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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are tiny pumpkin pies you can eat with your hands. Such a yummy dessert recipe for fall and Thanksgiving!

We’re totally obsessed right now with all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Right now, we are cooking up Pumpkin Donut Holes and Pumpkin BreadPumpkin Magic Cake is another fan favorite, too! If you just can’t get enough, you’re in luck, because we have whipped yet one more great treat for you.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

For Thanksgiving this year, instead of making a pumpkin pie, why not make pumpkin pie cupcakes?? No forks required, just grab and eat!

These bite-sized desserts are made with all of your usual pie ingredients: pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, etc. They’re super easy to make, and your family will love them!

For the icing, we’re simply using a big dollop of whipped cream. What pie would be any good without it? It also helps cut the sweetness of the cupcake itself, so that the sweet flavor isn’t overwhelming like it would be with a cream cheese or buttercream frosting.

Tiny pumpkin pies you can eat with your hands

The Best Pumpkin Puree

If you are standing in the aisle of your grocery store wondering which pumpkin puree is the best for your recipe, I’m here to tell you. We’ve tried them all, and we can tell you from experience that:

Libby’s brand is best!

It’s so creamy, tastes amazing and is 100% pure and all natural. Trust me on this one, it’s good! Of course, you can always use whatever you’ve got in your cabinets, too. This recipe is a great way to use any leftover pumpkin puree from your Thanksgiving preparations.

Gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Your guests at Thanksgiving dinner will love these adorable Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. Just make sure you make enough, they disappear fast. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes on a white plate

Watch how it’s made…

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are tiny pumpkin pies you can eat with your hands. So yummy for fall and Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Published By Jill
5 from 126 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 107 kcal



  • 1 15 oz. can pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • whipped cream for topping



  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and evaporated milk and whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate medium bowl; combine flour, pumpkin pie spice mix, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and whisk until combined.
  • Pour dry mixture into pumpkin mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each muffin cup with 1/3 cup batter (make sure you fill at least half way full - these will deflate a bit when they are cooling).
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until cupcakes are set.
  • Let cool in the muffin pan for about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer cupcakes to a serving tray or plate and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, top cupcakes with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.


Serving: 12gCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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I used 1/4 C dark brown sugar, 1/2 C granulated sugar & 1 tsp Cinnamon.

Have you tried making these in a pan and then cutting into squares?  (I’m considering being lazy!  Haha!)  Just wondering how much longer they’d need to cook or if the edges would get too crispy.

I can’t wait to make them, they look so delicious.

They sound delicious. Will try the cupcakes at Thanksgiving

We are kosher so all of our desserts must be dairy-free. Any evaporated milk substitution suggestions?? Typically, when I prepare pumpkin pies, I just add almond milk, but not sure how that would work here.

I’m not sure they have it where you live but they do sell an almond evaporated milk as well I usually get it at Walmart! 

Wow, this sounds yummy!

What if I want to make more, do I double the recipe?

Yes, you can easily double this recipe.

Can I make these days in advance? And how do I store them if I can. Thank you!

these Pumpkin cupcakes are delicious, are they freezable ?

Made 120 of these bad boys for a community Thanksgiving dinner.  I used the suggestion of a ginger snap as the bottom.  Everyone loved them.  Thanks for sharing your recipe.5 stars

Do you think I could add tiny bits of frozen cream cheese to these and get same results?

How far in advance can the pumpkin muffins Be made?

A day ahead
Then topped before serving?

I’m making these for Thanksgiving,  instead of pie, question is, Can they be frozen?? If I make ahead??

If I am making a day ahead do I store in the fridge and top before serving? Or do I leave them out?

Hi Danielle, I store mine in the fridge as I also do with a regular pumpkin pie. Thanks.

Best pumpkjn puree is fresh pumpkin you roast and puree.

Can you make this “keto” by substituting for Almond flour and Stevia?

I have never tried this. Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

These were delicious! A definite keeper! Even my picky 10 year old grandson (who does love pumpkin anything) enjoyed them. A great alternative to a regular pie.5 stars

Looks and taste great too5 stars

This looks awesome!  We eat gluten free. Can I switch the flour?5 stars