This No Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe is an easy no bake pie for Thanksgiving dinner. A delicious dessert the whole family loves and probably the easiest pumpkin pie recipe ever!
If you're looking for something other than the traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Day or Christmas, try this pumpkin cheesecake pie, instead.
It's a cross between a no bake cheesecake and pie, so it's light, fluffy and slightly sweet. Best of all, this is a super easy, no-bake dessert recipe!
And if you're wondering why I'm talking about No-Bake Desserts and no bake recipes in the fall, it's all about making your life easier, especially during the holidays. Holiday desserts should be as simple as possible.
I found this easy pumpkin pie recipe in my grandma's recipe collection a few years ago. This easy recipe is now one of our favorite fall desserts.
You only need simple ingredients for this no bake pumpkin pie with cream cheese. Find them in your grocery store or online.
- Cream cheese -- softened at room temperature
- Butter -- softened at room temperature
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Pumpkin puree -- canned pumpkin puree not canned pumpkin pie filling
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Ground cinnamon
- Maple syrup
- Graham cracker pie crust -- I use a store-bought graham cracker crust
As always, you can find detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.
How to Make No Bake Pumpkin Pie
You start out by creaming butter and softened cream cheese with a hand mixer in a large bowl.
Then, you gradually add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese mixture.
I ended up changing the original recipe a little. Nothing major.
I added a little cinnamon because I just love the stuff, and I also added some maple syrup for extra flavor.
After the pumpkin pie filling is blended, you just scoop it into a pre-made graham cracker crust. Honestly, how easy is that?!
You can whip up this easy no bake pumpkin pie without Cool Whip in just a few minutes -- it's super simple. But even though it takes just a few minutes to make, it needs to sit in the fridge for about 4-6 hours to firm up.
So, plan on making this pie the day before you actually need it, and it'll be perfect!
This is one delicious pumpkin pie! Serve it with fresh whipped cream for the ultimate dessert experience.
I know a lot of people have pumpkin pie or pumpkin desserts for Christmas, so even if you have your Thanksgiving menu planned already, you can just save it for next month!
Even my picky eaters loved it, and they're not all that crazy about classic pumpkin pie. So, even if you're not a huge fan of traditional baked pumpkin pie, you might really like this no-bake pumpkin dessert.
How to Store
Refrigerate a no bake pumpkin pie in an airtight container, and it will last for 3 to 4 days. Store leftover pie in an airtight container.
You can freeze a no bake pumpkin pie for up to 3 months for best taste. Make sure it is wrapped well.
This easy pumpkin pie recipe works with a 9-inch pie crust or 10-inch pie crust. Make your own homemade graham cracker crust using graham crackers and melted butter if you like.
You can use a regular pie crust instead of a graham cracker crust if you prefer.
Turn this pie recipe into bite-sized pumpkin pie bites with my no bake pumpkin cheesecake cookie cups recipe.
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon real maple syrup
- 1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker crust
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese,butter together until light and fluffy
- Mix in the vanilla
- Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, and beat until fluffy, scraping sides of bowl, occasionally
- Add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and maple syrup, and mix until well combined
- Spoon mixture into graham cracker crust, and spread evenly with spatula
- Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight. Refrigerate any leftovers
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Looking for more pumpkin desserts and pumpkin recipes? Try my pumpkin dump cake, pumpkin pie dip or check out my dessert recipes archive and fall recipes archive for all things pumpkin!
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Recipe was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2022.
I just finished eating this for my Thanksgiving dessert. It was such a tasty pie, and I loved how easy it was to make. It’s all gone, so I think it’s safe to say that everyone else loves it too!
So happy you liked the pie, Janet! Thank you!
Made this for dessert last night. Simple and delicious. Hard to wait for it to set before eating.
I know what you mean! Thanks, James!
Miz Helen says
Your No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
Erin Dee says
You had me at pumpkin cheesecake! Save me a slice!
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
That slice of pie looks so good! I wish I was eating it now!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
I love how fluffy this looks, and I love that there is a cheesecake element to this! I was just asking my husband what sort of pies to make! 🙂
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
That sounds awesome, I'll have to try this!
With the oven overload that happens at my house this time of year, I gladly welcome in this no bake dessert! Looks delicious!
I love no bake desserts for this exact reason!
My boys are obsessed with cheesecake so this pumpkin pie twist will be perfect for Thanksgiving!
I hope you guys like it!