Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pumpkin pie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This low-fat crustless pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert for the dieters at your holiday meal or people who are watching their carbs.

Light and Luscious Pumpkin Pie

If pumpkin pie is a must for the holidays, this version fulfills that holiday tradition without derailing your meal plan.

Our Best Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Get the classic creamy pumpkin taste but less saturated fat and sugar with this lightened-up recipe.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Rating: 4.86 stars 10
While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it's fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year--it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is.

Coconut-Rum Pumpkin Pie

This take on the classic Thanksgiving pie has the familiar warming spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, plus rum and coconut for a tropical twist.
By Laura Kanya

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

One of the tasters of this dairy-free pumpkin pie called it a "vegan's dream come true." The filling has just the right amount of spice, while the crust--made with part whole-wheat flour--has a wonderful nutty flavor and crispy texture. The pie is great as is, but to really please the plant-based eaters at your Thanksgiving table, top it with Coconut Whipped Cream (see Associated Recipes).

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Rating: 4 stars 1
This recipe mash-up marries the sweet, subtle flavor of pumpkin with the nuttiness of pecans. Not only do the pecans create a beautiful pattern on top, their addition to classic pumpkin pie also creates an amazing textural combination of creamy and crunchy. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream to make it even more delicious.

Pumpkin Tart with Pecan-Shortbread Crust

Rating: 2.38 stars 4
A pleasant tang, courtesy of Greek yogurt in the filling, and a mascarpone cheese whipped cream topping take this healthy pumpkin dessert recipe above and beyond classic pumpkin pie.

Spoonable Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 5 stars 2
Eat this pumpkin pie with a bowl and spoon. Cream cheese makes the filling extra creamy, and chopped pecans add some crunch.

Pumpkin Pie with Rum

Rating: 3.17 stars 3
Dark molasses and dark rum put this pumpkin pie a cut above the rest. Nonfat evaporated milk, which stands in for heavy cream, does a fantastic job of cutting the fat in the filling. Add to that our blue ribbon butter-canola crust and you've dropped three-quarters of the fat and more than half the calories found in most similar pies. Don't use pumpkin-pie mix--buy canned pumpkin without added spices: the flavor will be superior.

Holiday Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 3.71 stars 1
This lighter pumpkin pie has the rich, subtle spices of the classic and a delicate, faintly sweet crust.

Pumpkin Coconut Tart

Rating: 3.86 stars 3
Dark rum, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger and cloves give this pumpkin tart a complex flavor that matches perfectly with a cup of chai laced with milk.
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Inspiration and Ideas

One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes
Here are a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes—including a great frozen pumpkin mousse pie—plus links to many more!
Picking the Right Pumpkins for Cooking
Get the lowdown from Vermont farmers on how to find the right types of pumpkins for delicious recipes for fresh-cooked pie and more!

Pumpkin-Maple Pie

This maple-flavored pastry and pumpkin mixture is lower in fat and calories than the old-fashioned version, but it is every bit as good.