Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Creamy deep dish pumpkin pie with a flavorful gingersnap crust. A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Deep dish pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And just like that… it’s November. It really felt like the strangest weekend ever, what with Halloween and daylights savings time happening back to back. I did manage to sleep in, but only until my regular time so in a way I did sleep in but I didn’t… if that makes sense.

And now, Christmas displays are literally everywhere and holiday music is playing. Not here of course. I promise I’m swearing it all off until later in the month. I’ll eye stuff, maybe buy stuff, but no listening, watching or decorating anything Christmas-y. It’s kind of crazy how one day it’s Halloween and everyone is sharing their costumes and favorite candy. Then mere hours later the same people are suddenly Christmas obsessed. Too much. Too quick for me.

One upside to it being November is that we got a great deal on a pumpkin! I figure sales are highest before the holiday, because everyone wants a pumpkin to carve. And now the sales on pumpkins likely dwindle and farms need to get rid of their stock before the month is over. Makes total sense. And it’s perfect timing for a pumpkin project at school! Win win in my eyes!

Deep dish pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Another huge upside to it being November… pie! I have a serious love for pie. Since Thanksgiving is only a few short weeks away, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you want to make. This deep dish pumpkin pie should definitely be on the menu!

Year to year, I flip flop back and forth between making cheesecake and pie. This year, clearly it’s pie.

Deep dish pumpkin pie with a spiced gingersnap crust! The absolute best of both worlds… the depth and crust of your favorite cheesecake but with the amazing flavor and creaminess of a pie!

An absolute must make and a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

Deep dish pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Creamy deep dish pumpkin pie with a flavorful gingersnap crust. A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie, Pumpkin, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 plus



  • 2 C gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Tb granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 2 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Process gingersnap cookies until only fine crumbs remain. Mix in melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. 
  • Press cookie crust onto the bottom and 1 1/2 to 2-inches up the sides of a springform pan. Crust should be roughly 1/4-inch thick. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together pumpkin puree with sugars, salt and spices. Slowly add evaporated milk, mixing on low, followed by vanilla. Add one egg at a time, mixing until fully incorporated and no streaks remain. 
  • Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared crust. 
  • Bake for 75 minutes or until the center slightly jiggles. Cool completely overnight. 


Serves roughly 6-8, yields 1: 9-inch pie.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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67 Responses to “Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust”

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    Catherine — November 2, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Dear Rachel, your deep dish pie is a show-stopper! From top to bottom, I love everything about this dessert. I can’t wait to give it a try for the holidays. I really love the idea of the gingersnap crust. Pinned for later. xo, Catherine

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Thanks so much Catherine!

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    Medeja — November 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Looks creamy and yummy!

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Medeja!

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      Millie — October 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

      Help…my crust always burns. I don’t cook it ahead because I’m afraid it will burn even more.

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      Rachel — November 5, 2019 at 7:25 am

      You’re not fully cooking this crust, it’s just a partial bake to firm it up prior to adding the filling. Make sure you’re placing your pie in the center of your oven. You can also use an oven thermometer to make sure it’s cooking at the proper temperature.

  3. #
    Melissa Falk — November 2, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Hey, Rachel. My mouth is watering over here:)

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Melissa!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — November 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Pumpkin pie is awesome, but deep dish is even better!

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Julianne!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

    When we were at Target on Friday buying Halloween candy they were already clearing it out and making more room for Christmas, kind of sad and slightly annoying. The gingersnap crust on the pumpkin pie sounds phenomenal, I definitely want to try it this year!

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      I’m honestly not surprised but they should at least wait a day before transitioning… or one would hope!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — November 2, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Ooo! Gorgeous! I can imagine digging a fork into your deep-dish version! Looks amazing, and I’m with you on the Halloween-to-Christmas switch – ugh!

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Patricia! :)

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    Malinda @ Countryside Cravings — November 2, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    It’s crazy how they push the holidays the way they do!! Although I must confess we listen to Christmas music off and on throughout the year. I have always wanted to try pumpkin with gingersnap, looks delicious!!

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      Rachel — November 3, 2015 at 7:34 am

      I totally sing a random holiday tune or two throughout the year but it’s always an accident. ;)

  8. #
    Bella's Secret Kitchen — November 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie – we don’t really eat it here in the UK, which is such a shame!! So I will definately be trying this one!

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      Rachel — November 6, 2015 at 7:21 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — November 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I never thought of baking pie in a springform pan but I love the results you got. And that crust!

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      Rachel — November 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Erin!

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    Matea — November 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Pie is one of my favorite parts about November! A gingersnap crust sounds irresistible :)

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      Rachel — November 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much Matea!

  11. #
    Ilona — January 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    This was my first pumpkin pie ever and I really liked it! :) Great recipe.

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      Rachel — January 5, 2016 at 7:39 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing, Ilona!

  12. #
    Scott — September 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

    This recipe sounds delicious, but I have one question – what size springform pan?

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      Rachel — September 26, 2016 at 7:24 am

      A standard 10-inch springform pan should be used.

  13. #
    Courtney — November 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Do you think this would work in a muffin tin with paper liners? I am thinking it may be easier for me to transport on T-day!
    Looks amazing!

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      Rachel — November 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      I haven’t made this into mini portions and cannot be sure how well it will work with the current amounts. You’d be doing so at your own risk. But I do wish you the best of luck with it!

