The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes

All tested and approved…

This fall Ryan asked for just one thing… a *real* totally-from-scratch homemade pumpkin pie and I was happy to oblige! There is little I love more than baking over the weekends! I turn on an audiobook (just listened to this!), pre-heat the oven, and I’m in heaven. Anyway, I tried a few new recipes for this very special pumpkin pie so I wanted to share them here with you in case you too were going to be whipping up pies this week!

gluten-free pumpkin pie recipes

These recipes turned out so great that I plan on making them again for Thanksgiving this week, and this time I’m going to make one gluten- and dairy-free option and one regular. Below I’m sharing the recipes I love… enjoy!

Roasted Pumpkin

To be (annoyingly) honest, I do think this step makes a difference! I roasted a pie pumpkin instead of using pumpkin puree from a can, and honestly it is very simple to do. Now I know with *all* the cooking that goes into Thanksgiving dinner I’m not sure I’ll be able to have the oven time day of, so I may try this a day early (or just use the can!). BUT if you do have the oven space and time, you won’t regret it!

How to Roast Pumpkin by Minimalist Baker

Pie & Pie Crust

I used Joy Food Sunshine’s instructions for the pie and pie crust recipe and it was divine. I’ve used a handful of other pumpkin pie recipes over the years and this one is without a doubt the best one I’ve used. Laura also has a dairy-free version that I also want to try! So far Laura’s recipes haven’t let me down. Also, she was a former Chemistry teacher, so it’s all very Lessons in Chemistry and I’m here for it.

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe by Joy Food Sunshine

Gluten- And Dairy-Free Options

I actually have a GREAT gluten- and dairy-free pie crust that I’ve perfected over the years, and I’ll be making it this Thanksgiving. It’s honestly SO good and fairly easy! You wouldn’t know the difference. And then, like I said, I’ll be using Laura’s dairy-free pie filling recipe.

The Best Gluten- and Dairy-Free Pie Crust Recipe by Ashley Brooke

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie by Joy Food Sunshine

Homemade Whipped Cream

Much like the roasted pumpkin, homemade whipped cream is, well, better. The ingredients and process are so simple but WOW, does it make a difference. I love Sally’s recipe the best!

Homemade Whipped Cream by Sally’s Baking Recipes


Hopefully this helps cut down on the recipe hunt for Thanksgiving! If you are anything like me, I instantly get overwhelmed when I start looking for a recipe, so all of these are tested and full Thanksgiving (or any special day!) approved.

Happy making and baking, friends!

P.S. Here’s a full Thanksgiving recipe menu if you need options other than just dessert! And find more of my favorite gluten- and dairy-free recipes here.

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