Simple Pumpkin Pie

If you are looking to make a pumpkin pie for the first time this year, wanting to try out baking from scratch then this simple pumpkin pie is ideal for you to make. Yes even making your own pie crust is easy to do just follow the pumpkin pie for beginners recipe below.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Dessert

If there is one thing that screams Thanksgiving to us it’s Pumpkin Pie and it’s so easy to make you don’t need to buy it from the store you can gather your ingredients and make it yourself so simply.

thankgiving table laid with a dish of homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream edging and two mini pumpkins beside

In fact, you need to make this ahead of time, the day or 2 days beforehand is ideal is it gives you lots of time to chill and set before serving.

A delicious slice of homemade pumpkin pie ready to be eaten by the family for thanksgiving giving dessert

Are you making this for Thanksgiving? Then check out some of our other Thanksgiving Recipes for the Family including easy recipes for that leftover Turkey.

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Homemade Pie Crust

I know so many people shy away from making their own pie crust, I’ve done it. I’ve bought ready-made crusts in the past as well as ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry so that I could avoid it and now I feel cheated for all of those years.

pie crust dough being made in the bowl of the stand mixer

This recipe for pumpkin pie uses the easiest pie crust recipe in the world – or so I think so.

pie crust in the pie dish ready to be partly baked to make some pumpkin pie

There’s no rolling out we’re just going to use our trusty stand mixer and create the pie crust dough then press it into our pie tin. That’s how easy it’s going to be.

Easy Pumpkin Pie Filling

With the pie crust made so easily, we need to make sure that the filling is just the same! We don’t want to spend hours and hours slaving over it.

homemade pumpkin pie filling ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed up

Instead, this pumpkin pie filling made with canned pumpkin, store-bought spice (or if you fancy making your own here’s our favourite pumpkin pie spice recipe), and the easiest way to make a pumpkin custard ever is perfect.

chilled pumpkin pie dessert for thanksgiving dinner ready to be sliced for the family

Once baked, and your house is smelling amazing, it’s just a case of letting it cool and chill, adding some whipped cream, and then serving to the family to enjoy for Thanksgiving dessert before sitting down to watch the football.

a slice of homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream with mini squash behind for thanksgiving

Your Simple and Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

So how do you make it? Well just read on for our easiest pumpkin pie recipe to make from scratch.

Yield: 8 people

Simple Pumpkin Pie

top down view of a simple homemade pumpkin pie on the table for thanksgiving with fall leaves and mini pumpkins and squash

A delicious and easy simple pumpkin pie recipe including homemade pie crust and filling.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes


Pie Crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup cold water


  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 12-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

To Serve

  • Whipped Cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Add the melted butter and use a pastry blender to combine the ingredients until crumbly.
  4. Add the cold water and stir until the dough begins to come together.
  5. Transfer the dough to the pie pan and press it into the bottom and up the sides.
  6. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  7. While the crust is baking, whisk together the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin spice. Pour the mixture into the crust.
  8. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake the pie for 45 to 50 minutes, until the custard is set.
  9. Allow the pie to chill for a minimum of 4hrs.
  10. Just before serving add some whipped cream to the edge and for each slice.


Although you can make it 5 and a 1/2 hours ahead of time, save some stress and make it a day or 2 before and refrigerate, then add the whipped cream at time of serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 10g

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More Ideas for Thanksgiving

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stack of cranberry filled cake bars with a crumble top on a wooden chopping board with pecan pieces around them
delicious leftover christmas turkey, stuffing and green bean casserole on a white plate next to the casserole dish
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