For the ultimate holiday dessert, try these creamy and delicious pumpkin pie recipes.
There are several fall season food staples, but one of the most important is a good old-fashioned homemade pumpkin pie. The semi-sweet, autumnal flavor of pumpkin pairs perfectly with a buttery flakey piecrust to create a mouth-watering experience. Pumpkin pie is a must-serve splurge-worthy dessert for any Thanksgiving feast, and can be presented in several tasty variations: some are served plain and simple, some with a decadent creamy filling, and others with crushed candied pecans or crisp ginger snaps. For first time pumpkin pie bakers, there are plenty of easy pumpkin pie recipes as well.
Regardless of the rendition, our best pumpkin pie recipes are sure to satisfy at your family Turkey Day feast or a Friendsgiving celebration. Keep up with this delicious American tradition, and serve one of our favorite pumpkin pies this year! Don’t let menu planning get you down, these easy pumpkin pie recipes will be the perfect finishing touch to an enticing Thanksgiving feast, and will leave your guests completely fulfilled.
Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie
Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie
During this season, the kitchen is filled with the aromas of fall—sweet caramel, juicy apples, roasted pecans, and, of course, creamy pumpkin. Those scents are certainly enough to bring everyone to the table, but once they’ve arrived, you’ll want something spectacular to serve them. This Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie maximize our favorite fall flavors and synthesizes them into an indulgent, sweet dessert with enough textural interest to keep them coming back for more. Seconds, please! You can create the delicious, chunky topping texture by leaving a few extra large, blueberry-size pieces in the Pecan Streusel Topping mix. It pairs beautifully with the creamy pumpkin pie within.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
Recipe: Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
With a name like this, it has to be on your Thanksgiving dessert table. So easy to whip up and even easier on the palette, this easy pumpkin pie recipe is a winner. We’ve scoured all of our Thanksgiving dessert recipes, and we think that this might just be the easiest one yet. (And on Thanksgiving—with family bustling through the kitchen and hungry bellies asking, “Is it ready yet?”—we love the easy prep of this dish.) For a crisp crust (no more soggy pie bottoms!), we recommend both using a metal pie pan and prebaking your crust with pie weights.
Pumpkin-Lemon Cream Cheese Chess Pie
Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Recipe: Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
This dessert is so light, airy, and delicate, you’ll think you dreamed it up. Or that it was made from a cloud. Either way, it belongs on your table to treat your family and friends. Plate a few generous slices, because this lovely pie disappears quickly. No description can really do this pie justice, thanks to the combination of moist pumpkin, heavenly chiffon, and toasted coconut. It’s easy as, well, pie to make since you can combine and refrigerate the pie—without the topping—a day ahead of when you need to serve it. Take your refrigerate pie out and then add the finishing touches: Whip and add the tasty topping before serving.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Test Kitchen Professional—and food genius—Pam Lolley combined the flavors of three of our favorites to create this luscious holiday dessert. It’s the ultimate seasonal indulgence, and we can’t imagine a better way to finish off a Thanksgiving meal than with a slice of this dessert hybrid masterpiece. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake dance together in a delicious dessert waltz. The toasty flavors of pecans, the creaminess of pumpkin pie, and the sweet indulgence of cheesecake elevate each other through proximity. They delight the palate with a combination the likes of which you’ve never before enjoyed. Bon appetit!
Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving mainstay. We couldn’t imagine the holiday without it, but sometimes we want to take the classic up a notch. Add some pizzazz to your traditional pumpkin pie with unexpected flavor and inspired additions. This show-stopping holiday pie gets its name from the rich layer of decadent melted chocolate that's spooned over it’s buttery, flavorful cinnamon-graham cracker crust. Once you taste this pie, you’ll fall in love with pumpkin all over again. The new flavors elevate the familiar and make it brand new. With this moist, crumbly crust and a decadent, creamy filling, it's hard to say no to seconds of this pie.
Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
Go big or go home. This pumpkin pie pulls out all the stops (hence the name), and we guarantee that it is just as spectacular as it looks. Since no holiday meal is complete without pumpkin pie, we created a pumpkin pie with depth and surprise that will still please the pumpkin pie purists. Crushed gingersnaps are pressed into the crust, adding even more flavor and depth to this classic fall dessert. This small addition makes a big impact, and elevates the pie to the level of art. The gourmet effect of small changes will have all your guests asking for your spectacular recipe. And that is, well, simply spectacular.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
For the gourmands in the kitchen, you want a dish that is unique, something exciting, and something seasonal—but with a twist that leaves your mouth watering. This is that dish. With a touch of elegance and inspiration from the Continent, this tart satisfies everyone at the table (plus whoever stops by for leftovers the next day.) To craft this tart, begin with a toasted pecan crust, layer with cream cheese and a classic pumpkin filling, and then gild the lily with a creamy meringue. It’s simple enough, but the effect is stunning. You’ll dream of next Thanksgiving just so you can make it again. But it is so delicious, you’ll want to whip it up again next week.
Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie
Flavorful pumpkin pie sits atop a toasted walnut mixture in this must-try dessert. It brings in the oft-neglected walnut, which is such a delicious addition in this pie. At this time of year, we’re knee-deep in pecans and pecan pies, but work in the humble and delicious walnut, and you will not be disappointed. You can simplify this pie and leave off the leaf toppers, or you can double up on the decoration, which we think really adds to the effect—the final result of this pie. It’s a beautiful effect that harnesses the ambience of the season, the leaves falling with a rustle and a crunch, and makes them a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth addition to your layered pie.
Cracked Caramel-Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Cracked Caramel-Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie gets a makeover in this recipe. We love the traditional dessert as much as anyone, but this cracked caramel-pecan pie is finding a place in our dessert-loving hearts. It’s that good. The pumpkin pie within is creamier than you can imagine, a smooth combination of flavors that fills you with the warmth of the season. But that’s not all. The showstopper on this cake is the topper. A hard candy coating tops the pie, adding melt-in-your-mouth caramel flavors and a pretty, crunchy coating to this classic dessert. Try it this holiday and share with your friends, you’ll thank us later.
Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream and Sugared Pecans
Our users rave that this dessert is the best pumpkin pie they've ever tasted and beg you not to skip the whipped maple cream. We agree! It is supremely seasonal. All of the best flavors of autumn are combined in this pumpkin pie. It’s destined for the recipe box. The pumpkin pie pleases everyone with the classic, memory-inducing flavors of childhood. Add the maple cream for a sweet touch of fall, plus the sugared pecans for crunch, and you have a new family favorite, the perfect dessert for starting new traditions and making memories that your family will treasure for years.