In this blog post , we will be discussing how to make a delicious pumpkin pie using an air fryer. This is a great recipe for those who want to enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie without all of the hassle that comes with making one.
Why use an air fryer?
Why not?!! On Thanksgiving day or Christmas, I can bet you that your oven and stove will be in use. This is where the air fryer shines, you can make a delicious pumpkin pie without having to use any additional kitchen appliances.
What makes a good pumpkin pie?
A good pumpkin pie is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Additionally, the filling should be thick and creamy, without being too runny. The crust should be flaky and golden brown. Finally, the pie should be served with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream!
To make this pumpkin pie, you’ll need:
- Pumpkin puree: This is blended up pumpkin, try and get the one with no sugar added.
- White sugar: I used white sugar because it dissolves very easily
- Brown sugar: I also used brown sugar as it gives the pie a lovely caramelised flavour.
- Ground cinnamon: Cinnamon screams Fall and it’s a great addition to this recipe.
- Ground ginger: dried ginger adds a bit of a warmth to the flavour profile.
- Ground nutmeg: Nutmeg is another spice that is perfect for Fall recipes.
- Condensed milk: Condensed milk is key for making this recipe, it makes the filling nice and creamy.
- Eggs: Eggs will help to thicken the filling and make it set.
- Pie crust: You can either make your own crust or buy a pre-made one. I went for the latter because I am lazy! And thankfully as it’s baked at a low air fryer temperature it did not burn or dry out, it stayed the same.
To make the filling, simply mix together the pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, condensed milk, and eggs. Pour the filling into the pie crust, and then place the pie on a silicone baking tray.
Bake the pie at 300 degrees for 25 minutes. Let the pie cool before serving.
-If you want the filling mixture more thicker, you can add a tablespoon of flour to it.
-If you want a stronger pumpkin flavor, you can add an extra teaspoon of cinnamon to the filling.
-This pie can also be made in an 8×8 inch baking dish if you don’t have a 9 inch pie dish. Simply reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes.
If you are looking for a healthier option, you could try using a sugar substitute in this recipe. Additionally, you could use low-fat evaporated milk or almond milk. For the crust, you could use a whole wheat crust or a graham cracker crust.
If you want to make this recipe vegan, you could use a flax egg in place of the regular eggs. Additionally, you could use vegan butter or margarine in the crust. For the filling, you could use soy milk or coconut milk. Finally, be sure to use a vegan sugar substitute.
What can I use in place of an air fryer?
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the pie in a regular oven. However, you may need to increase the baking time by 5-10 minutes.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, this recipe can be made ahead of time. Simply prepare the pie and bake it according to the instructions. Once it has cooled, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the pie in the oven or air fryer until it’s warm.
Can I freeze this pumpkin pie?
Yes, this pumpkin pie can be frozen. Simply bake the pie and let it cool completely. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw the pie overnight in the fridge and then reheat it in the oven or air fryer.
Is there a substitute for pumpkin puree?
Yes, you can use sweet potato puree or butternut squash puree in place of the pumpkin puree. However, the flavor will be slightly different.
What if my pie filling is too runny?
If your pie filling is too runny, you can add a tablespoon of flour to help thicken it up. Additionally, make sure that you’re using fresh ingredients and that you’re not overmixing the filling. Finally, be sure to bake the pie long enough so that the filling has a chance to set up.
How many slices will this yummy pumpkin pie recipe make?
This recipe will make 8 slices.
How long will this pumpkin pie keep?
This pumpkin pie will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge.
How does this taste?
This pumpkin pie tastes just like the traditional kind, but it’s made in the air fryer, it’s the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any fall occasion!
What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin pie?
There are so many ways to enjoy pumpkin pie! We love it with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top. You can also get creative and top it with some chopped nuts or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
What type of pastry case do I use?
You can use any type of pastry case you like for this recipe. We prefer to use a premade crust or puff pastry case, but you could also use a graham cracker crust or even a or puff pastry case,
How do I know when the pumpkin pie is done?
You’ll know the pumpkin pie is done when the filling is set and the crust is golden brown. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of the pie to make sure it comes out clean.
How can i make this vegan?
There are a few ways you can make this recipe vegan. For the eggs, you can use a flax egg in place of the regular eggs. Additionally, you could use vegan butter or margarine in the crust. For the filling, you could use soy milk or coconut milk. Finally, be sure to use a vegan sugar substitute.
How can I make this keto friendly?
There are a few ways you can make this recipe keto-friendly. For the crust, you could use a low-carbohydrate option like almond flour or coconut flour. For the filling, you would need to use a sugar substitute. Additionally, you could use full-fat evaporated milk or coconut milk instead of the regular milk. Finally, be sure to use unsweetened pumpkin puree.
How can I make this no bake?
There are a few ways you can make this recipe no bake. For the crust, you could use a graham cracker crust or an Oreo cookie crust. For the filling, you could use a sugar-free pudding mix or a sugar-free cheesecake filling. Finally, be sure to use a sugar-free whipped topping.
This air fryer pumpkin pie is the perfect dessert for your next fall gathering. Made with fresh ingredients and baked to perfection, this pie is sure to be a hit with your guests. So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie
- 1½ Cups Pumpkin puree
- ⅓ Cup White sugar
- 2 Tbsp Brown sugar
- ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground ginger
- ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg:
- 1/2 Cup Condensed milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Pie crust (9 inch)
- Preheat your air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and condensed milk.
- Whisk in the eggs until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the pie crust and smooth it out with a spoon.
- Place the pie in the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
- Allow the pie to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!