Pumpkin Pie 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!  

A mini pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream on a small plate with  a bunch of small pumpkins in the background

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

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.

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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 and the crust is a simple but wonderful graham cracker crust.

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How To Make Pumpkin Pie

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

A great pumpkin pie recipe begins with the crust:

Crust Ingredients

For the crust, you will need:

  • crushed graham crackers (you may also use, ginger snaps or digestive biscuits)
  • sugar
  • butter
  • The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers. Two large sheets will yield 1/2 cup crushed.
  1. 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.
  2. Bake the crust in the oven for 8 minutes.
A mini pumpkin pie in a small circular baking dish on a fall themed tablecloth with small pumpkins in the background

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:

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.
A mini pumpkin pie plated on a fall themed tablecloth with another mini pumpkin pie in a ramekin topped with whipped cream and small pumpkins in the background

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Best Baking Dish To Use

For this pumpkin pie recipe, we use an 10-ounce ramekin which measures 4-inches in diameter and is 2-inches tall.

For best results, use a baking dish of similar size or if you have ramekins or oven safe dishes that are smaller than 10-ounces, divide the batter between them and follow the recipe baking time.

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Pumpkin Pie For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 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 10-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 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 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!

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