27 Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Make for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping
Photo: Andy Lyons

From traditional pumpkin pie recipes to elegant and creative variations (such as pumpkin pie pudding, cheesecake, and cupcakes), these scrumptious pumpkin pies will make your Thanksgiving holiday dessert a smashing success.

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Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust
Jason Donnelly

A sweet base of dulce de leche, or caramelized condensed milk, perfectly complements the mellow spiced pumpkin in this pie recipe. Bonus: Each bite of this rich dessert is surprisingly light and airy. As one reviewer raves, "Wonderful pie and really easy to make!"

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Maple Pumpkin Pie with Salted Pecan Brittle

Maple Pumpkin Pie with Salted Pecan Brittle

Salty, sweet, crunchy, spiced: The sea salt-pecan brittle atop our best pumpkin pie recipe delivers on all your seasonal cravings.

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Sara's Silky Pumpkin Pie

Sara's Silky Pumpkin Pie
Peter Frank Edwards

The key to this silky variation on pumpkin pie is sweetened condensed milk. The result: a melt-in-your-mouth Thanksgiving dessert that will keep any holiday crowd happy.

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Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies
Andy Lyons

Perfect for a small-scale Thanksgiving, these individual pumpkin pies feature a creamy mixture of pumpkin and butterscotch pudding in a flaky, buttery pastry. Top the mini pumpkin pies with pumpkin pie spice whipped cream.

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Dreamy Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Blaine Moats

Watch every step of this indulgent chocolate-glazed pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe. See how to nestle the irresistible, creamy spiced pumpkin cheesecake filling perfectly between a homemade chocolate wafer crust and a rich layer of fudgy chocolate.

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Pumpkin Icebox Pie with Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Icebox Pie with Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust
Andy Lyons

Crunchy pistachios and spiced gingerbread complement the sweet pumpkin and cream cheese filling in this twist on traditional pumpkin pie.

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Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Mousse

Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Mousse

Mascarpone cheese and whipped cream are flavored with hazelnut liqueur to create the fluffy mousse that accents this classic fall-spiced pumpkin pie recipe.

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Pumpkin Frangelico Pie with Mascarpone

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Rich mascarpone cheese, Frangelico liqueur, and a sweet hazelnut crust make this easy pumpkin pie recipe extra special. Serve at any elegant holiday get-together or dinner.

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Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping
Andy Lyons

Add a twist to your classic pumpkin pie recipe. This showstopping dessert gets topped with a homemade pecan praline sauce. Fresh cranberries add tart flavor.

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Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Pie

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Pumpkin butter replaces traditional pumpkin filling in this homemade pumpkin pie recipe, and the results couldn't be more delicious. For the finishing touch, serve with rich whipped cream.

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Ginger Meringue Pumpkin Pie

Ginger Pumpkin Meringue Pie

A gingersnap crust adds a hint of zest to every bite of this maple-syrup-and-pumpkin pie. Once you've made the pumpkin pie from scratch, top with a brown sugar meringue to finish.

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Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

Need a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Our maple-laced recipe is ultra decadent and makes traditional pumpkin pie even sweeter. As one reviewer shares, "This is the best pumpkin pie. I have been making it for 13 years now."

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Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

This luscious pumpkin pie recipe features fluffy meringue atop a rich caramel-pumpkin filling. For a festive touch, try using a star-tip piping bag ($5, Walmart) to create elegant meringue peaks.

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Pumpkin-Mascarpone Pie with Candied Pecans

Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie with Candied Pecans

Real vanilla bean, fresh orange peel, and cream amp up the flavor in this pumpkin pie filling. Sprinkle with candied pecans before serving.

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Pumpkin Praline Pie

Pumpkin Praline Pie

Walnuts and chopped toffee bars team up to make a delicious candied topping on this two-layer cream cheese pumpkin pie. A drizzle of hot fudge takes it over the top.

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Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Brie Passano

Bring your favorite coffee shop drink to dessert! This twist on classic pumpkin pie is filled with chai spices. Make your own spice blend using cloves, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.

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Double-Pumpkin Pie with Oat Crust

Double Pumpkin Pie with Oat Crust

An oat crust cuts fat and adds fiber to this pumpkin pie recipe. Even better, the filling has less sugar and uses egg whites instead of whole eggs for a healthier option to the traditional Thanksgiving dessert.

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Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Apple-Butter Pumpkin Pie

Apple butter gives classic pumpkin pie filling sweetness and a soft texture. Add a bit of crunch with our homemade streusel topping.

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Chipotle-Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

Chipotle-Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

Add a little adventure to your holiday celebration with this dessert. Our bold variation on classic pumpkin pie features chipotle chile pepper and cranberry sauce.

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Lattice-Top Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Lattice-Top Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Dress up a classic pumpkin pie recipe by adding our gorgeous (and easy-to-make) lattice top. We'll show you how to make pumpkin pie crust perfect for rolling.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie
Andy Lyons

Have your latte and eat it too. This delicious dessert bakes the spicy flavors of a Pumpkin Spice Latte into a decadent pumpkin pie.

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Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

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A rich layer of cheesecake hides under creamy pumpkin filling in this pumpkin pie. With so much delicious flavor, this homemade pumpkin pie might be the first to go at your Thanksgiving dessert table.

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Light-Style Pumpkin Pie

Light-Style Pumpkin Pie

Lighten things up without sacrificing the pumpkin pie goodness you love with this simple pumpkin pie recipe. Make the vegan pumpkin pie filling and top it with dairy-free whipped topping.

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Best Pumpkin Pie

Best Pumpkin Pie

This classic pumpkin pie is just like the one grandma used to make. For a fresh spin, top it with our simple cranberry, pecan, and caramel sauce.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie

Slow Cooker Pecan Pie
Karla Conrad

Don't stress about being short on oven space during Thanksgiving meal prep. This easy pumpkin pie recipe "bakes" to perfection in your slow cooker ($25, Target). Serve the finished pie with plenty of fresh whipped cream.

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Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Erin's Pumpkin-Pecan Pie
Blaine Moats

This Thanksgiving pie recipe is the best of both worlds. To make, top a homemade pumpkin pie filling with pecan halves and brown sugar sauce. Bake until golden brown and set. Let the pie cool completely before serving.

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Pumpkin Pan Pie

Pumpkin Pan Pie
Blaine Moats

Not all pies are round! Bake pumpkin pie for a crowd in a rectangular jelly roll pan. This big-batch recipe serves 16 and bakes up in just 40 minutes.

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