You only need a microwave to bake this mini pumpkin pie

The weather is getting cooler and the holidays are approaching, which can only mean one thing: it’s comfort food time. 

In The Know’s AmiLin McClure has made seasonal baking all the easier with this microwave mug pumpkin pie recipe. In a few simple steps, this decadent, creamy dessert is ready in just 5 minutes. 

Here’s what AmiLin did to get this Instagrammable treat. 


  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 4 small ginger snap cookies, crushed
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipped cream

Make the crust first. Melt the butter in the microwave for around 10 seconds. Place the butter in a serving mug, then stir in the crushed ginger snap cookies. 

Next, in a separate bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture into the mug on top of the crust. Don’t meld it. 

Pop the mug into the microwave for 5 minutes. Pause and check in on the pie halfway through by inserting a knife in the center. If the knife is wet with the mixture, it’s not ready yet. If the knife is clean, you’re good to go!

“Just like a regular pie, the top might look a little bit too moist but it will set as it cools down,” AmiLin notes. 

To top off the seasonal dessert, add some whipped cream and cinnamon. Finally, enjoy! 

Looking for more pumpkin recipes? Try this DIY pumpkin mask that leaves your skin feeling dewey and refreshed.

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