17 Pumpkin Pie Recipes To Put You In A Holiday Mood

Southern Pumpkin Pie
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

The holidays call for a bounty of classic desserts with high standards and seasonal flavor, but don't let menu planning get you down. 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 pie crust to create a mouth-watering experience, and our creamy and delicious pumpkin pie recipes are the dependable crowd-pleasers you're looking for. This Thanksgiving feast must-serve, splurge-worthy dessert 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, too. Regardless of the rendition, our best pumpkin pie recipes are sure to satisfy at your family Turkey Day feast or Friendsgiving celebration. Keep up with this delicious American tradition, and serve one of our favorite pumpkin pies this year!

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Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever

Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
Photo: Greg Dupree

Recipe: Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever

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 pre-baking your crust with pie weights.

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Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie
Photo: Helen Norman

Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie

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.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

You know what they say: You can't have too much of a good thing. So, if there are two good things, you know this pie won't disappoint.

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Dairy-Free Coconut-Pumpkin Pie

Dairy-Free Coconut-Pumpkin Pie
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Recipe: Dairy-Free Coconut-Pumpkin Pie

Don't let food intolerances stop your family from enjoying a traditional pumpkin pie this fall. Coconut milk makes for the creamiest texture in this dairy-free version.

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Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Hector M. Sanchez

Recipe: Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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.

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Pumpkin Pie Martini

pumpkin pie martini
Photographer: Isaac Nunn, Prop Stylist: Julia Bayless, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Martini

This pumpkin pie recipe is for adults only. Sipped from a martini glass, this mature take on a classic pie is bursting with seasonal flavors and warm spices.

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Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake

Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake

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. Bon appetit!

08 of 17

Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie

Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie

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. The new flavors elevate the familiar and make it brand new.

09 of 17

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
Jody Horton

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue

To craft this elegant 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.

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin pie filling meets moist cake batter in this mashup dessert that will become a new tradition at your house. It's so delicious, you'll want to whip it up again next week.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Torie Cox / Southern Living

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice

You'll be using this seasoning combination in everything this fall. We're declaring Pumpkin Pie Spice an autumn pantry staple.

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Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pies

For easy and sanitary serving, let each guest get their own mini pumpkin pie this holiday season. Top each mini pie with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg to drive home this treat's wow factor.

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Pumpkin Pie Streusel

Pumpkin Pie Streusel
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Streusel

Now you can have pumpkin pie on muffins, oatmeal, coffee cakes, and more. This streusel delivers the beloved and familiar flavor of the pie we all know and (most) love.

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Southern Living

Recipe: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Turn the traditional pie into a bite-sized, snackable sandwich treat. They're as easy as baking two cookies and binding them with a cream cheese frosting, but the end result serves up an impressive does of delicious, seasonal nostalgia.

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Mini Pumpkin Pies with Maple Whipped Cream

mini pumpkin pies with maple whipped cream
David Malosh; Prop Styling: Robyn Glaser; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pies with Maple Whipped Cream

Two quintessential fall flavors come together in delightfully tiny bursts of Thanksgiving (and Christmas) joy. Using phyllo pastry rather than traditional pie crust is a deliciously flaky dessert game changer.

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Pumpkin Cobbler

pumpkin cobbler
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen Food Stylist: Margaret Dickey

Recipe: Pumpkin Cobbler

Like a low-maintenance pie, this Pumpkin Cobbler delivers all the same warming pumpkin pie flavors with considerably less fuss. It just might be the easiest thing you bake this season.

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Southern Pumpkin Pie

Southern Pumpkin Pie
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Southern Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe from the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, is a Test Kitchen favorite. Topped with pretty pie crust foliage, this pie crust stands out also as the perfect balance between tender and crisp.

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