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Crustless Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie

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A crustless pumpkin pie could also be called a baked custard but I am going to be fast and loose with the definition of pie!   You could use this as a filling for a gluten free pie with a crust too if you wished. 

The mascarpone cheese adds a richness and smoothness to the dish. It’s easy to make and is just delicious warm, with a side of cream. There is just something about the combination of pumpkin and the warm spices that I adore.

crust less pumpkin pie with mascarpone

Although I call this a pie, it does border upon the cheesecake classification due to the use of mascarpone cheese. A substitute for mascapone is cream cheese which is the foundation of every cheesecake but I’m sticking to calling this a pie purely because you could easily use this mixture in a low carb pie crust.


However easy it is to use a jar of pumpkin pie spice, it’s not sold everywhere. When we lived in Barbados, I found it hard to find any ready made pumpkin pie spice so had to make my own. It could not be easier. If you don’t want to use a pumpkin pie spice mix, a combination of ginger and nutmeg with this pumpkin pie is delicious. My best advice is to taste the mixture before baking and adjust to taste. Add more spices or sweetener for your own preference.

To make your own pumpkin spice, mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon all spice. Mix, smell and taste a tiny bit on your finger. Adjust if necessary. Pumpkin spice mixes can vary and making your own is cheaper but once you get the mix you enjoy, make a batch of it for the holidays. For variety, I enjoy a pumpkin spice mix with cardamon from the fabulous Ditch the Carbs for the warmth that cardamon gives.

crustless pumpkin pie with mascarpone


The texture of this crustless pumpkin pie is very creamy and very much like a cheesecake. It is best served cold however tempted you are to eat a piece when it comes out of the oven. There’s something about the smell of baked pumpkin spice that makes you want to eat whatever has come out of your oven immediately!

This crustless pumpkin pie is best served cold. It makes a great dessert to make ahead for the holidays too. I like to serve mine with piped whipping cream with a sprinkling of cinnamon on the cream. Treat this like a regular pumpkin pie and serve with the topping that you prefer. I


crustless pumpkin pie

Crustless Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie

A creamy crustless pumpkin pie made with mascarpone cheese with a cheesecake-like texture
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free low carb recipes, pumpkin recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree canned, low sugar
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 2 eggs medium
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/350 degrees.
  • Beat the pumpkin puree and erythritol with an electric mixer. Mix well.
  • Add the eggs and blend.
  • Add the spices, vanilla essence and lemon juice and blend.
  • Finally, add the mascarpone and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into an pie dish and bake for 55 minutes.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before serving (although it does taste good warm from the oven)
  • Decorate with whipped cream or topping of your choice
  • Eat and enjoy!


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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 14.2g | Fiber: 0.4g
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  • Reply
    November 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    If you want to use regular sugar, how much would you use?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      November 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      I’d use the same quantities. But you could taste a bit of the mixture before baking it to check to your own taste.

  • Reply
    Kate Horrell
    November 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Can I use cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese? how much would I need?

  • Reply
    March 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    How big is a tub of mascarpone?

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    What can i use
    Instead of the erythritol

    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      I use xylitol when I cannot find erythritol. The quantities are the same.

  • Reply
    March 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I made this without the marscapone for Thanksgiving last year. Our families loved it! Will try the marscapone next time!

    • Reply
      March 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Hope you enjoy it!

      • Reply
        September 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Trying this tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

        • Reply
          September 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

          Hope you enjoyed it! So glad it’s close to pumpkin time again!

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    March 15, 2014 at 3:20 am

    This looks wonderful. Also a little redolent of a popular coffee flavour at the largest chain. Great for you, as I’m sure a lot of people go looking for recipes. I love the recipes you come out with time after time

    • Reply
      March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Thanks! Glad you enjoy the recipes!

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