Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars

Karla Harmer
by Karla Harmer
5 Jars
45 min

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. If your are looking for simple and easy dessert filled full of the flavors of fall, they these Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars.

They are easy and fun to make for quick and delicious desserts.

With just 10 ingredients, these single serve mini jars are a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. They can also me made up two nights ahead.

When everyone is getting ready to leave, you can put the lid on the jars and offer them to your guests to take home. These make the perfect thank you as gifts to your guests.

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars - Pre-Bake

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars cooling before topping

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Jars
Recipe details
  • 5  Jars
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 5 half-pint jars
  • 1 tablespoon sugar combined with ½ teaspoon cinnamon for topping, optional
  • Whipped cream for topping, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, and white sugar.
Add the pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt and beat to mix.
Add the evaporated milk and mix until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the jars, leaving a small amount of space at the top of each jar. You may have a small amount of pumpkin mixture leftover.
Place the jars in a small baking dish and put them in the preheated oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is set and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the jars to cool completely, then top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar before serving, if desired.
  • Be sure to allow the jars to cool completely before serving or putting in the fridge.
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  • Benesse Benesse on Oct 01, 2020

    What kind of jars do you use that are safe for baking in?

    • Karla Harmer Karla Harmer on Oct 01, 2020

      Hi Benesse! Great question

      You can use any canning jar to bake in. They are oven safe

  • Designdivabb4 Designdivabb4 on Oct 15, 2020

    I don’t have these smaller canning jars. Can I use larger glass canning jars? If so, how long would I leave them in the oven so the middles get cooked properly?

    • Vickie Brown Vickie Brown on Apr 30, 2021

      Since no one answered your question and I am just reading this recipe I will give some ideas for thought! This recipe is basically a pumpkin pie minus the crust recipe. Any type of baked custard has to have time to set in the oven. Since you want to use larger jars start by baking for 25-30 minutes and check with a wooden skewer. Just be certain you have about an inch to one and a half inches in each jar. I wouldn’t use anything larger than a pint jar as I think the idea is making individual servings. Another idea is to use ramekins rather than jars.