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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Are you looking for the best crustless pumpkin pie recipe? I think I have it! Crustless pumpkin pie is perfect for those that have certain food allergies, or just simply love the best part of the pie (the filling, of course).

A crustless pumpkin pie makes the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, or a “just because it’s fall” treat. 

Fall in love with the comforting, rich flavors of our Crustless Pumpkin Pie. Without the fuss of a crust, this simple, velvety delight highlights the creamy, spiced pumpkin filling that we all crave. The result? A heavenly dessert that’s all about the heart of the pie, boasting traditional autumnal spices and a heartwarming, homely feel.

crustless pumpkin pie

Let’s get serious here. We are all trying to eat healthier, right? As we get older we realize how important our health really is and our food is a great place for us to start. Even small changes to desserts such as pumpkin pie can make them much more health friendly and just right for enjoying without guilt.


Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
A: This specific recipe isn’t gluten-free. However, you can certainly find gluten-free alternatives out there.

Q: Is the texture different without a crust?
A: Yes, it’s more like a custard. However, it still has the rich pumpkin flavor that is quintessential for a pumpkin pie.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Always make sure to use canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. This ensures you have control over the sweetness and spice levels.
  2. If you miss the crust, you can always serve your slice of pie on a biscuit or a cookie for that crunchy contrast.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

crustless pumpkin pie process

Whether someone has a food allergy, they are trying to eat healthier, or you simply want to try something new, this non traditional pumpkin pie is going to be an awesome addition to your Thanksgiving table. 


Spice things up by adding a pinch of cardamom or ground cloves to the pumpkin mixture. You could also experiment with sweeteners – try substituting some or all of the sugar with maple syrup for a deeper, more complex sweetness.

Where to Serve

Crustless Pumpkin Pie is perfect for any gathering where comfort food is appreciated. Thanksgiving is an obvious choice, but don’t hesitate to offer it as a sweet finish to a hearty autumn or winter dinner.


You can store your Crustless Pumpkin Pie in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. If you need to store it longer, it can also be frozen for up to two months.

Is Crustless Pumpkin Pie Gluten Free?

For those with celiac disease or gluten allergies the holiday dessert table can be a pretty depressing place. Thankfully, this amazing pumpkin pie allows them the opportunity to get in on the holiday favorite pie traditions that they have likely had to miss out on. (If you want this recipe to be gluten free please use gluten free flour)

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Problem: My pie is cracking on top.

Solution: This often means the pie is overcooked. To avoid this, ensure you don’t overbake your pie. It should still be slightly wobbly in the center when you take it out of the oven.

Problem: My pie is too watery.

Solution: This could be due to the moisture content in your pumpkin puree. To fix this, try straining your pumpkin puree before using it.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  1. Kids love to measure: Have them help measure out the sugar, spices, and pumpkin puree.
  2. Let them whisk: Kids can help by whisking the ingredients together, strengthening their hand-eye coordination.
  3. Talk about the process: As you make the pie, talk to your children about how the heat from the oven will turn the liquid filling into a solid. It’s a fun, real-life science experiment!

crustless pumpkin pie on plate

Is This Pumpkin Pie Healthier than Regular Pumpkin Pie?

crustless pumpkin pie

This pumpkin pie is healthier than regular pumpkin pie because since you are omitting the pie crust, you are losing the fat and calories that come with it. It’s well worth missing out on the crust because this pumpkin pie is so delicious, you won’t even notice it’s missing!

Topping Options

Crustless Pumpkin Pie is fantastic on its own, but adding a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can make it extra special. For a little crunch, try sprinkling some toasted pecans on top.

crustless pumpkin pie process

Tips for Making the Best Crustless Pumpkin Pie

If you are ready to make a delicious crustless pumpkin pie, here are some of our favorite tips for making it the best:

  • Grease your pie pan. Many people forget to do this since you don’t often have to with a crust pie, but it is necessary for this  pumpkin pie.
  • Use evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)
  • Bring eggs to room temperature before mixing into the recipe.
  • Use pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)  

Why This Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe Works

This Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe works wonders because it focuses on the essence of the pumpkin pie – the filling. The creamy, spiced pumpkin becomes the star of the show, offering a straightforward, uncomplicated flavor profile that is pure autumn comfort. Plus, with the crust out of the picture, it’s an absolute cinch to whip up, even for the most amateur of bakers. Dive in fork first, and savor the sweet simplicity of this fantastic dessert!

What are some other amazing pumpkin recipes to try?

If you make this non traditional pumpkin pie be sure and let us know how it worked out!

crustless pumpkin pie
Yield: 6-8

Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A holiday favorite, crustless pumpkin pie! All of the amazing delicious flavors of pumpkin pie without the crust!


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and flour. Add eggs; mix well.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin, milk, vanilla and cinnamon if desired; mix until well blended.
  3. Pour into a greased 9-in. pie plate. Place pie plate in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water to pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 61mgSodium 44mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 4g

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Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Made it last night. It had a great taste and less calories without the crust. I really enjoyed it.

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