  14. #
    Barbara — November 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Love the idea of baking in a springform when using a crumb crust. Pumpkin and Ginger Snaps are delicious together! As an alternative, have you ever used graham crackers? I’m guessing a straight substitution would work just fine in your recipe, don’t you think? Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Rachel — November 23, 2016 at 7:39 am

      You could definitely substitute graham crackers. Enjoy!

  15. #
    Carole — November 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I see you said to use a 10″ springform pan above, despite the recipe yield saying 1-9″ pie. At what point can you remove the form? When cooled? Will the pie still keep the shape? Or should you not remove the form at all?

    And what is sprinkled on the whipped cream in the photo? Cinnamon?

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      Rachel — November 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Whichever size you have will work fine. It will keep it’s shape but should not be removed from the pan until it has chilled thoroughly, at least overnight.

  16. #
    Natalie — November 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    After cooled, do you store this in the fridge or at room temp?
    Looks delicious! Going to try it for a family Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday.

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      Rachel — November 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Room temperature should be fine. Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving! :)

  17. #
    Sally — November 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Rachel! I don’t have a springform pan. Would this work in a regular deep dish pie plate?

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      Rachel — November 21, 2017 at 7:08 am

      It should be fine as long as it’s large enough (9″x2-3″ tall, minimum). Make sure to measure across the bottom and again up the sides to be sure it will work. Good luck! :)

  18. #
    Sally — November 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for such a quick reply, Rachel! The pie plate I have should work just fine then. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. #
    Shawna — November 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Should I line or grease the pan?

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      Rachel — November 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

      In most cases, without greasing should be fine.

  20. #
    Brenda — October 6, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Thankyou for this amazing recipe! I was Leary at first, baking it for 75 min. But, it turned out perfect. The only thing I would do different next time is a little more sugar in the crust. Maybe the cookies I bought weren’t as sweet as they should be. I will definitely make this again.

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      Rachel — October 17, 2018 at 7:03 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Brenda! :)

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    Rosanne — November 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Have you ever tried to freeze the pie either before or after baking..? If so what were results thx

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      Rachel — November 5, 2018 at 6:54 am

      I have not. However, it should be fine to freeze after baking. Just be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator.

  22. #
    Melissa — November 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

    can this be made ahead and frozen back until Thanksgiving?

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      Rachel — November 5, 2018 at 6:53 am

      It should be just fine. Just be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator.

  23. #
    Leah McCall — November 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

    So excited to make this for Thanksgiving! If I make it a couple days in advance do I just keep it in the fridge?

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      Rachel — November 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      It should be fine kept at room temperature for several days.

  24. #
    diane — November 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

    can i bake this in a regular pie dish?

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      Rachel — November 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Absolutely, just be sure that it’s a bit deeper than a standard pie dish.

  25. #
    renee — November 25, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    can i substitute vanilla soy milk?

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      Rachel — November 30, 2019 at 7:20 am

      It would be certainly worth trying! I cannot be sure though. Good luck!

  26. #
    Brooke — November 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    cant wait to try this

  27. #
    Rachel — November 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I just made this pie!! I was alarmed when I put it in the oven and a minute later heard a sizzling sound coming from the oven. The filling was leaking out the bottom of my spring form pan!! I put a cookie sheet under it and hoped for the best! After a few minutes it stopped leaking. It looks amazing! I plan to sprinkle sugar on top and torch it to brûlée the top!

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      Rachel — November 30, 2020 at 6:26 am

      It sounds as though your crust may not have been either up the sides or well sealed, if it leaked a bit. You can always wrap your springform pan with foil next time, which will help with any issues like that.

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    Daniel — November 25, 2020 at 9:57 pm


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    Mary — December 7, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Loved this pie and so did my family. Pumpkin pie has never been a favorite of mine so I wanted to make something a bit different. The ginger snap crust was so yummy and the filling was also very good. I will definitely be making this again.

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      Rachel — December 10, 2020 at 6:27 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, Mary!

  30. #
    Sara — August 9, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Pumpkin pie is my boyfriend‘s favourite and he often feels sad that the only time he gets to eat it is Thanksgiving and Christmas lol. Well, it was his birthday yesterday, so I made this pie for him and OMG it was spectacular! This is the best pumpkin pie I have ever had, including store-bought, and I have never even made a pie before! Wow wow wow! 🤩 This recipe was perfect and so easy to follow, thank you so much!

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      Rachel — August 12, 2021 at 5:56 am

      Such a fun birthday treat! So glad you both enjoyed the pie! :)

  31. #
    Sherry — September 20, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Really sounds good, going to do this one.

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      Rachel — September 21, 2021 at 10:45 am


  32. #
    SHEILA — November 21, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Hi! Can you please tell me if this can be frozen for just a few days & then thawed prior to consumption? TY!

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      Rachel — November 22, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      I haven’t personally frozen it but I don’t see why not. Just be sure to cool it completely before freezing and then thaw in the refrigerator when you’re ready for that step.

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    Sheila — November 22, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Hi Rachel – can this be. made in a regular pie baking dish? If so, would it be a regular 9 inch or deep dish? TY!

    • #
      Rachel — November 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

      A deep dish pie pan would be the safest bet. My only concern with using a pie pan is making sure the cookie crumbs stick and form to the sides of the pan.

  34. #
    louise — November 17, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    what size spring form pan do you use

    • #
      Rachel — November 18, 2023 at 7:40 am

      A standard 9-inch pan is used.

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