Pumpkin Pie Recipe For One

How To Make Pumpkin Pie For One – All the wonderful flavors and ingredients you’ll find in a traditional pumpkin pie recipe can be found in this perfectly rich and smooth single serving pumpkin pie!  

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It happens to me every fall. I begin to see canned pumpkin on the shelves of my grocery store and begin to get excited about pulling out this wonderful pumpkin pie recipe.

Each time, I wonder why I don’t just stock up on cans of pumpkin puree and make this mini classic pumpkin pie throughout the year.

And truly, why shouldn’t I.

This perfectly portioned, single serving pie is so incredibly delicious. The custard is filled with the traditional blend of pumpkin pie spices that we know and love in a traditional pumpkin pie. I think it would make a fantastic dessert to enjoy year round.

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How To Make Pumpkin Pie

A great pumpkin pie recipe begins with the crust.

Pumpkin Pie Crust Ingredients

For the crust, you will need:

  • crushed graham crackers (you may also use, ginger snaps or digestive biscuits)
  • sugar
  • butter

If you’re using graham crackers, two large sheets will yield 1/2 cup crushed.

Mix the crumbs with the sugar and melted butter, spoon the mixture into a lightly buttered ramekin and press down firmly with the back of a teaspoon.

Bake the crust in the oven for 8 minutes.

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Pumpkin Custard Ingredients

For the pumpkin filling, you will need:

  • sugar
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • egg
  • pure pumpkin puree
  • evaporated milk
  • whipped cream (optional)

The filling ingredients are mixed together, poured into the ramekin and baked for 40-45 minutes.

What To Do With Leftover Canned Pumpkin

You’ll only use about 1/4 of a cup of the canned pumpkin. Consider using the leftover pumpkin in any or all of these pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Cheesecake For One

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping For One.

What To Do With Leftover Evaporated Milk

Use the leftover evaporated milk in any recipe in which you’d ordinarily use milk or cream.

Consider using it coffee or tea or in a Mini Tres Leches Cake.

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For this pumpkin pie recipe, we use an 8-ounce ramekin which measures 4-inches in diameter and is 2-inches tall.

A 10-ounce ramekin will also work. If you don’t have any ramekins that are this size or close to this size, use a baking vessel that is a similar size.

If you have ramekins or oven safe dishes that are smaller than 8-ounces, divide the batter between them and follow the recipe baking time.

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Cranberry Sauce For One

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Other Single Serving Pie Recipes

Lemon Meringue Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Key Lime Pie

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: pie, pumpkin, Thanksgiving
Servings: 1 Pumpkin Pie
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk



  • 1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs (may also use ginger snaps or digestive biscuits)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (may also use cream or regular milk)
  • whipped cream (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Place graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl, add sugar and stir.
  • Pour in the melted butter and stir.
  • Press crust mixture into the bottom of a greased 8-ounce ramekin. Use the bottom of a spoon to make sure the crust is pressed tight.
  • Bake crust in the oven for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a small bowl.
  • Beat the egg in a separate medium-sized bowl. Add in the pumpkin and the sugar-spice mixture and mix well. Stir in the evaporated milk.
  • Pour into the ramekin.
  • Bake in the 350 degree preheated oven for 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 10305IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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47 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Recipe For One”

  1. I would like to make several of these pumpkin desserts do they freeze well ?I have frozen pumpkin pie before in pieces and was not pleased with the results…….thanks for the recipes I do enjoy trying new recipes out but I do not make changes if any until I try the original recipes I don’t under stand how you can know it needs a change unless of course for health reason, but I do enjoy the idea’s I may try some after I first try the original. Thank and have a great day.

  2. Feel foolish asking this but about how many graham crackers are in a sheet……I usually don’t buy a large box if that’s where the “sheets” are……sheets sound 😋 yummy……sometimes the individually wrapped small packages are my “portion control” helpers…..pumpkin anything is my fav……please help!! Camille

    1. Hi Camille,

      There are 4 small rectangular graham crackers in a sheet.

      Two sheets of graham crackers will yield 1/2 cup crushed.

      Hope this helps.


  3. 5 stars
    I had tried another single serving pumpkin pie recipe a year ago and it wasn’t quite flavorful enough. I then made my own which was awful! Too much ginger!! I came across yours yesterday and it was delicious!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    5 stars
    Dear Joanie, I must try your pumpkin pie for one. It looks so delicious. I have four boys and one husband. Not one of them likes pumpkin pie. WHAAAAATTTT? So I end up not making it and missing out because I know I’ll just eat the whole thing. And then… I won’t fit in my Christmas dress. Know what I’m sayin’? This recipe is perfect for me. XO

  5. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    Such a great idea on the recipes for one section, and glad you are getting confirmation on it too! That’s always encouraging! Totally loving this pumpkin pie recipe, I am usually the only one in my family who eats it so this recipe for one is perfect!

    1. It’s funny, people either love pumpkin pie or they don’t. This recipe might be the perfect size for you guys. Thanks, Mandy!

  6. 5 stars
    I have everything I need but the graham crackers! And I already added those to my grocery shopping list! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  7. Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    These are so perfect!! Baking a whole pie is a bit ambitious sometimes, so this individual size is awesome 🙂

  8. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    5 stars
    I just love love love this!! I can never get enough Pumpkin Pie, so give me my own! So cute 🙂

  9. Lora @cakeduchess

    There is something so magical about pumpkin season…well, maybe it’s not magical, but I find it to be a very special baking time of the year! I just love these adorable pumpkin pies for one and need one now in my life with a hot cup of coffee!

  10. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    I do love these adorable little pies Joanie. And I’m so glad you’ll continue your single serving posts – college kids aren’t the only ones who may eat alone and could use these types of recipes.

  11. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

    Ohmygosh YES! I’ve needed this recipe forever now and you’re pretty much a lifesaver! My husband and I always go nuts trying to finish off an entire pie and this is WAY more managable!

    1. The pumpkin pie definitely needed a crust and I love the graham cracker taste with the pumpkin. You’re right, this size is great for portion control 🙂 Thanks, Christie!

  12. Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

    I love, love, love small batch recipes like this — especially for when my kids are away visiting their dad. Thank you.

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