This quick and easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall! It’s easy to make and prepares well beforehand, so you don’t have to worry about dessert!
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving! I feel like it was just the 4th of July and all of a sudden it is November.
I love fall desserts! They are the perfect comfort foods that always taste amazing.
This No-Bake cream cheese pumpkin pie takes minutes to prepare. You can use a homemade Graham Cracker Crust or store bought graham cracker pie crust depending on your mood.
I have switched between a store-bought and a homemade crust for Thanksgiving dinner, and no one has complained.
The flavor of this easy pumpkin pie recipe wins everyone over!
My favorite part of this pumpkin recipe is that you don't have to use oven space to bake this pie. You can make this and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
It is the season of pies, and this one will surely be a favorite! It’s such a fun twist on classic pumpkin pie!
I love that you can make this in less than 10 minutes of prep time. The full instructions are at the bottom of this post.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic No Bake Creamy Pumpkin Pie! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Cream Cheese
- Canned Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Cool Whip Topping
- Graham Cracker Crust (Homemade or Storebought)
Optional Garnishes: Pecans, Whipped Cream, ginger
Pie Crust - You can change up the crust and use a gingersnap crust, Nilla wafer crust, chocolate or vanilla OREO crust.
Whipped Cream - You can make your own whipped cream with heavy whipping cream or use pre-made from the grocery store.
- Large Mixing Bowl: We are big fans of this glass batter bowl with a handle, as this feature makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
- Hand Mixer/Stand Mixer: You can mix this with a manual hand mixer or your stand mixer. Using a mixer makes this pie so easy to bake! The mixers also make it easy to combine all the flavors and smooth the mixture.
- Pie Pan/Pie Plate (if making homemade pie crust)
How to Make a No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - Add the softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer until it is nice and fluffy.
Step 2 - Add in the pumpkin and mix/stir until smooth.
Add in pumpkin pie spice and sugar and continue mixing.
Step 3 - Fold in whipped topping until everything is combined and you do not have swirls.
Step 4 - Pour mixture into graham cracker crust and spread evenly
Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before serving so the pie can set. Make sure to plan time for this no bake pie to chill in the fridge
Step 5 - Garnish with your choice of whipped topping, pecans, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, or nutmeg.
Preparation and Storage
Make-Ahead: This No-Bake Pumpkin Pie is make-ahead-friendly! It takes up to two hours to set in your fridge, freeing you to work on other menu items or simply put your feet up and relax!
Storage: Refrigerate your pie leftovers in a covered container that accommodates pie and enjoy them within four days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Transfer freezer-bound portions to an airtight, freezer-safe container or freezer bag and enjoy them within three months. Consider also wrapping everything in a tight layer of plastic to prevent freezer burn.
How to Reheat: Always serve this oven-free pumpkin cheesecake pie at a chilled temperature, letting frozen portions thaw overnight in the fridge.
You can change the crust and use a gingersnap crust, Nilla wafer crust, chocolate, or vanilla OREO crust.
You can make your own whipped cream with heavy whipping cream or use pre-made from the grocery store.
Vegetarian Option: This No-Bake Pumpkin Pie is 100 percent vegetarian!
Vegan Option: Vegans can replace the cream cheese and Cool Whip with plant-based substitutes to make this fall and Thanksgiving dessert vegan. Be sure also to use a plant-based graham cracker crust!
Gluten-Free: Use a gluten-free pie crust to make this recipe safe for a gluten-free diet.
Smaller Serving Size: The written recipe makes eight servings, but you can easily make No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tarts for a more petite take! Use store-bought or homemade tart shells, and spread the pumpkin and cream cheese mixture into each shell.
Larger Group/More Servings: Multiply the quantity of each ingredient per extra pie you want to make.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 36 grams of sugar per serving. Use a sugar-free pie crust and white sugar alternative to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
- Set out the cream cheese before getting started to give it time to reach room temperature.
- Make sure you use canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling mix.
- If you are near Wisconsin, check out these epic pumpkin patches for tons of fall fun!
- This recipe is part of our collection of easy cream cheese recipes!
What to Serve with No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
This oven-free version of classic pumpkin pie is so easy to make that you’ll want to make it throughout fall and the holiday season! Here are some menu pairing suggestions to make it part of a festive feast for sharing with friends and family.
Sides: Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies, Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls, Cheesy Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Creamed Corn Casserole, Campbell's Green Bean Casserole, CrockPot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
Main Dishes: Eggnog French Toast, Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, Ham & Cheese Crescent Roll, CrockPot Turkey, CrockPot Ham, CrockPot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs, Bourbon Baked Ham, CrockPot Orange Glazed Ham, CrockPot Coke Glazed Ham
Desserts: Eggnog Cookies, Sugared Cranberries, 4 Ingredient Christmas Crack, Reindeer Chow, Grinch Bark, No Bake Church Window Cookies, Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Glaze, No Bake Eggnog Pie, Cranberry Fluff Salad, Snow Ice Cream, Black Forest Cupcakes
Drinks: Broken Down Golf Cart Shot, Baileys Hot Chocolate, Grinch Jello Shots, Fireball Jello Shots, Cherry Bomb Shot, Cranberry Mimosa, Eggnog Coffee, Peppermint Patty Shot, Polar Bear Shot, Boozy Grinch Drink, Three Wise Men Shot, Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail
When to Serve
- Holiday Gatherings
- Fall harvest parties
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No Bake Pumpkin Pie
- Add cream cheese to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to cream the cream cheese until fluffy.
- Add in canned pumpkin and mix until combined.
- Add in pumpkin pie spice and sugar, mix until combined.
- Gently fold in Cool Whip until there are no streaks.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into graham cracker crust. Spread evenly into pie crust.
- Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours before serving.