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National Pumpkin Pie Day – December 25 (Easy Recipe Included)

There are many types of pies to celebrate during the year, from classics like cherry pies to creative picks like coconut cream pies. Today is National Pumpkin Pie Day, which celebrates a crowd pleasing favorite – the pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin pie is commonly served during the fall, at Halloween parties and Thanksgiving dinners. This is because pumpkins are a symbol of Thanksgiving and their carved cousin, the jack o lantern, is a symbol of Halloween.

Even though pumpkin pies get a lot of recognition during the fall, National Pumpkin Pie Day actually falls on December 25. This is why you see them so frequently at the end of the year; there’s so many occasions to bake a pumpkin pie!

Keep reading for ways to celebrate this national day and to get an easy recipe for pumpkin pie that only needs five ingredients.

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national days guide for more information about the history of national days and why we celebrate them. A white background with a rolling pin, cinnamon sticks, eggs, star anise and other spices with a homemade pumpkin pie on the right side of the image and a text overlay in orange that reads "Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day with an easy pumpkin pie recipe" in a brown box on the top left side of the image.

How to celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day

One of the most obvious ways to observe this December 25 national day is to make a homemade pumpkin pie recipe! You can scroll down to the bottom of the page for ours, and make sure to keep reading for other ways to celebrate.

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  • Host a pumpkin pie themed party and invite all your friends. Have everyone bring their favorite pumpkin pie flavored item. There’s so many choices available and it would be fun to see what everyone brings!
  • Make a pumpkin pie decorate it with one of these pie crust decorating ideas. The list includes leaf edge pie crusts, stenciled pie crusts, lattice pie crusts and more.
  • If you’re thinking of baking your own pumpkin pie crust this year, invest in a set of reusable ceramic pie crust weights.
  • Decorate your kitchen with pumpkin pie artwork. This metal sign is cute, and works not only during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but all year round!
  • If you want to enjoy the flavor of pumpkin pie, but don’t want to bake one, try using a pumpkin pie syrup. You can add it to your morning coffee, cafe au lait, or other espresso based drink!
  • Get a cute pumpkin pie apron to wear while you’re baking.

If you want to make additional pumpkin themed recipes, make sure to check out these ones for pumpkin cheesecake muffins, salted pumpkin fudge and banana pumpkin pancakes.

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More December 25 national days

Did you enjoy learning about this national day? You’ll be excited to know that there are over 150 national days in December! Like this one, many of the observances are national food days.

An illustration of a wooden background with multiple pumpkin pies, and slices of pumpkin pie arrange on it, with mini pumpkin and orange leaves between them for National Pumpkin Pie Day.

There’s so many reasons to celebrate December 25, because it is host to more than just one national day! 

Here is a complete list of all the December 25 national days:

  • National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day
  • Christmas Day – Why not share some Christmas quotes and graphics to celebrate?

Make sure to watch our YouTube video to learn about more national food days in December. 

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Would you like a reminder of this post for National Pumpkin Pie Day? Just pin this image to one of your national day boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe for National Pumpkin Pie Day

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There are so many holidays during the fall and winter months that would benefit from a pumpkin pie.

This easy pumpkin pie recipe only has five ingredients and is a crowd pleaser.

Not only is it a great choice for Thanksgiving, but since National Pumpkin Pie Day falls on December 25, it's a perfect treat for Christmas too!

If you're looking for a tasty recipe that requires minimal effort, this homemade pumpkin pie recipe is the one to use.

The best part about this recipe for pumpkin pie is that no one will know how easy it was to make. It tastes just as good as any gourmet pumpkin pie!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice


    1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Add the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice to a bowl and whisk until combined.
    3. Pour the filling into the pie shell.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes.
    5. Turn down the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    6. Continue baking until the filling is set, about 35-45 minutes.
    7. Set on a wire rack to cool. Make sure to let it cool completely (2-4 hours) before serving.
    8. Once cool, you can serve immediately, or refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
    9. (optional) Before serving you can top with dollops of whipped cream if desired.


  • Make sure to refrigerate any leftovers.
  • You can use store bought pumpkin pie spice, or you can make your own by using this recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here. 

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