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6 Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipes


Nothing completes a fall meal more than a delicious pumpkin pie. In this article, you'll find a collection of the top-rated recipes of pumpkin pies plus twists that will feature ginger, walnuts, and pecans.

“Autumn. Pretty leaves, pumpkin pie and sweaters. Perfect weather for reading. Winter is great but I hate shoveling.” - Eden Robinson

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Pumpkin Slab Pie

An entire slab of delicious pumpkin pie!
Amazing pumpkin pie in all its glory. Source: The Kitchen is my Playground

Are you expecting a crowd for your upcoming event? Skip the pie plate. Instead, pull out a sheet pan. A pumpkin slab pie will feed almost twice as many people than its 9-inch cousin. The ingredients that you will need is a single recipe of Ultimate Pie Dough, cans of pure pumpkin, grated fresh ginger, heavy cream, whole milk, large eggs, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. For garnish, you can use whipped cream.

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Walnut Crust Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Warm, moist, scrumptious pumpkin pie
How can you look at that and not want to eat it? Source: Valerie Cogswell

Have someone in your family who is gluten-free? Fortunately, they don’t have to miss out on a delicious homemade pumpkin pie for dessert! This wonderful recipe is totally gluten-free and natural, so everyone can enjoy it! The ingredients for the crust are:

  • All-natural cooking spray
  • Walnuts
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut sugar
  • One egg white
  • Melted butter

You can find the ingredients for the filling as well as the step-by-step directions at Valerie Cogswell.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Mixing pumpkin with chocolate? Don't mind if we do!
The delectable blend of chocolate and pumpkin. Source: Go Bold with Butter

Forget the flaky and very fussy pastry dough. Crush two bags of Oreos and mix them with melted butter. Press the mix into your sheet pan for a tasty and easy shortcut crust. Just like with any pie, it'll all start with an amazing crust. For this recipe, we are using the chocolate cookie crust. That is where the chocolate comes in with this Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.

Don't forget to cut the pie into squares and to serve them with whipped cream. On top, spice them up with cinnamon. To really take the pumpkin slab pie to the next level, emphasize the chocolate flavor. We recommend you sprinkle grated chocolate right on top of the slab pie.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

What's better than pie? Mini-me sized.
Tiny little bite-sized pies. Source: Go Dairy Free

Canned coconut milk works as a dairy-free, yet delicious alternative to heavy cream if you want pumpkin pies that are free of dairy. Tell your guests who are lactose-intolerant that your mini pumpkin pies are safe to indulge.

For the crust:

  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg yolks
  • Non-hydrogenated shortening
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Ice water

For the filling:

  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Light brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Ground ginger
  • Canned coconut milk or dairy-free creamer

Get the full step-by-step directions at Go Dairy Free.

Pecan Pumpkin Pie

We love pecan pie, and we can tell no lie.
DIY Pecan recipes for dessert. Source: Country Living

A crispy, rich pecan topping with maple syrup will lend a twist to the traditional creamy pumpkin pie that will make your mouth water. It's very simple to make. In fact, the ingredients are the same as to the standard pie. The only difference is the topping which will involve the use of chopped pecans, sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and whipped cream (optional).

Muffin Tin Pumpkin Pie

Mini tin muffins are the way to go
Make baking fun with mini tins! Source: Savvy Saving Couple

You can bake this delicious treat in less than an hour using your muffin tin! You can make several of these yummy treats as they are so easy to whip up. They are also packed with the best flavors of the fall season.

These mini pies are so good that they are the favorite of kids and adults alike! The reason why a muffin tin pumpkin pie is a sure hit among guests is because of the ingredients. Starting with the best ingredients will produce the best results.

The crust uses unbleached white flour. Choose one that has not been enriched with additives. The organic flour will produce an airy and light crust which is ideal for this recipe. Once you're done making the crust, bake it for a couple of minutes. Then, top it with an oatmeal caramel crumble. Bake it some more, let it cool, and that's it! To make it even better, you can top it with either vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

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Like these ideas? Which ones are you going to make? Let us know in the comments below!

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