This super easy 5 ingredient Thanksgiving pumpkin pie recipe is the only one you’ll need for Thanksgiving and will have all your guests asking for seconds.
I’ve had pumpkin pie on the brain for a while now. And you know that pumpkin pie is a must-have at your Thanksgiving dinner.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner just the thought of spending hours upon hours making pumpkin pie was causing me some stress, so I wanted to simplify it…because Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.
What 5 ingredients do I need for easy pumpkin pie?
- Pumpkin puree
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Frozen pie crust
How to make easy pumpkin pie
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Combine all ingredients, except pie crust. Mix with hand mixer.
- Pour mixture into crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 350 degrees. Turn off heat and let pie sit in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Homemade pie is just SO much better than store bought pie, hands down. Plus there’s some pride that comes along with making homemade pie!
So I put on my Five Ingredient Friday thinking cap and set out to make a 5 ingredient pumpkin pie and am happy to say I have perfected the 5 ingredient pumpkin pie! It’s smooth and silky and is just plain ‘ole delicious pumpkin pie!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie
- Healthy Pecan Pie Bars
- 5 Ingredient Blueberry Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
Easy 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- 1 can pumpkin puree 15 oz.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 frozen pie crust 9 inch, deep dish
- Preheat oven to 450.
- In a large bowl combine pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix with a hand mixer or mix very well with a spoon.
- Pour mixture into pie crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat on the oven to 350 and continue baking the pie for 35 minutes. Turn off heat and let the pie sit in the oven for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven (the pie filling will have puffed up, it will slowly settle back down) and allow to cool completely (2 hours-overnight). I like to make the pie the day before and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Need some ideas for Thanksgiving menu items? I’ve got you covered, here is my Thanksgiving menu:
Starters and Appetizers:
- Sweet potato chips – my hubby and I make these together ever year, they go great dipped in this quick guacamole recipe
- This 5 ingredient white bean and artichoke dip – its soooo good, and perfect for if there are any vegetarians at the celebration
- The best cheesy bacon dip – I mean, cheesy bacon, can anyone resist?
- These prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates from The Cookie Rookie blog- I made them last year and they were a hit so I’m adding them to the menu permanently
- I made this Greek Salad, but am going to try this authentic Greek Salad from Little Cooking Tips to add to the menu
Mains and Sides:
- THE TURKEY – it’s just not Thanksgiving without the turkey! This 5 ingredient easy turkey recipe is the only one you’ll need for turkey, it’s fantastic, and did I mention it’s easy?
- Mushroom gravy – make your very own homemade gravy, it’s easier than you think!
- Take your mashed potatoes to the next level with these loaded mashed potatoes!
- I always make these roasted squash and sweet potatoes as the vegetable side dish, see?
- This homemade cranberry sauce from Well Plated is on my menu this year
- If you have any leftovers, this Thanksgiving leftover skillet is a super yummy way to use them!
Dessert & Cocktails:
- This pumpkin pie – recipe below!
- Any vegan guests? These squash cakes with coconut whipped cream are sooo good, I’m not vegan but I make these and enjoy them on Thanksgiving every year!
- Cranberry cosmopolitans, the perfect cocktail for your Thanksgiving celebration or
- This easy sangria – it just goes so well with Thanksgiving flavors!
Morning after Thanksgiving:
- This Thanksgiving leftovers stuffing eggs benedict from Order in the Kitchen – please excuse me during Thanksgiving if you see me stealing stuffing for leftovers, I just NEED to make this
- 5 ingredient French toast casserole – this is always a staple for when friends and family are in town and has been made by multiple readers with rave reviews!
- And this pumpkin pie…this super easy 5 ingredient pumpkin pie, it’s perfect for breakfast – my hubby told me it’s his favorite Thanksgiving leftover the next day!
So now that you know what my Thanksgiving menu looks like, I’d love to know what’s on yours?
Do you make any SweetPhi recipes? I’d love for you to submit them to Reader Recreations or let me follow along on social media by including the hashtag #sweetphiblog
Julia Stearns @ Healthirony says
That 5 ingredient pumpkin pie recipe is so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx for sharing!
This recipe is so easy and pretty much fail proof. I had no idea pumpkin pie could be so easy so I never even tried until this. Now I make it almost every year. Thank you!
Huckleberry pie! We have huckleberries out here in the Pacific NW but generally they aren’t commercially sold-it’s a treat!
Oh does that sound delicious 🙂
Amy Sandy says
My favorite pie is pecan for the holidays. Yummy!
That’s one of my faves too!
I like so many different kinds of pie, it is hard picking a favorite. This time of year, I would have to say it is pumpkin. Can’t wait to try your recipe. 🙂
I totally agree, so many pies to choose from is hard lol. I think you’d love this recipe!
