Easy Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk

Pumpkin Desserts & Baked Goods

This easy pumpkin pie with coconut milk is simple to make, and full of quintessential Thanksgiving flavor. It’s a classic recipe you can fall back on for years to come! Plus, I include an option to make it boozy for your holiday table!

easy pumpkin pie made with coconut milk

Some would argue that it’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie! I’ve made a lot of pumpkin recipes throughout the years, but never a pumpkin pie until now!

Can You Make Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk?

Absolutely! I love the addition of coconut milk for the creaminess and the very mild coconut flavor. It also helps the pumpkin pie set since coconut has solid fats. Plus, the addition of the coconut whipped cream really ties all of the flavors together.

Do You Have to Make a Homemade Pie Crust?

I have to admit I’m not ready for homemade pie crust just yet, so I went with a frozen gluten-free crust I found at Whole Foods. This worked perfectly in this recipe. If you need a little something something in your pie there’s an option to add bourbon or any other dark liquor you enjoy. I happened to have Bailey’s which worked great too.

Can You Add Toppings to This Easy Pumpkin Pie?

I know there’s a big debate between on which type of pie is the best on Thanksgiving, and you know what I will always choose no matter what! You can even add some festive flair to this recipe by adding fun and nutritious toppings:

coconut flakes


  • dried cranberrie
  • nuts
  • oat crumble
  • whipped cream would be fantastic!

In this version I topped it with a delicious fluffy coconut whipped cream.

slice of easy pumpkin pie with coconut milk

How to Choose Thanksgiving Desserts

Every year I make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s great to have a variety of desserts on the table for everyone to choose from, and this pie is so simple and classic, it’s a must! If you’re looking for a fun bite-sized version check out this recipe for mini pumpkin spice latte pies too!

Whether it’s making dessert, an appetizer or a side dish, to me that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. As I get a little older I want to learn more of my mom’s classic recipes, make memories in the kitchen and experiment with new vegetables and flavors that could lead to something delicious.

I’m just as grateful for the time spent in the kitchen with my mom making the different components of the meal as I am for sitting down and enjoying it together as a family! I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of love, delicious food and lots of memories of togetherness made in between! That is the true spirit of this classic pumpkin pie.

If you need any other pumpkin inspiration for your holiday table be sure to check out my Once Upon a Pumpkin Cookbook with 50 pumpkin recipes both sweet and savory!



easy pumpkin pie made with coconut milk

Easy Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Nothing says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin pie! This classic and easy to make pumpkin pie with coconut milk recipe is ready in no time and is sure to be a hit on your holiday table!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1 pie


  • Oven
  • Large bowl


  • 9" frozen regular or gluten free pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15- oz. can of pumpkin puree I like Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 12- oz. can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or rum


  • Take the frozen pie crust out of the freezer, and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, eggs, pumpkin puree and coconut milk. Add the alcohol if desired.
  • Use a spoon to stir it all together until it’s just combined.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 350 and bake for another 45 minutes, until the crust is nicely browned. *
  • Let cool completely, overnight in the fridge.
  • Top however you would like and enjoy!


*The pie filling will jiggle slightly in the middle, but it will set as it cools.
Keyword pumpkin pie, thanksgiving dessert
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2 thoughts on “Easy Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk

  1. 5 stars
    We absolutely loved this.
    I followed the recipe as written, but added 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the pie filling.
    It set up beautifully and tasted amazing. I used Penzey’s spices and a store bought GF crust.