasty pumpkin pie recipes for your next big holiday feast. We’ve rounded up the best recipes for pumpkin pie filling, flaky crusts and more.
Pumpkin pie does not have to be difficult to make. This recipe has a wonderful taste and will be a hit at your holiday meal. —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington
In my opinion, there’s no contest as to which homemade pumpkin pie is best. No matter how good your canned filling is, it will never match pumpkin pie from scratch. —Christy Harp, Massillon, Ohio
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Baked in a water bath, this pie has a texture that’s more like a custard than a traditional pumpkin pie. In place of canned or fresh pumpkin, I sometimes use cushaw, a type of crookneck squash.
My birthday is in late November so my mom often morphed the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie into my birthday “cake” and had all the family sing for me. This is an update on her recipe, adding lots more of our mutual favorite ingredient, ginger. The pie’s best after it’s nice and chilled. Birthday candles optional. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With its 10-minute prep time and lovely blend of mild eggnog flavor and spices, this is dream dessert for a busy hostess! It’s a staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In fact, my grown kids request it whenever they come to visit. —Patti Leake, Columbia, Missouri
My family and I always try new desserts during the holidays. This one was a clear winner, so we now make it for all occasions! —Patricia Ness, La Mesa, California
Want to dress up ordinary pumpkin pie for the holidays? Give it a buttery, sugary streusel topping of gingersnaps and pecans.
I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pumpkin pie. And you can relish every luscious bite of this version since the tender crust is made with a mere hint of canola oil and butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Because my husband loves pumpkin pie, I’ve looked high and low for that “perfect” recipe. But as soon as he tasted this tart, he told me to stop searching, declaring this the best he’s ever tried! —Brenda Ryan, Marshall, Missouri
We make our own maple syrup, and that’s what gives this pie its special taste. You might want to bake this for your Thanksgiving meal. —Martha Boudah, Essex Center, Vermont
I’m a fan of streusel topping, cream cheese desserts and pumpkin pie, so I combined them in one beautiful recipe. — Deborah Paulson, Deer Park, Washington
Refrigerated pie crust and a muffin tin make it easy to create these delicious spiced pumpkin tartlets. Dollop with whipped cream and you’re done! — Jessie Oleson, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Children love this pie—marshmallows make the filling light and fluffy. It’s a quick and easy recipe that I’ve shared many times over the years. Since it doesn’t need to bake, this pie comes in handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas when your oven is in demand. —Phyllis Renfro, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Instead of pumpkin pie, try this flavorful light holiday dessert. My husband’s aunt shared the recipe after she brought this treat to a family party. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
My husband loves anything pumpkin, and this creamy, comforting pumpkin pudding recipe is one of his favorites. We make our easy pudding all year long, but it’s especially nice in the fall. —Andrea Schaak, Bloomington, Minnesota
These bars taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie—yum! If you can’t find butter cake mix, yellow cake mix works. —Sue Draheim, Waterford, Wisconsin
Pumpkin pie does not have to be difficult to make. This recipe has wonderful maple flavor and is sure to be a hit at your fall get-togethers. —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington
This is traditional pumpkin pie…with a twist! I like the zesty orange taste of the sour cream topping paired with the pumpkin custard. When I serve this pie, there’s never any left, so you might want to make two! —Joan Bingham, Cornwall, Vermont
Here’s my spin on praline pie. It has a nice crunch from the pecans, brightness from the orange zest, pop from the cranberries and richness from the cream cheese. —Barb Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
If you’re looking for a classic autumn dessert, try this pumpkiny cheesecake pie. It’s a winner at potlucks and on the Thanksgiving table. The gingersnap crust forms a spicy-sweet foundation.—Sharon Crockett, La Palma, California
My family always asks for these cupcakes once fall starts. We just love the flavors of cinnamon and cloves—the shining stars in this dessert. —Melissa Story, Trego, Wisconsin
This was one of my mom’s favorite pie recipes. She was a great cook and was always generous with her recipes, yet she rarely shared this special one. —Ruth Ferris, Billings, Montana
The first time my husband and two daughters tried this dessert, they thought it was delicious. It has all of the spicy pumpkin goodness of the traditional pie without the fuss of a pastry crust. —Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska
The fluffed filling in this mouthwatering pie forms beautiful peaks and is nutmeg-colored. Rich and creamy, this popular dessert tastes so good with its buttery graham cracker crust. —Sheila Bradshaw, Powell, Ohio