Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie made with brown sugar
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5 from 13 votes


The Best Homemade Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie is a must-make for Thanksgiving and the holidays. It comes out perfectly creamy every time!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: The Best Pumpkin Pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 9-inch deep dish frozen pie shell or (2) regular-sized pie shells
  • 2 tbsp real butter melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • If you are using a frozen pie crust, you may need to partially bake it first. Check the back of the package for instructions.
  • Most frozen crusts just require that you to sit it out on the counter for about 10 minutes before putting any filling into it.
  • Or, if you are using my Wham Bam Pie Crust, just make sure you prick the inside of the crust all around with a fork, then pop it into the fridge to chill while making the filling.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Using an electric mixer, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, pumpkin puree together until combined.
  • Add in eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, spices, and vanilla.
  • Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour batter into the pie shell, taking care not to overfill. You will have some batter left over.
  • Also, to keep pie edges from getting too dark, wrap edge of crust in aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for about 40-50 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature for 2-3 hours (to allow the pie to finish setting up) then serve with whipped cream.



Oven times vary, but basically the pie should be just a little jiggly in the middle when it is done. It is overcooked when the pie has totally set up in the oven. Also, pie mixture may look VERY thin compared to what you are used to, but don’t worry, it will thicken up in the oven. This recipe makes 2 regular-sized pies or one large deep dish pie (with a little filling leftover).


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.1mg