Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie

Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie

Let’s take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today’s rustic pilgrim pumpkin pie is baked in a pumpkin and is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It’s not too spicy and not too sweet! It’s a rustic pilgrim pumpkin treat.

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I’m here to show you just how easy this pilgrim pumpkin pie is to make. If you’ve never roasted pumpkin in order to make a pumpkin pie, then you’re missing out on part of the fun.

If you’ve never served your pumpkin pie in an actual pumpkin (as the pilgrims did), then we need to get busy baking! Ready?

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Rustic Pilgrim Pie is available near the end of this post. 

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Let's take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today's Rustic Roasted Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It's not too spicy and not too sweet! -

The ingredient list for making Rustic Roasted Pumpkin Pies;

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What is the difference between this a pilgrim pumpkin pie and a regular pumpkin pie?

The taste is just as delicious as a traditional pumpkin pie baked in a crust, but a pilgrim pumpkin pie is charming to serve and doesn’t require fiddling around with a lot of pie dough.

What is the best way to serve Pilgrim Pumpkin Pies?

Make sure to scoop and eat the actual pumpkin flesh from the vessel as you’re eating the pie.

Since the entire pumpkin is baked in the oven along with the filling, the pumpkin will be soft and tender so don’t miss out on all that extra flavor!

Depending on your appetite, the serving size of a rustic pumpkin pie may be quite large for one person.

I recommend cutting the entire pilgrim pumpkin pie in half and serving a half per person along with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (not shown).

What should I do with all the pumpkin seeds?

Excellent question!

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s pilgrim pumpkin pie.

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Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Let’s take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today’s Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It’s not too spicy and not too sweet!
Course: Dessert, Thanksgiving dessert
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: pumpkin pie baked in a pumpkin, rustic pilgrim pumpkin pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 218 kcal
  • 3 6″ round pie pumpkins cleaned and seeded
To make the filling;
  • cups roasted pumpkin pulp
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup evaporated milk
To the garnish;
  • 1 9″ round pie crust
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To make homemade roasted pumpkin purée;
  1. Clean, seed, and quarter one pie pumpkin. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 425 for 30 minutes. Cool slightly, remove the flesh from the skin (discard the skin), and mash the flesh.

To prepare the pumpkin bowls for the filling;
  1. Clean and seed the remaining 2 pie pumpkins. Sprinkle the inside of the pumpkins with cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
To make the filling;
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed pumpkin, pumpkin purée, brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, pie spice, nutmeg, cloves, 3 eggs, vanilla, and evaporated milk.

  3. Place two of the cleaned pie pumpkins on a baking sheet and fill each with pumpkin pie filling. *Note – if you have any leftover, pour the remaining into a small baking dish or ramekin.

  4. Carefully place into the oven and partially bake for 30 minutes.

  5. While the pumpkin pies are baking, cut leaf shapes from the pie crust to garnish (optional).

  6. If garnishing, remove the pies from the oven and gently place the pie crust leaves on top of each pie.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk the final egg along with 1 tablespoon of water. Gently brush the egg wash on each pie crust leaf. 

  8. Sprinkle the top with additional sugar and cinnamon and return to the oven for 50 minutes (or until the filling looks set and the pumpkin is soft when pierced with a toothpick.
  9. Cool the pies completely before serving and serve at room temperature, or chilled. 

  10. To serve, cut each pumpkin into 4 wedges.

  11. Great with ice cream or whipped cream! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2160IU43%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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  1. Wilhelmina Wessel

    5 stars
    This is such a cool idea!!!

  2. 5 stars
    These are so clever. I cooked a savory dish in a pumpkin once but never my pies! I love this!

  3. Justine Howell

    5 stars
    Such a fun new idea to incorporate into our holiday baking with my kids, thanks!

  4. Amanda Finks

    5 stars
    I just love these pumpkin pies! Using the whole pumpkin makes this such a special dessert recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Making the pie IN the gourd is genious! Love this recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    What a gorgeous idea! I need to give this a try!

  7. 5 stars
    Loving the festive pie crust garnish for this tasty pumpkin pie recipe! Thanks for all your creative ideas and recipes!

  8. 5 stars
    I love how you made the pie IN the pumpkin. Very rustic, very meta.

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