Easy Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Don’t you just love all the cozy comfort foods for fall and winter? This easy buttermilk pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream is sure to be added to your favorites list.

The holidays are right around the corner and this delicious pie is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner!

pumpkin buttermilk pie with cinnamon whipped cream piped on top on wicker platter

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love hosting my family, setting a beautiful table and planning the menu.

For the most part, our menu is traditional and stays the same from year to year with the exception of desserts.

Even though traditional pumpkin pie and pecan pies are typical this time of year, I like to change it up each year.

A couple of our other family favorites are this Pumpkin Cheesecake and this easy Cranberry Orange Cake.

This easy pumpkin buttermilk pie with cinnamon whipped cream is such a simple recipe and will most certainly be on repeat for your holiday menu.

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ingredients for pumpkin buttermilk pie

ingredients for Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie sugar flour butter eggs canned pumpkin and buttermilk

Pie Shell – homemade or store-bought pie crust
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2/3 cup canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

If you want to make your own pie crust and need a good recipe, here is one from The Pastry Queen, Rebecca Rather. This recipe is for her “All Sold Out Chicken Pot Pie” but it includes her recipe for pie crust.

ingredients for cinnamon whipped cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar or confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

directions for buttermilk pumpkin pie

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients together in a mixer bowl.

Blend until well combined and smooth.

Pour the pumpkin mixture into an unbaked pie crust.

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and let cool completely then top with the cinnamon whipped cream.

pumpkin buttermilk pie with cinnamon whipped cream piped on top on wicker platter

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

This easy and delicious pie will certainly be a favorite at your next fall get together or your Thanksgiving dinner.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cream pie, buttermilk pie, dessert, fall dessert, pumpkin buttermilk pie, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Cost 10


  • 1 stand mixer


  • 1 pie crust (unbaked)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated or confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Add flour, melted butter, buttermilk, sugar, eggs, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice together in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Let cool completely and top with cinnamon whipped cream right before serving.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • Add whipping cream, sugar and ground cinnamon to a mixing bowl.
  • Beat for 3-4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

directions for cinnamon whipped cream

Add heavy cream, sugar and ground cinnamon to a mixing bowl.

Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat 3-4 minutes or until soft peaks form.

The blend of cinnamon with fresh whipped cream definitely takes this up a notch!

mini pumpkin buttermilk pies

I decided to try making mini pies with this recipe. I wasn’t sure how long to cook them, so it was definitely an experiment.

They turned out great and were so cute!

I bought mini pie crusts at the grocery store which made this so easy.

The pie crusts are perforated so you just tear them apart and line cups in a muffin tin.

I filled each cup about 2/3 full and baked for 30 minutes, and they turned out perfect.

Remove from muffin cups and place on a wire rack to cool.

When they were completely cooled I used my decorator set and piped a dollop of the cinnamon whipped cream on top and garnished with a cute pie crust cookie shaped like a leaf.

I boxed up 4 of them in a cute brown box, tied it with a pretty ribbon and took them to a neighbor.

It made such a cute presentation! I will definitely keep this on my list of quick desserts for the next time I want to take something to friends and neighbors.

How to make pie crust cookies

I used pie dough I had left over from the mini pie crusts.

I rolled the left over dough out very thin on a lightly floured surface and cut leaf shapes with a mini cookie cutter.

Then, I placed the cookies on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper, brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

I baked them for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

They make the cutest garnish for pies!

frequently asked questions:

Do pies need to be refrigerated?

Fruit pies do not have to be refrigerated, but egg and dairy based pies do need to be refrigerated.

How long can pies stay in the refrigerator?

Fruit pies can stay at room temperature for up to 2 days, then in the fridge for 2 more days.

Egg and dairy-based pies can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

What is the difference in buttermilk pie and chess pie?

Buttermilk pie and chess pie are both a custard pie, but chess pie contains cornmeal and buttermilk pies use only all purpose flour.

Also, chess pie contains milk instead of buttermilk.

slice of Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream on white plate

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and give this easy pumpkin buttermilk pie with cinnamon whipped cream a try.

The pumpkin flavor mixed with this traditional buttermilk pie is the perfect combination.

I promise you won’t be dissapointed!

blessings and happy holiday season,

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pumpkin buttermilk pie with cinnamon whipped cream piped on top on wicker platter

If you love a good pie recipe, you might like my old fashioned buttermilk pie – a classic southern dessert…

buttermilk pie

or this super easy coconut pie that can also be made into a chocolate pie if coconut isn’t your thing…

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They both are great Thanksgiving Pie Recipes!

And if you love Pumpkin recipes you might also like these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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  1. Yum! This sounds delicious and it looks so pretty.

    1. Thank you Renae! It’s so easy and delicious!

  2. Yummy! This looks so good, Michele! You can’t have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie!

    1. Thank you Jen! It’s so easy and super yummy!

  3. I love pumpkin pie and this looks delish!

    1. Thanks Kim! It’s super easy and SO yummy!

  4. This looks soooo great! And your little pie crust leaves are the sweetest!

    1. Thank you Diane! So glad you joined us this month!

  5. Anne from Simply2Moms says:

    These look amazing, Michele! I love the extra details like cinnamon whipped cream and the little leaf decorations.

    1. Thank you! It was really fun to make and so easy!

  6. This looks delicious Michele! Those little minis are adorable! Pinned 😊

    1. Thank you Cindy! The minis were my favorite too!

  7. Stacy Ling says:

    Wow Michele looks so delicious!

    1. Thank you Stacy! It’s so easy and yummy!

  8. Michele, this looks so delicious! I know my daughter would love it! I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I’m so sorry I am just now seeing this Lynne! Thank you so much for sharing my pie recipe! I hope you all enjoy!

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