Maple Pumpkin Pie

This Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe is a Canadian adaptation on carnation’s Classic Pumpkin Pie recipe. The combination of the two really does bring it over the top!

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Is there any dessert that is quite as comforting as pumpkin pie? For individual tart-sized servings, check out these Mini Pumpkin Pies. It’s my favourite of all the pumpkin pie recipes, and so perfect for guests or for just popping out of the freezer and enjoying.

As soon as September arrives and that chill is in the air, I crave the comforting flavours of pumpkin. Needless to say, I’ve been on quite the pumpkin-binge recently, and have already made my first pumpkin pie of the season. It’s that time of year!

I’ve decided it’s practice for our upcoming October Thanksgiving, though really it’s just getting those tastebuds ready and refreshing that recipe box.

As much as I adore this traditional pumpkin pie recipe from Carnation, I wanted to add a simple Canadian twist, which is how this unique pumpkin pie recipe came to be.

pie in a plate, with Pumpkin and Pie

Maple Pumpkin Pie is still a very simple and easy recipe, made with Carnation Evaporated Milk which makes it rich and creamy. Yet, it has maple syrup added into the filling, giving this pumpkin pie that subtle maple flavour.

You can also drizzle just a bit of maple syrup on the top before serving for more effect. The combination of pumpkin and maple really does bring the taste over the top!

How to Make Maple Pumpkin Pie

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this pie, and the full recipe card is below for you to print.

  • pastry for 10-inch single-crust pie or your own homemade pie crust
  • pie pan
  • pure pumpkin purée
  • packed brown sugar
  • large eggs
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • salt
  • Carnation Regular or 2% Evaporated Milk
  • real maple syrup
classic pumpkin pie with maple

To Make: Pre heat the oven temperature to 350. On a floured surface, roll out the pasty for the pie crust using a rolling pin. You can also use parchment paper to help the pie dough from sticking.

Fit the pastry into a 9-inch pie plate and press into bottom and up the sides of the plate. Trim the pie dish overhang and flute the edges of the dough. I also like to use the tines of a fork to poke a few holes in the pasty so it doesn’t fluff and bubble when cooking.

In a large bowl; whisk together pumpkin purée, sugar, eggs, flour, spices and salt. I use an electric mixer on medium speed. When it is smooth and well combined, gradually whisk in evaporated milk and maple syrup.

Fill pie shell with evaporated milk mixture. Bake in bottom third of an oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until set. To know when pumpkin pie is done, do the knife test. Insert a knife near the center of the pie, and if it comes out clean, your pie is done. Let cool completely on a wire rack, serve and enjoy! Yet don’t forget the whipped cream on top of the pie!

A close up of a slice of pie on a plate, with Pumpkin pie

What to serve with pumpkin pie?

This is a no-brainer, it’s whip cream of course! Though I do know a few that prefer vanilla ice cream, so it’s a good idea to have that one hand as an option as well.

How long does pumpkin pie last?

Freshly baked pumpkin pie will keep in the fridge for 4 days. Top store, cover loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can serve pumpkin pie straight from the fridge when cold or when room temperature.

After making this best pumpkin pie, I’m in full-on Thanksgiving planning mode now, which will include this beauty for sure. Pumpkin season must have that classic pie to really celebrate the occasion.

I’m, pretty sure I made my first pumpkin pie when I was a teenager. That was my contribution one year when my Mom was doing the other million things to prep for the big dinner. She had passed pumpkin pie duty on to me, and after stressing about making it then, I still recall the ‘well, that was easy‘ feeling.

maple pumpkin pie recipe easy simple delicious

After putting my own twist on Carnation’s Classic Pumpkin Pie recipe, I dug out my Mom’s recipe from her small flowered metal recipe card box and discovered it was the very same recipe. This made me chuckle but not in surprise, it’s a recipe using Carnation Evaporated Milk that’s been made and adored for generations.

Thing is, Carnation Evaporated Milk can be used for more than pumpkin pies – it’s a popular ingredient in many other sweet and savoury foods like soups, casseroles, fudge and more. For instance, this Carrot Thai Soup is one recipe which I’ll be making soon. Cool Autumn evenings require rich and creamy soups to warm the body and soul.

For a seasonal breakfast recipe, you need to make Pecan Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole, it’s so good!

 Maple Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe, a Canadian adaptation on a Classic Pumpkin Pie recipe

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe, a Canadian adaptation on carnation's Classic Pumpkin Pie recipe. The combination of the two really does bring it over the top!


  • pastry for 10-inch single-crust pie, 25 cm
  • 1-3/4 cups pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can Carnation Regular or 2% Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup maple Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). On floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness.
  2. Fit pastry into 10-inch (25 cm) pie plate; press into bottom and up sides of plate. Trim overhang and flute edges.
  3. Whisk together pumpkin purée, sugar, eggs, flour, spices and salt in large bowl until smooth and well combined; gradually whisk in evaporated milk and maple syrup. Fill pie shell with evaporated milk mixture. Bake in bottom third of oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Cholesterol: 40mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 43gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, yet as always, all opinions are my own.



