Silky easy and richly spiced, my Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie is the final word vacation dessert! The brown butter provides probably the most scrumptious barely nutty taste to the pumpkin, and is bound to maintain everybody guessing what the “secret ingredient” is in your pumpkin pie! A should bake for Thanksgiving!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Are you able to imagine Thanksgiving is simply weeks away? I actually, really, totally can not. I imply, wasn’t it simply July? Weren’t we simply on the seashore? Didn’t it really feel like Summer time would keep endlessly?

However actuality is actuality. And our actuality is that we’ve got 39 days till we set the desk, trim the turkey, and tantalize our company with a tempting meal. Clearly, we’ve got quite a lot of (very scrumptious) work to do. However don’t fret! It’s going to be a lot enjoyable. And we’re going to do all of it collectively. Beginning with this brown butter pumpkin pie.

So take a fast chew ↓ and let’s get began.

Confession: I’ve been dreaming about this brown butter pumpkin pie since final Might! After I first made it. Sure… I develop vacation recipes within the Spring. Running a blog life is one thing unusual and fantastic! Anyway. I tweaked the recipe just a few instances over the previous few weeks, and eventually reached brown butter pumpkin pie perfection! Every chew is wealthy, creamy, and SO flavorful. It’s additionally not cloyingly candy… which suggests we get to high it with an additional fats dollop of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie Ideas and Methods for Success:

  • Make your pie crust forward of time! You’ll be able to truly do that step as much as two months prematurely, since pie crusts are very freezer pleasant. For those who desire to make your crust the day of, be certain you propose prematurely and have loads of time. The crust wants to relax for a minimum of an hour earlier than being rolled out, after which one other half-hour earlier than being stuffed.

  • For those who merely don’t have time to make a home made pie crust, you could use your favourite retailer purchased 9″ pie shell as a substitute.
  • For those who don’t have the entire particular person spices referred to as for within the recipe, you could substitute 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice plus a touch of black pepper as a substitute.
  • P.S. Belief me on the black pepper!
  • This recipe requires brown butter. For those who’re unfamiliar with this cooking phrase, don’t fret! Brown butter is just butter that’s been cooked simply lengthy sufficient to toast the milk solids. It’s a simple step that basically AMPS up the flavour of the butter and can be utilized in lots of candy or savory dishes. I’ve included directions on precisely how to do that in recipe field on the finish of the submit.
  • Don’t over bake your brown butter pumpkin pie! Over baking will result in cracking within the custard, which is rarely enjoyable. To keep away from this, control your pie whereas it’s baking, and take away it from the oven when the perimeters are set however the middle continues to be a bit wiggly.
  • Make sure you enable your pie to chill for a minimum of 3 hours earlier than slicing! It wants one hour at room temperature and a minimum of 2 hours within the fridge. For those who try and slice it nonetheless heat the filling won’t maintain its form. It takes a full 3 hours for it to set and slice such as you see in my photographs.

I like to recommend making this brown butter pumpkin pie a minimum of as soon as earlier than the vacations… after which once more on the large day(s). That manner you get as many slices as your little coronary heart needs! Belief me after I say this pie goes FAST. Take pleasure in.

For those who do that recipe, let me know! Go away a remark beneath and don’t overlook to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day.

Extra Pumpkin Pie Recipes:

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie

Ashley Manila

Silky easy and richly spiced, this brown butter pumpkin pie is ideal for particular events.

Prep Time 2 hrs

Cook dinner Time 1 hr

Complete Time 3 hrs

Course Dessert

Delicacies American

Servings 1 – 9″ pie, about 8 slices


For the crust:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very chilly unsalted butter, reduce into tiny cubes
  • 1/2 cup ice water (you in all probability received’t use all of it)

For the brown butter pumpkin pie:

  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup gentle brown sugar, packed
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie combine)
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 massive eggs room temperature
  • 2 massive egg yolks room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons floor cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons floor ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor all-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon floor cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


For the crust:

  • Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a meals processor or blender. Add butter and pulse till a rough meal types. Make sure to not pulse too lengthy, the butter needs to be no smaller than the scale of peas. Slowly add in simply sufficient ice water to kind moist clumps. Collect the dough right into a ball and divide in half (you should utilize a kitchen scale if you’d like them to be completely even). Type dough into 2 balls and gently flatten into disks. Wrap every disk in plastic and place within the fridge to relax for a minimum of one hour. You’ll solely want one disk of dough for this recipe, so you could need to place the opposite disk within the freezer till wanted.

  • Take away the dough from the fridge quarter-hour earlier than you propose on rolling, as dough that’s too chilly will crack. Evenly flour a rolling pin and a big clear work floor.

  • Set the dough in the course of the work floor and – starting from the middle of the disk – roll the dough away from you in a single agency and even stroke. After every stroke, rotate the disc 1 / 4 flip clockwise and roll once more. Evenly sprinkle extra flour on the work floor, pie dough, and rolling pin as wanted. You need to use simply sufficient to stop the dough from sticking. As your disc of dough turns into bigger, be certain to not overstretch the middle of the dough. Proceed rolling till the dough is about 16-inches in diameter, and round a 1/4″ in thickness. 

  • Rigorously fold the dough in half and lay it throughout one aspect of a 10-inch glass or metallic pie pan, inserting the seam of the dough within the middle of the pan. Gently unfold the crust, then use your fingers to suit the dough down into the pan, ensuring there are not any gaps between the dough and the perimeters of the pan. For those who see any seen air bubbles, gently burst them with a fork. Utilizing kitchen scissors, trim the dough overhang to 1 and 1/2 inches, measuring from the interior rim of the pan. Roll the overhang beneath the rim of the pie plate and crimp.Evenly cowl the crust with plastic wrap and place again within the fridge till wanted, a minimum of 1 hour.

  • When able to par-bake, preheat the oven to 375 levels (F). Take away crust from the fridge. Scrunch up a chunk of parchment paper, then line the crust with the parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dry beans. Be sure the weights are evenly distributed across the pie crust. 

  • Bake, within the decrease third of the oven, for 10 minutes. Take away from the oven. Rigorously take away the pie weights and parchment paper and prick the underside of the crust throughout with a fork. 

  • Place again within the oven and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or JUST till the underside of the pie crust is beginning to brown.  Take away the partially baked crust from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack. Scale back the oven temperature to 350 levels (F). 

For the brown butter pumpkin pie:

  • In a heavy-bottomed skillet or saucepan, soften the butter over medium-low warmth. Proceed cooking the butter after it is melted, whisking regularly, till the butter begins to foam and turns a deep golden brown. Whisk within the gentle brown sugar and take away from warmth.

  • Pour the butter/sugar combination into a big bowl. Add within the pumpkin puree and sweetened condensed milk and whisk easy. Whisk within the eggs, yolks, vanilla, and spices and beat till nicely mixed, about 1 minute.


  • Pour the filling into the partially baked pie crust. Place within the preheated oven and bake, within the decrease third of the oven, for 1 hour, or till the middle is *virtually set. It ought to nonetheless have a jiggly spot within the middle. It will agency up because it cools.

  • Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours, then place the pie within the fridge for a minimum of one other 2 hours earlier than slicing. Serve with whipped cream! 


Cowl the crust with a pie crust protect or some aluminum foil to keep away from over-browning. The pie will preserve, lined within the fridge, for five days.

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