Impossible Pumpkin Pie

A homemade & crustless pumpkin pie with a soft, custard-like texture…



All for just 70 calories a slice.

This recipe is without a doubt one of my most popular recipes, not just during the holidays but all year round.

And yet, the original Crustless Pumpkin Pie recipe was published so long ago (back in 2012 – feel free to make fun of that old post if you read it) that many have probably missed seeing it completely. I wanted to update the original recipe—taking new photos and doing my first ever video!—to give one of the most popular recipes on the blog the recognition it deserves so it won’t be lost in the archives.

I call the recipe “Impossible Pumpkin Pie” because it magically sets up without any crust at all!



This is a “one bowl” pumpkin pie that takes literally just minutes to prepare –  stir the ingredients together in the bowl, smooth into a round pan, and wait for the magic.

It will come out of the oven all soft and deliciously custard-like.

The recipe can be egg-and-dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and completely free of refined sugar; yet it’s something even people without any dietary restrictions can also really enjoy. And the nutrition stats are stellar, with over 100% of the RDA for Vitamin A in just one slice of pie.

Served with my favorite Banana Ice Cream Recipe.

I used the vanilla option for the ice cream recipe, because the only thing better than whipped cream and pumpkin pie is ice cream and pumpkin pie.

crustless pumpkin pie

With such a fantastic nutrition profile, going back for seconds of this crustless pie is strongly encouraged!

I’m one of those people who firmly believes just a single slice of pumpkin pie is never enough and always look forward to dessert at Thanksgiving much more than the meal. There’s no way green beans and mashed potatoes can compare to homemade pecan and pumpkin pie. Then again, I know my sister would disagree with me. She was always most excited for the mashed potatoes.

No idea how that is possible… but it meant more pumpkin pie for me 🙂


And please feel free to let me know your thoughts on the video – Are videos something you’d like to see more of in the future?

I’m late to the video train but had a surprising amount of fun making this one. It helps that my camera didn’t fall into the pie as I was filming, which sadly did happen when I filmed the video for my Ultimate Vegan Cheese Sauce.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen today’s recipe before, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Homemade & crustless pumpkin pie with a soft, custard-like texture - only 70 calories per slice!


Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

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6-8 slices

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  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup flour, such as spelt, oat, almond, white, sorghum, or whole wheat
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or sugar (or sweetener of choice, liquid or granulated)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 additional tbsp sugar of choice
  • 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp oil OR omit and increase milk to 1 cup
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional 1 tbsp ground flax or 2 tsp cornstarch or 1 tsp energ (see note below)


*The pie will be a bit delicate (less firm) without the final optional ingredient, which is fine as long as you handle it with care or wish to serve it in a bowl.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease a 9-inch round pan. In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients (For most even results, I like to add the ingredients in the order shown in the video). Smooth into the prepared pan. Bake on the center rack 35 minutes – it will be super-soft after baking, which is what you want. Allow to cool completely before transferring, uncovered or only loosely covered, to the fridge to “set” for at least 6 hours. Slice and serve. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.

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