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Pumpkin Pie Without Canned Milk

This pumpkin pie is made without canned milk/evaporated milk/condensed milk, but tastes BETTER than the original.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie without canned milk
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Joanna Stephens



Pumpkin Pie

  • ½ cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Pie Crust

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon cold water



Pumpkin Pie Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then in a large mixing bowl, place softened butter and brown sugar. Whip these two together for about a minute.
  2. Next, add the sour cream and whip again until the pumpkin pie mixture looks fluffier. Then, add the pumpkin puree and again whip until blended thoroughly.
  3. The next step to this pumpkin pie filling is to add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.
  4. The last step is to add the eggs. Whip for about 3 minutes to ensure that the eggs are well combined. Then, pour the pumpkin pie filling into a pre-baked pie crust.
  5. Bake the pumpkin pie at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes or until the filling jiggles. This is how you know the custard has cooked long enough.

Pie Crust

  1. Cube the butter and cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Then add the sugar and flour.
  2. Next, use a pastry blender or 2 forks to incorporate the flour into the butter and cream cheese cubes. This will make the mixture look crumbly.
  3. Then, you will add the water. Start kneading the crumbly mixture into the water until the dough starts to come together. Then, refrigerate for an hour.
  4. After dough as cooled, roll out on a floured surface. Then place the rolled out dough into a pie pan. With fork tines, poke a bunch of holes into the crust (this helps the crust from sagging).
  5. Then, line the crust with parchment paper then fill with pie weights or dried beans, blind bake the pie crust for 14 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Let the pie cool and then remove the parchment paper and pie weights. Now you are ready to add your pumpkin pie filling!