The Easiest Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients (10)

  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 7 1/2 ounces pumpkin puree (about 1/2 of a can)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 ounces melted butter (warm but not too hot)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories207
  • Fat10.91g
  • Saturated fat6.2g
  • Trans fat0.33g
  • Carbs23.98g
  • Fiber1.01g
  • Sugar18.12g
  • Protein4.39g
  • Cholesterol103.23mg
  • Sodium120.51mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

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The Easiest Crustless Pumpkin Pie

This easy crustless pumpkin pie recipe from Jansen Chan is perfect for anyone intimidated by pie dough—or just in a hurry. The trick to creating a pseudo-crust is to liberally butter the pie pan and sprinkle it with sugar (preferably coarse raw sugar like turbinado, though regular granulated sugar will also work). The creamy, warmly spiced pumpkin custard tastes exactly as delicious as you think, and yes, it demands a scoop of ice cream or spoonful of fresh whipped cream.

Note: You can easily make your own pumpkin spice blend if you like; use the extra in a homemade pumpkin spice latte, or try these other pumpkin spice recipes.

Check out our favorite pumpkin pie recipes for even more options, or explore Thanksgiving desserts that aren’t pie.

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  1. 1Preheat oven to 300 if using a glass pie pan, or 325 for a metal pan.
  2. 2Rub the softened butter all over the inside of the pie pan (you can also use baking spray but butter tastes better); you want a fairly thick coating of butter which will help form a crust.
  3. 3Sprinkle in the raw sugar and tilt to coat the bottom and sides of the pan; tap excess sugar out and save for later. Granulated sugar also works here.
  4. 4Put the milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, salt, pumpkin pie spice, flour, melted butter, and brown sugar in a blender (putting in the liquid before dry ingredients helps it blend better).
  5. 5Blend until fully mixed and once smooth, then pour into your prepared pan.
  6. 6Bake about 30 minutes or until puffed and risen (it will collapse a bit as it cools); when you gently press it you should feel a bit of resistance. if it’s still soupy, put it back in and check every few minutes until done.

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