Pumpkin Pie

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

Free Time

to catch up with out-of-town relatives

Our take on this holiday mainstay results in a smooth, creamy custard (no cracks or dryness here!) atop a crumbly crust. You'll be glad to have this recipe in your back pocket when the oven's being exhausted on Thanksgiving.

We tested our pumpkin pie recipes with Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin. Organic or homemade pumpkin puree will likely contain more moisture and may prevent the filling from setting up.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Desserts, Vegetarian, Holiday, Libby's, pie, pies, Shallow Dish, Small Dish, pumpkin Desserts

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish



  • 2 tablespoons (½ stick) butter
  • ½ cup (40g) graham cracker crumbs


  • ½ cup (115g) canned pumpkin puree, (Libby's 100% pumpkin pure preferred)
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (30g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder


  1. Make the crust: Add butter to the Anyday dish and melt in the microwave. Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Press the crumb mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the dish until the crease.
  2. Make the filling: In a separate bowl, whisk the pumpkin purée, heavy cream, brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, vanilla, pumpkin spice, and ginger until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into the dish over the crust. 
  3. Cook uncovered in the microwave at Power Level 6tooltip for 5-6 minutes, or until the top of the pie has darkened slightly and the mixture looks set around the edges but jiggles slightly when gently shaken. Note: the pie will firm up once cold.
  4. Cool completely in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve by itself or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try replacing the graham cracker with any cookie flavor you like, such as lemon or chocolate.
  • For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free graham cracker crumbs. 
  • Add spices such as cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg if you like your pumpkin pie extra spicy.
  • Substitute pumpkin puree for sweet potato puree if desired. 

Recipe notes

  • If using whole graham crackers, you can make coarse graham cracker crumbs by pulsing them in a food processor or placing them in a Ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. 
  • Different pumpkin purees can yield undesirable results. Make sure to select a drier puree that does not have a runny texture.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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