Cayenne Spiced Pumpkin Pie

| Last Updated: September 20, 2020 | ,

Spiced perfectly, with a pinch of fire….

Who doesn’t love the classic spiced pumpkin pie? With its earthy nutmeg and flavor-packed cloves, it’s jam-packed with taste-goodness. But you know what we think is missing? Of course…a little heat. Enter cayenne pepper powder. Just a pinch (or more if you want), brings a new level of flavor to the dessert without drowning out everything that makes pumpkin pie oh so very tasty.

Cayenne Spiced Pumpkin Pie

4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8 slices



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients (except pie crust) and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the mix into the pie shell and bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Then lower heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for approximately 50 more minutes.
  • Remove pie from heat, and allow it to cool for 5 mnutes prior to serving.


Want more heat? Double the cayenne to 1 teaspoon.
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