Fail-Proof Pumpkin Pie

The easiest recipe and method to making a homemade pumpkin pie! Tried and tested over and over again, with zero cracking. You will love this Fail-Proof Pumpkin Pie.


Original recipe from November 2015, back when we were living in Oregon! Now two years and two more moves later, we are in NYC!! It’s so fun to look back and see what was going on in our lives way back when 🙂 Pin and enjoy this perfect recipe, friends!! xo


Thanksgiving week is upon us!! I’m thinking about buying a deep freezer just so I can buy multiple turkeys and have a place to store them. The prices for these birds are AMAZING! I love me a good turkey, ya’ll.

I’m also all about those post-turkey tryptophan induced food comas naps.

Except this year, I think my sister-in-law is making ham instead of turkey….soooo all the more reason to buy 17 birds to fill up this deep freezer. AMIRIGHT?

Lauren, you’re always right!

Thanks, friends. I know I can always count on you. 🙂

My husband, however, is completely against buying a deep freezer. Not because it’s a bad idea {because clearly all my ideas are brilliant} but because the only place to put it would be in the garage. Normally, this is not a big deal. We store lots of stuff in our garage. But something as big as a deep freezer means no more space in the garage for his car. In the winter, we park both our vehicles indoors away from the elements {read: Oregon rain}, but the deep freezer would kick him out into the cold.

My dedication to turkey is apparently at the same level as my husband’s dedication to his car…slash staying warm and dry between his {5 foot} trips to or from his Honda Accord. Whatevs.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

So I shall live another day without a deep freezer. But mark my words, one day I WILL PREVAIL.

But in the mean time: PUMPKIN PIE!


Everyone and their mom has a recipe for this that they are cracking out this week for the holidays.

Since I’m still in the midst of my “oh crap, I need to make a pie to bring to this Thanksgiving feast” series, I thought I would make a crazy easy 5-ingredient pumpkin pie that is completely fool-proof. It will turn out perfectly every time and it’s a good solid fall-back recipe that everyone will be impressed by!

Maybe it’s hard to impress with pumpkin pie, but at my house, anything topped with whipped cream gets lots of oohs and ahhs.


Do you see? Perfectly smooth top with no cracks 🙂 Perfection!


If pumpkin pie is not your jam, here are some other pie recipes that I’ve posted that you are sure to enjoy:

Super Speedy Double Chocolate Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Gingerbread Cream Pie

Happy baking, friends!!


Fail-Proof Pumpkin Pie

The easiest recipe and method to making a homemade pumpkin pie! Tried and tested over and over again, with zero cracking. You will love this Fail-Proof Pumpkin Pie.

Yield: 8 servings

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  • 1 unbaked 9" pie shell {I used a frozen Marie Callender's}
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice {or a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg}
  • pinch of salt
  • sweetened whipped cream for garnish, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, whisk pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together until uniform in color and smooth. Pour pumpkin mixture onto unbaked pie shell and spread evenly.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes until center is set. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Cut into slices, top with cream and serve!




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  1. Hi Lauren, I did have a recipe I was going to use but this looks so much simpler and you cannot go wrong with sweetened condensed milk! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I’ve made alot of pumpkin pies but never made one with sweetened condensed milk before seems like this would mess with the pumpkin flavor

  3. Lauren I have never made pumpkin pie (I live in New Zealand and it’s not really a thing here) but I had it when we were in the States for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago and I’ve been dying to try making it ever since. This recipe looks super easy & delicious…I love anything with condensed milk!! Thanks 🙂

  4. I would just like to say thank you to you for this wonderful recipe! I had never actually made a pumpkin pie before, and this turned out beautifully just as you said it would…just the right amount of spice, smooth texture…no cracks in the top…Perfect!

  5. I use practically the same recipe, but mine calls for brown sugar also. It is the best. I know the condensed milk is sweetened, but somehow I think I would miss the sugar, I do love seeing your recipes!

  6. I’m definitely doing this one this year! Thank you~

  7. Made this last night without the crust, just sprayed the dish with cooking spray and it came out wonderful! My family loved it and was so easy.

  8. Am making this for company tonight. If it’s as good as I think it will be I will never go back to the other recipe. Funny how much difference a few tweaks plus EASIER meets my priorities. Thanks!