Jack-o-Lantern Pie: Frugal, Egg-Free Pumpkin Pie Filling

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This is also known as “Jack-o-Lantern Pie” in our house, since we have it every year a day or two after Halloween.  As I mentioned in this article about pumpkins, we don’t carve our pumpkins until Halloween Day so that they remain fresh enough to use for pies and to be preserved.

How to Make Jack-o-Lantern Pie

My youngest daughter is allergic to eggs so this is a completely egg-free recipe. Even if you don’t have an egg allergy in your household, you may find that the omission of eggs makes this filling more frugal. You can also make this with sweet potatoes or winter squash.


  • 2 cups of fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder.
  • 1 tsp of powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of clove powder
  • dash of salt
  • Pie shell of choice (graham cracker crust is delicious with this filling)


  1. In a large bowl, stir vanilla extract into condensed milk.
  2. Whisk flour into the vanilla and milk until it is well combined.
  3. Stir in pumpkin puree and spices.
  4. Pour this mixture into your pie shell.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until the filling is firm. You may need to cover the edges of your pie crust with foil.

And that’s it!

Allow the pie to cool for at least one hour before slicing it.  Some people prefer to chill it for several hours in the refrigerator before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.       

If you eat gluten-free or grain-free, you can cook the pie filling in greased muffin tins for little mini crustless pies.

How easy was that?

Do you have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe or a budget-friendly pumpkin pie hack? Share it in the comments!

Jack-o-Lantern Pie: Frugal, Egg-Free Pumpkin Pie Filling
Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is an author and blogger. She's the single mom of two daughters and credits extreme frugality and a good sense of humor for her debt-free lifestyle. She is the author of numerous books, the editor of TheOrganicPrepper.com, and is the founder of a small digital publishing company in the emergency preparedness niche.

2 thoughts on “Jack-o-Lantern Pie: Frugal, Egg-Free Pumpkin Pie Filling”

  1. I dislike pumpkin pie but I love pumpkin. I put it in my morning oatmeal w/all the spices and sometimes raisins. Really good.

  2. I’ve tried fresh pumpkin from a jack-o-lantern and it wasn’t very sweet. Then I found out that most of the pumpkins that go into the canned stuff come from a different variety called “sweet pumpkins.” (Or sugar pumpkins.) They’re smaller, have less fiber, and are a lot sweeter than the ones you carve faces into.

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