Susan P. says
My favorite pie is the pumpkin pie my sister makes for Thanksgiving.
Audrey Stewart says
I love pumpkin pie. I love it warm with whipped cream.
That sounds so good – warm pie with whipped cream, now I’m craving a slice 🙂
Lisa Burkhart says
I’m not a huge pie fan, but my favorite would be pecan pie. Although I make a lot of cherry pies for my husband and his hunting buddies
Pecan is amazing! That’s so nice you make your husband cherry pies!
Pean pie is my holiday favorite. I think it’s mandatory! 🙂
I agree – totally mandatory lol 🙂
Jennifer Shafer says
It is hard to pick a favorite – because it is all about what is fresh and in season! Of course this time of year I love a great pumpkin pie and I make mine with bourbon and a gingersnap crust. In the winter I like cranberry and citrus pie or chocolate pie. Springtime means it’s strawberry season – and i love to make a strawberry pie for Easter. And of course in summer we get all of the great pie fruits- blue and blackberries and stone fruits.
Oh I love that you talked about pie through the seasons 🙂 Your pumpkin pie crust sounds amazing.
Picking a favorite pie is difficult. I think my favorite is blueberry pie in a graham cracker crust. It is great leftover the next morning for breakfast. The recipe I have would work for your five ingredient recipes, too!
Oh yum, that blueberry pie in a graham cracker crust idea! I’d love to hear the recipe!
Vivienne Breed says
Hi Phi, in England we don’t seem to make pumpkin pie but l tried your recipe and l will be making it again it went down a storm
I love hearing what things are and aren’t popular in other countries. So glad you tried this pie, thank you for commenting 🙂
Jill Roberts says
This 5 ingredient Thanksgiving pumpkin pie recipe is looks yummy and healthy! Can i add 6 eggs white instead of 3 eggs? Thanks a lot for sharing!
It is super yummy! I do have to say I have never tried it using just egg whites, but I think it would work. I’d love to know how it turns out for you!
I love this recipe. This is the second time I have made it. Super simple and amazing!
Thank you so much, so happy to hear that!!
Little Cooking Tips says
Yummy! We don’t have the pumpkin puree (as well) here, but we do have pumpkins so we can definitely make some at home. What does the pumpkin spice contain mainly Phi? Is it something like nutmeg-cinnamon-cloves? An apple-pie style spice mix?
Wonderful recipe, perfect for the busy days of Thanksgiving. Since we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe, we can definitely use this during the Xmas Holidays;)
Great job (once again)!
Have an amazing weekend,
Panos and Mirella
Barb Link says
Pumpkin Pie spice can be substituted by: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, and 1/8 tsp cloves. Some also add in 1/8 tsp ground allspice. This will make enough for one pie. Happy baking!
Thank you for answering that question Barb 🙂
I always forget that Thanksgiving is such a US holiday, lol. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, pumpkin pie is great for any season 🙂
Thank you Phi! I just licked the spoon after putting the pie in the oven, delicious! Can’t wait to enjoy this tonight!
Thank you so much for the comment Mary, did you guys love it? My mom and I made this 5 ingredient pie too 😉
So yummy and easy I made this again this year!
Mary, your comment totally made my day! Thank you so much for sharing that you like the recipe. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂
OK your pie looks divine! Great photography 🙂
Thank you so much Sarah, I appreciate the compliment 🙂
Little Cooking Tips says
We totally get why this recipe will be replicated by thousands of Americans in this Thanksgiving:) So simple and delicious AND makes your life a lot easier! Is there a substitute for pumpkin puree Phi? Can you mash some fresh pumpkin and cook this, or this doesn’t work?
Thank you for another yummy idea!
Pumpkin pie is such a staple for Thanksgiving, and here’s to hoping this recipe is replicated by thousands because it truly is simple, delicious, and makes life so much easier 😉 Yes, there is definitely a substitute for the pumpkin puree, you could make your own from fresh a fresh pumpkin. I’ve found what is easiest is to cut a small pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and innards, then cut the halves in half and microwave until soft and you can easily turn them into a puree – I’ve found microwaving it is the best way because it takes one fourth of the time of roasting it. I’ve also make this pie with squash puree (either a butternut or acorn squash work great)!
Hi Phi, I love the new look of your site and this pumpkin pie, one of my favorites.
Thank you so much for Cheri! The site was a long time in the making, so I’m really happy it is on its way to being complete! And this pumpkin pie…it is SO good and such an easy recipe 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love how easy this is to make! I have never even eaten pumpkin pie before, but I really need to.
Wait…hold the phone…you have never eaten pumpkin pie?! You must try this one, I think you’ll absolutely love it – it’s super easy and suuuuper delicious! I know pumpkin pie is more of an American thing, but I really do think you’d enjoy it 😉