  1. I”m sticking with the pies here….the chocolate cream pie looks delicious. I’d try that one.

  2. I always make my pumpkin pie with Carnation! I am in charge of bringing the pumpkin pie for both our Thanksgiving and Christmas family dinners, and the Carnation Classic Pumpkin Pie has always been my recipe! I would also love to make the Chocolate Cream Pie, that is exactly the kind of dessert I love!! And the Baked Potato Soup recipe looks really good too.

  3. Pinned this recipe, sounds like a keeper, would also like to make the Blueberry Salted Caramel Tarts

  4. Carnation® Classic Pumpkin Pie, would like to attempt making my own I have always bought it.

    1. Oh this one sounds good too Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Bars…..Too many to choose from.

  5. As mentioned above, the Blueberry Caramel Salted Tarts sound divine, but I also want to try their Wild Mushroom Soup

  6. I would love to try the pie that is shown, I love pumpkin pie and this one looks awesome!! so does the Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Cake

  7. I love the Carnation Classic Five-Minute Fudge and Chocolate Toffee Crunch Fudge because I love fudge

  8. I would try out the Classic pumpkin pie to see how it measures up to my recipe from Canadian Living

  9. with the holidays not too far, it’s time to think about yummy recipes, and the fudge one is indeed one 🙂

  10. I would like to try the Carnation® Classic Pumpkin Pie because pumpkin pie is awesome!

  11. Macaroni & Cheese cupcakes, followed with this pumpkin pie is what I would like to try with Carnation.

  12. Besides the maple pumpkin pie, I would love to make the Blueberry Salted Caramel Tarts! They both will be a hit with my family. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I use quite a few of the carnation recipes regularly including the pumpkin pie and the corn chowder. A recipe I haven’t tried that I would like to try is the cream of mushroom soup!

  14. The recipe I would like to try from the Carnation website is the apple custard pie – looks delicious! I love apples and custard and never had apple custard pie before.

  15. I love to try the Apple Custard Pie. I always use carnation milk in my coconut cream and butterscotch pies.

  16. Creamy Butternut Squash looks delicious and the days are cooler so this recipe is perfect

  17. I am really curious to try the Aloo Gobi Soup. Haven’t heard of it before but it seems to be nutritious and yummy.

  18. would love to make the Blueberry Salted Caramel Tarts – sounds delicious

  19. This Maple Pumpkin Pie made with carnation milk is going to be on my Thanksgiving table.I always use Carnation milk for mine but this will be the first time I will be trying them with the maple syrup.It sounds so delicious!!

  20. Oh wow that apple harvest flan looks so good. Something new and different to try .

  21. I’d love to try the Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe. It sounds delicious and I love oatmeal in the mornings.

  22. I would love to try and make the Carnation Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding. Sounds so good!

  23. Oh I went right to the desserts and saw the Creamy Brownie Pudding Cake. And it was love. Great site for recipes. Thanks. And your pumpkin pie looks great. Might just make that one for Thanksgiving.

  24. I’d try the coconut cream pie recipe, and this is one of the best pumpkin pie recipes there is.

  25. I think your recipes featuring Carnation Milk are fabulous. I finally chose Chocolate Cream Pie. I think it will be a delicious and popular dessert with my family.

  26. I’m actually making the chocolate cream pie for thanksgiving this year! It will be my first yesr trying it but the vote was anti pumpkin this year so we are switching it up.

  27. Again, I have already amassed 10 Points on this giveaway. It seems that I have either made a mistake in entering my email; or someone else is using my information.

  28. oh my gosh there is so much I wanna try but top of the list is Banana Bread Pudding mmmmm

  29. Looking forward to trying this out! I love using carnation for my homemade potato soup! I’d love to try the other soup recipes like cream of broccoli!

  30. I’m aiming to try the five minute fudge…it’s fast enough that I’ll actually do it!

  31. I would love to try the Carnation Cookie Cutout Cake , looks and sounds delish 🙂

  32. I would love the try the apple squash soup. I have both in my garden and am always looking for something new and delicious.

  33. I tried the oumpkin recipe and it was so delish and would like to try the chocolate orange cheesecake pls

  34. Carnation classic pumpkin pie, I just love making homemade pie and will be trying this recipe.

  35. my kids would love to pumpkin pie but also the sticky toffee pudding would go over very well lol

  36. I would love to attempt the Toffee Crunch Crêpe Cake – I’m not sure it would look as picture perfect but I certain it would be a delicious discovery!

  37. Carnation Maple Pumpkin Pie is now my new favorite!! I pinned this one and making it for Thanksgiving.
    I also love the Carnation Classic Five-Minute Fudge and will be trying it also. 🙂

  38. I wold like to try little flaky pumpkin pies , I love pumpkin pies & eating little ones won’t make me feel bad if eat a whole bunch lol

  39. I think i might have to try my hand at pumpkin pies regardless of winning this or not 😛

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  41. Unique idea! I never would have thought of maple with pumpkin pie, but I can see how it would work. I might have to try this for Christmas.

  42. Pumpkin would be good with the maple syrup in it. I’ll have to try this next time I make it!

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