Pumpkin pie is one of the most popular desserts in the world. However, it is a little tricky to make it without a crust. This is because pumpkin pie has a filling that needs to be thick enough to hold its shape when cooked but not so thick that it would be impossible to pour.
Several options are available if you want to make pumpkin pie without the crust. The first method uses canned pumpkin puree as a base for your pie instead of fresh pumpkin. This will give you a similar flavor profile as if you were using fresh pumpkin but with less work and less time spent on the cleanup afterward. It also allows you to use canned pumpkin puree in place of fresh in recipes that call for both or even just one or the other, depending on what type you have available at any given time (or even their seasonality).
The second option is using canned pumpkin pie filling as a base for your pumpkin pie instead of canned puree alone. This will give you all the flavor benefits and additional advantages: it’s already cooked and ready to use; it requires less preparation time.
There’s a way to make pumpkin pie without using crust, and while it might not be the most beautiful or decadent pie, it’s super easy to do. To keep things simple, you can make an individual-sized pumpkin pie in a cupcake pan. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can use a larger baking dish and make a sheet cake instead.
Here’s how to make a pumpkin pie without using crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 175 degrees Celsius).
Mix your favorite pumpkin puree with sugar and spices in a large bowl. In this example, we used two cups of mixture for our 8-inch round pan. Mix until well combined.
Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish or sheet cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top, and check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of your cake after 30 minutes of baking time (or when bubbles begin to form).
You can use any canned pumpkin in this recipe, but I like Del Monte’s 100% pure pumpkin because it has a great flavor and texture. Also, I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour for years because it does not contain any added sugar or preservatives, and it’s low-glycemic, so it won’t spike your blood sugar levels or cause you to feel hungry later on in the day.
How do you make pumpkin pie without a soggy bottom?
To achieve this goal, you’ll need to add some extra ingredients. The first thing to consider is whether or not you want your pumpkin pie to be served warm or cold. While some people prefer warm pumpkin pie over hard, others don’t mind if their pie is served cold. Either way, there are several ways that you can prepare your pumpkin pie to ensure that it doesn’t have a soggy bottom.
If you’re making a warm pumpkin pie, then all you have to do is add some gelatin when making your filling and let it sit overnight before baking it in the oven. This will allow any excess moisture from the filling to evaporate and leave behind a perfectly smooth crust on top of your pumpkin pie.
If you would rather have your pumpkin pie chilled before serving it, place it in the refrigerator for about two hours before slicing it into slices for serving purposes.
1. Bake a pie crust for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. After baking the crust for 15-20 minutes, turn it onto a plate and put it back into the oven for another 5 minutes.
4. After 5 more minutes, remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely before filling.
5. Prepare your filling by mixing sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer until sugar is dissolved and combined with spices (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs and beat until thickened; add pumpkin puree and mix well until combined with egg mixture and spices (about 3 more minutes).
Add your choice of milk (I used 2% milk) and whip until smooth (about another 2 minutes). Pour filling into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes or until very lightly browned on top (a toothpick should come out clean when placed into your pie). Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into slices.
Pumpkin pie is a classic dessert, and it’s easy to make. You can use fresh or canned pumpkin in your pie, and you’ll need enough pumpkin purée to fill your pie crust.