Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe – The Taste of Fall in Your House

We share step-by-step instructions on how to make a smoked pumpkin pie in this post.
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Is it really fall if you have not taken pumpkin pies; especially, smoked pumpkin pies? Gotcha! You smiled.

For many like us, smoking pumpkin pies during the holidays just comes naturally because of the ease and speed with which it can be prepared. However, beyond the ‘touch-and-go’ feeling it offers, not many know of the many tricks and benefits that come with making smoked pumpkin pies. This is why we have written this article.

Pumpkins, in themselves, are full of nutrients like beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium, which can improve the health of your heart, especially when organic. Not only are they smooth, rich, healthy, and nutritious, they can have multiple uses too. Among others, you can use organic pumpkins as a natural sauce or soup thickener Trusted Source (PDF) Functional constituents and processing of pumpkin: A review PDF | Pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.) due to its unusual and extravagant characters is considered as the marvels of vegetable world. Among cucurbitaceous… | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate . We would also understand you if you choose to boil or steam your pumpkins, but you might be missing a completely different level of unique flavor if you do not try out smoked pumpkins.

Why Smoke a Pumpkin Pie?

If you have never tasted smoked pumpkin pie, it may appear strange. However, if you are bold enough to try it, you might find yourself looking to smoke every pumpkin you come across or simply ordering for smoked over latte.

There are 1001 reasons to smoke pumpkin pies. If, like us, you enjoy trying out new things, especially food-wise, then you should be baulking at your next serving of pumpkin-spiced latte. Enough of boring pumpkin pies, at least for now. Shake things up a little this fall, and you might just discover something you really like.

Not only that, smoked pumpkin pies are healthy too, and of course, they provide maximum smoke flavor throughout the serving, if you like it that way.

Another beautiful thing about smoking a pumpkin pie is that you really do not need to do much other than place your pumpkin in a smoker or an oven. Whether you are just a foodie or a griller, this is good news because it saves you time and energy.

If you are smoking pumpkin pies at home, it might be best for you to use smoker models that are easy to use and have a good temperature range and long warranty. Your priorities may be different if you do this commercially though. Working with smokers that provide efficiency and convenience in replacing accessories might play a huge role in choosing the right model for your trade. Whatever your preferences, getting a quality and affordable smoker is not impossible.

What Does It Taste Like?

Granted, our taste buds are different. However, there is something markedly unique about the flavor of smoked pumpkin pies. Oftentimes, it leaves some fruity, starchy-sweet flavor. You might also get some savor of cinnamon, or a spicy and sharp punch from ginger.

For all of the above though, we should mention that adding just one ingredient to the mix could completely alter the taste of your pie. That ingredient is milk; evaporated or condensed.

Ordinarily, when you bake pumpkin pies, the heat from the smoker would extract juices from the filling, making a runny mess of the pie. You can use milk as thickeners to avoid this possibility.

While condensed milk sweetens and makes the pie visibly creamier, evaporated milk makes it lighter, less sugary, and of course healthier.

You may be wondering how best to eat smoked pumpkin pie; hot or cold? Well, that would depend on you. However, many people like to eat pumpkin pie cold. Maybe that is because sweet food taste better when they are not hot, as you are able to savor them better.

There is a theory that spices develop more a few hours after baking. How true? You can find out if you try it out.

Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Baking pumpkin pie is one of the easiest tasks around, and you do not have to lose sleep over it at all.


Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe – The Taste of Fall in Your House

You will only need a few ingredients to bake your pumpkin pie. This is especially good because we know how packed holiday seasons can be. No one wants to spend it shopping for ingredients. We have listed all you need here:

  • Pumpkin pie
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 half-teaspoons ham bone seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 (10-inch) ready-made graham cracker pie crust
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 teaspoons confectioners powdered sugar


  1. Divide the pumpkins into two. If you like, scoop out the content. You might find that easier if you first cook the pumpkins, but again this is not entirely necessary.
  2. Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe – The Taste of Fall in Your HouseMake your smoker ready by tuning it to a temperature of 250 F. (120 C.) for two hours prior.
  3. Put the cut pumpkin on the smoker and smoke for one or two hours depending on how many the pumpkins are.
  4. Take smoked pumpkin pie off the smoker and allow it to cool. If you like, you can put it in an oven to limit the smokiness.
  5. Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe – The Taste of Fall in Your HousePeel off skin and chop the flesh.
  6. Your strong smoky smelling pumpkin pie is ready, and you can use as desired.

Smoked Pumpkin Pie Video Recipe

Tips and Tricks

  • Using a rimmed baking sheet and placing it upside down the smoker, before placing the pie on it can help distribute the heat more evenly.
  • While preheating the smoker, filling a water pan and putting it in the smoker can provide moisture and can increase condensation under the lid. This, however, is optional.
  • You can also add beer or spices to your water pan. This could add another layer of flavor to the pumpkin pies.
  • If you do not have ham bone seasoning, you can use ¾-teaspoon cinnamon, ¾ tea spoon brown sugar, ¼-teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg, ½-teaspoon salt, and a little pinch of dried ginger instead.
  • If you want to avoid the pie tilting to one side, it is advisable that you keep your smoker grate level.

Final Thoughts

Getting the best of smoked pumpkin pies is in being pristine; paying attention to the little details.

If your pumpkin pie is a bit moist, that might be indicative that you over smoked your pumpkin. You are wondering where the wetness is from? It is from the eggs in the mixture that have been overcooked. Over-smoking your pie could also make it crack on the top.

You know your smoked pumpkin pie is ready to go when you can insert a butter knife into its middle and pull it out without seeing any residue on it.

Once your pie is cooled, you can keep in an airtight container or stored in a fridge. Leftover smoked pumpkin pies can also be stored much in the same way.

There are not many desserts as delicious as smoked pumpkin pies. If you do go ahead to bake or order a smoked pumpkin pie, and you love it as much as we do, we would be glad to read your comments below.

Don’t also forget to share, if this was useful to you. Enjoy!


(PDF) Functional constituents and processing of pumpkin: A review
PDF | Pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.) due to its unusual and extravagant characters is considered as the marvels of vegetable world. Among cucurbitaceous… | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

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