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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with store-bought crust

Making a gluten free pumpkin pie is simple when you use a frozen, gluten free, store-bought crust. Make your Thanksgiving gluten free with this easy pie recipe!

gluten free pumpkin pie slice with whipped cream

 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie will satisfy your dessert cravings this holiday. Thanksgiving brings people together to share a meal– bring on the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberries and the pie!

It sounds wonderful (and is!) until you realize that blending a diverse group of people means catering to a variety of dietary needs.  Whether it is picky eaters, allergies, gluten free, vegan, low cholesterol, low carbs, high protein…oh the list goes on.

While it might be tricky to have a meal in which everyone can eat everything on the table, it is possible to make sure that each person has a choice of a balanced meal at the Thanksgiving table. 

And you know me, I always consider dessert first!

Let’s make dessert!

I made this gluten free pumpkin pie and used a frozen, gluten free crust. There are no medals awarded for making EVERYTHING from scratch at Thanksgiving (or anytime for that matter!) so give yourself a break and use a gluten free store-bought crust.

What ingredients are in this pumpkin pie?

How do you make a gluten free pumpkin pie?

First, take your frozen, store-bought crust out of the freezer. Let it come to room temperature while you prepare the filling.

gluten free frozen store bought crust

Start with the dry ingredients: whisk together the brown sugar, spices, and salt.

Brown sugar, spices and salt for gluten free pumpkin pie filling

Now move on to the wet ingredients. In the same bowl, add the eggs and whisk to combine.

whisk in white bowl for gluten free pumpkin pie filling

Then add the pumpkin. Whisk some more. 

Whisk in a white bowl of ingredients with pumpkin puree for gluten free pumpkin pie filling

And finally add the half and half. You guessed it. Whisk one more time!

Gluten free pumpkin pie filling all mixed together

Put the thawed crust on a baking tray. This makes the transfer into the oven a bit easier and helps to keep the pie somewhat level when you move it. Pour the filling into the thawed crust.

Filled unbaked gluten free store bought crust for gluten free pumpkin pie

Bake until the filling just barely jiggles in the middle of the pie. Will there be cracks? Maybe. Probably. And that is ok. The pie will taste great. Add a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top to finish it off.

Baked gluten free pumpkin pie

Do you have to refrigerate a pumpkin pie?

Yes, you do need to refrigerate a pumpkin pie. Any custard-based pie will need refrigeration. 

Let the pie cool completely to room temperature. Then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to eat the pumpkin pie. 

Pumpkin recipes are in their glory this season! Try these pumpkin ideas in your kitchen:

Yield: 8

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Making a gluten free pumpkin pie is easy with a frozen, store-bought  crust. The pumpkin pie filling comes together in one bowl.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée or 1 3/4 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked, frozen, gluten free pie shell

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, spices and salt.
  3. Whisk in eggs, then add pumpkin, whisking it in completely. Gently whisk in half-and-half, then pour filling into unbaked pie shell and bake for 45 minutes, or until set.

Notes

If you don't need a gluten free pie, you can use any unbaked pie shell. From scratch or store-bought.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g

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This post was originally written in November, 2014, and was updated in November, 2018.

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Silpa's Kitchen

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Amazing recipe. Can't wait to try.

Holly Baker

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Wonderful, I hope you enjoy the pie!

Jamie

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

I work with a friend who is always looking for gluten free deserts, I'll pass this on to her.

Ansh

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

That pie looks beautiful. And you are right. Planning ahead and guests bringing in some dishes is a great way to pull off a perfect Holiday dinner. It could otherwise get overwhelming if there are guests with different diet restrictions and one had to do everything from scratch. Happy ThanksGiving!

Holly F

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Ansh!

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Monday 24th of November 2014

I wondered how you made that crust Holly and love hearing that WF has a supply of ready made products for GF folks. Attempting that is just not in my wheel house! I hope you have a lovely holiday; does your husband enjoy our tradition of overeating with a purpose?

Holly F

Monday 24th of November 2014

Hi Barb, Yes this crust came together easily. It is a dry mix in a box from Glutino then you add butter and eggs and I used the food processor to help the dough come together. Then you roll it out just like a "regular" pie dough. I also bought a frozen made-ahead pie gluten free crust from Whole Foods that I am looking forward to trying. And about my husband-- he grew up in England but his father is American so his mother each year would make a pumpkin pie for his father for his American Thanksgiving. Now we tend to have apple pie and I like pecan pie and lots of it!!

Karen Harris

Monday 24th of November 2014

Fortunately we don't have any dietary restrictions in my family (unless pickiness counts), but it is good to know there are so many flavorful options for those who do. Your pie looks wonderful.

Holly F

Monday 24th of November 2014

Ah yes, I am very familiar with pickiness and that counts! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving in your new home!