Chef John's Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Chef John's Pumpkin Pie Recipes

  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 


Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie
  •  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  •  3 egg yolks
  •  1 large egg
  •  1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  •  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  •  1/8 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
  •  1 9-inch unbaked pie crust (see footnote for recipe link)

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together pumpkin puree, egg yolks, and egg in a large bowl until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and Chinese 5-spice powder; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fit pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp edges.
  4. Pour filling into the pie shell and lightly tap on the work surface to release any air bubbles.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until just set in the middle, 30 to 40 more minutes. A paring knife inserted into the filling, 1 inch from the crust, should come out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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