Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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Luxuriously creamy and light, this pumpkin pie is a must-try! You’ll love the extra tall and velvety smooth texture of the filling over buttery pie crust with a dollop of homemade whipped cream!

Overhead shot of sliced pumpkin pie in a pie dish.


Fall baking isn’t complete without a grandiose pumpkin pie!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

This pumpkin pie recipe is a time-tested family favorite! I’ve been serving this pie since 2012, and let me tell you, it’s for a good reason!

You’ll love this pumpkin pie for its:

  • light, mousse-like texture
  • smooth and creamy filling
  • full pumpkin flavor
  • moderate sweetness
  • buttery flaky homemade pie crust

The extra step of separating the eggs is totally worth it and you’ll be rewarded with an incredibly light and mousse-like texture!

A slice of pumpkin pie on a white plate.

How to make this pie:

1. Pie crust

Any good pie starts with a good pie crust! And my foolproof all-butter pie dough recipe is exceptional, both flavor- and ease-wise. Step-by-step photos and video tutorial are included.

You don’t need to blind-bake the pie crust. Simply line the pie dish with a rolled pie dough and chill it while you prepare the filling.


You can prepare the pie crust in advance. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

If you’re not into making homemade pie crust, you can always use your favorite store-bought pie crust too! Or try my easy pumpkin pie with puff pastry!

2. Pie filling

To make the filling, we’ll separate the egg whites from yolks. Then mix the yolks with pumpkin puree and the rest of ingredients until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks.

And finally, gently combine the both mixtures and pour it into the prepared crust.

3 step by step photos of empty pie crust, unbaked pumpkin pie and baked pumpkin pie.


Be sure to use a deep pie dish as it makes a tall pie. I’ve even used 9-inch springform pan in the past.

3. Bake

Bake the pie for about 55 minutes at 350°F.

When the pie is cooked, it should be slightly wobbly in the middle and set around the edges. The filling will set as it cools.


To avoid cracks in your pumpkin pie, be sure not to over-bake it.

A slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and a small bite taken out.

Canned pumpkin vs fresh pumpkin

I’ve made this pumpkin pie recipe with both canned pumpkin and fresh pumpkin. And I’ve gotten great results with both!

But technically, I don’t use an actual pumpkin, but instead I go with a squash, because squash tends to be much more flavorful than a sugar pumpkin (aka pie pumpkin).

And did you know that canned pumpkin actually made of variety of squash?

Storing Tips:

Store leftover pumpkin pie, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Overhead shot of sliced pumpkin pie in a pie dish.
5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Luxuriously creamy and light, this pumpkin pie is a must-try! You'll love the extra tall and velvety smooth texture of the filling over buttery pie crust with a dollop of homemade whipped cream!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
3 hours 30 minutes
Total: 5 hours
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 pie crust homemade or store-bought Note 1
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15oz/450g) pure pumpkin puree Note 2
  • 1 can (14oz/400g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Prepare pie crust:

  • Make the pie dough through step 4 according to this pie dough recipe. (You can also use store-bought pie crust.)
  • Once the pie dough has chilled for at least 1 hour in the fridge, roll it into about 15-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Carefully transfer the rolled dough onto a 9-inch deep pie dish. Roll and crimp the edges. And refrigerate it while you prepare the pie filling.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Make the filling:

  • Separate egg yolks and egg whites. (TIP: It's easier to separate cold eggs right out of the fridge, as yolks are firm when cold.)
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, condensed milk, egg yolks, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, whip the egg whites till soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold in beaten egg whites into the pumpkin mixture and carefully mix everything until well combined. Then pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.


  • Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is slightly wobbly and the edges are set.
  • Cool the pumpkin pie completely on a wire rack for at least 2 hours. Serve the pie with homemade whipped cream, if desired.
  • Refrigerate the leftover pumpkin pie, covered, for up to 5 days.

Tips & Notes

Note 1: My homemade all-butter pie crust is my go-to. But you can always use your favorite store-bought pie crust as well. If you don’t want to mess with pie crust, check out my easy pumpkin pie with puff pastry.
Note 2: I’ve made this pumpkin pie recipe with both canned pumpkin and fresh pumpkin. And I’ve gotten great results with both!


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 334kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 316mg, Potassium: 347mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 8463IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 183mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

This recipe was originally published on November 20th, 2013.

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  1. Hi, I’m making both the pie and the crust (can’t wait to see how it turns out). In one step, you mention pour into a chilled pie crust. Do I need to pre bake the crust as directed in the directions for just the crust?

    1. Hi, Chris. No, no need to pre-bake the pie crust. Just chill it in the fridge while you prepare the filling. Hope you’ll enjoy the pie as much as we do. Let us know. Happy Thanksgiving!

        1. Hi, Lalanya. Yes, you can. It turns out great too! Bake slightly less time, like 10min less.

  2. This is hands down the best pumpkin pie recipe ever! This page was my very first pin on my Pinterest account. My husband loves pumpkin chiffon pie for his November 23rd birthday. For years, it had been a struggle to be sure it was done all the way. I tried this recipe for the first time in November 2014. Last year, I crossed my fingers and hoped it wasn’t a fluke the year before. It came out perfect again! So here we are again in 2016, and I’m confident it will be wonderful. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe! Who would have thought a springform pan could have made all the difference!

    1. Laura, this made my day! So happy you’ve been enjoying this pie. And thank you for your feedback. It means a lot to me. 

      P.S. This year, I tried deep pie dish, instead of springfrom pan, and it worked great too. 

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