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No Bake Pumpkin Pie

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Making a no bake pumpkin pie could not be easier! You’ll wonder why you ever worried about desserts for Thanksgiving after this one!

Another great pumpkin recipe that doesn’t require any baking is No Bake Pumpkin Dessert which is layered and delicious and perfect for sharing.

If you’ve never tired a no bake pumpkin pie you are missing out! This easy to prepare treat is great for the holidays but it’s so simple to make that you’ll probably find yourself making it whenever you need a little taste of fall throughout the year.

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Pin showing the finished pumpkin pie no bake recipe with title across the top.

It’s no secret that I love pumpkin recipes…I’ve shared a bunch of them over the years and today I’m sharing a recipe that fits into TWO categories that I love…Pumpkin, and No Bake!

This no bake pumpkin pie is great for holidays but we also make it throughout the year when we’re craving a pumpkin pie. It’s such an easy recipe for pumpkin pie that you don’t even need a special occasion to whip one up!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this tasty pie:

This recipe uses 100% pumpkin puree or you can make your own! We also need cream cheese, packed brown sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, heavy whipping cream, cream of tartar, and a ready to use graham cracker crust!

That’s all. If you want to skip making your own whipped topping you can also just substitute whipped topping of your choice for the cream of tartar and the whipping cream!

ingredients needed to make no bake pumpkin pie ready to use.

Kitchen essentials for no bake recipes: :

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Image showing the finished no bake pumpkin pie recipe ready to eat.

What is the consistency like on this pumpkin pie?

This recipe won’t be as firm as a traditional pie. It’s a bit softer and more like a cheesecake / pudding cake recipe because it’s not baked!

It’s a tradeoff that I’m happy with because it still comes out great and it easy to serve in slices it’s just not hard like a traditional pumpkin pie.

side view of the finished pumpkin pie showing the consistency.

How many servings does this recipe provide?

Realistically you can cut this no bake pumpkin pie into as many or as few slices as you like. I usually do between 6 and 8 slices from a pie this size.

If you are feeding a crowd and are already in the kitchen anyway feel free to double or even triple the recipe. It’s really easy to make the pies in an assembly line style process and it’ll save you a bit of time. You can always make an extra to share or gift…tis the season for tasty treats and sharing!

a piece of the finished no bake pumpkin pie ready to eat.

Can I make my own graham cracker crust for this easy pie?

You can absolutely make your own crust for this recipe. I like the ready made crusts because they’re just so simple to fill and serve. If you have dietary restrictions like diary or gluten intolerances you can use graham crackers and butter / ghee that suit your needs and make your own.

Homemade graham cracker crusts are really easy to prepare so feel free to try out this homemade version and use the ingredients you need to in order to fit everyone’s health needs!

a slice of the pie on a plate ready to eat.

How to make the best easy pumpkin pie:

Get out a large mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese for about 30 seconds until it’s creamy. This should be softened cream cheese so there shouldn’t be any lumps. 

cream cheese and mixer.

Now add in the brown sugar and mix well. 

brown sugar being added

Mix in the pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree. Mix until well combined. 

more ingredients added step 3

Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip the heavy whipping cream and cream of tartar for about 2 minutes. Use a medium high speed and add in more cream of tartar if necessary to get stiff peaks.

fluffy mixture coming together for step 4

You’ll know it’s stiff peaks when you remove the beater and whipped cream can stand up without falling over. 

adding more ingredients to the filling for our pumpkin pie

Split the whipped cream into 2 portions, 1 cup in each.

adding in the whipped cream.

Add the whipped cream, 1 cup, into the pumpkin mixture and fold it together with the pumpkin filling until there are no more white streaks. Do this by hand with a spatula, not with a mixer! 

folding in the whipped cream and pumpkin mixture.

Put the pumpkin filling into the crust that is already made! 

filling added to the graham cracker crust.

Now it’s time to decorate the top of the no bake pumpkin pie with the remaining whipped cream. You can get fancy and swirl it around the edge or just put it on top like I did! 

whipped cream added to the top before the pie is cut and served.

Put the pie into the refrigerator and leave it there for at least 4 hours, overnight is preferable! 

a look at the finished pie served up and ready to eat.

Looking for more easy pumpkin recipes?

Here are some of the other easy pumpkin recipes I’ve shared in the past, be sure to check them out if you are stocking up for your fall meal plans and recipe ideas.

top down view of the finished no bake pumpkin pie.

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pop Tarts Recipe, Easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal, No Bake Pumpkin Cookies, and also check out How To Clean A Pumpkin For A Pie to learn how to harvest your own fresh pumpkin!

Some other recipes with pumpkin are Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe, Easy Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe, and No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites! Whew, that’s a lot of pumpkin goodness all in one spot!

A side view of the finished layered no bake pumpkin dessert.

Here are some other no bake recipes that I think you’ll love!

I mentioned earlier that this recipe falls into two categories that I love, we covered the pumpkin now let’s look at some other no bake recipes that are delicious and easy.

Easy No Bake Cracker Candy Treats, No Bake Pumpkin Cookies, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, No Bake Chocolate Pudding Dessert, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies and Cream No Bake Dessert, and of course some fudge recipes!

That not enough no bake excitement for you? Don’t worry I’ve got more where that came from! Check out Easy No Bake Eclair Cake, Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Dessert, and Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe are just a few more!

Printable Recipe for an Easy Pumpkin Pie:

Yield: 8 Slices

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Featured image showing the finished no bake pumpkin pie recipe ready to eat.

Making a no bake pumpkin pie could not be easier! You'll wonder why you ever worried about desserts for Thanksgiving after this one!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can 100% pumpkin puree, not pie filling
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 ready graham cracker crust

Instructions

  1. Get out a large mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese for about 30 seconds until it’s creamy. This should be softened cream cheese so there shouldn’t be any lumps.
  2. Now add in the brown sugar and mix well.
  3. Mix in the pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree. Mix until well combined.
  4. Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip the heavy whipping cream and cream of tartar for about 2 minutes. Use a medium high speed and add in more cream of tartar if necessary to get stiff peaks. You’ll know it’s stiff peaks when you remove the beater and whipped cream can stand up without falling over.
  5. Split the whipped cream into 2 portions, 1 cup in each.
  6. Add the whipped cream, 1 cup, into the pumpkin mixture and fold it together with the pumpkin filling until there are no more white streaks. Do this by hand with a spatula, not with a mixer!
  7. Put the pumpkin filling into the crust that is already made!
  8. Now it’s time to decorate the top of the no bake pumpkin pie with the remaining whipped cream. You can get fancy and swirl it around the edge or just put it on top like I did!
  9. Put the pie into the refrigerator and leave it there for at least 4 hours, overnight is preferable!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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