No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie filling or puree mixes with instant pudding and Cool whip to make an easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe. 

Pour into a graham cracker crust for a simple fall dessert guests always enjoy!

Slices of the best no-bake Cool Whip pumpkin pie on small plates by pie dish and pumpkin decoration

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe

There’s only 4 ingredients that make an EASY and creamy no-bake pumpkin pie that you won’t forget!

This pumpkin pie recipe also works as a pumpkin dip and only takes 5 minutes to mix up. It’s truly fuss free and a unique fall and holiday treat.

We love eating it straight off the spoon, but it taste better poured in a no-bake graham cracker crust if you have the patience to wait!

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Fork full of creamy and fluffy no-bake pumpkin pie made with cool whip on a white plate by a small pie pumpkin

Our most popular pumpkin desserts on Pinterest are this one and our Pumpkin Carrot Cake. Both recipes only have a few ingredients.

Cool Whip Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Smooth with a hint of pumpkin and just the right amount of sweetness this Cool Whip Pumpkin Pie Recipe also known as Pumpkin Fluff Pie is delicious!

Cool Whip is a classic on the Thanksgiving dessert table. Mixing it with pumpkin puree creates a light, cloud like texture that is always popular.

This pie can easily be mixed up ahead of time using a large 16-ounce container of whipped topping and stored in the refrigerator.  Just before the meal begins spread the fluff in a purchased graham cracker crust and set it out on the dessert table.

Hearty pie of 5 ingredient no-bake pie by a pumpkin on plaid napkin

Two containers of Cool Whip creates a lighter fluffier pie – thus the fluff description.

Using only one container of cool whip creates a richer and creamy pumpkin dip that is a bit deeper orange in color. This version tastes great in a graham cracker crust too. It’s really about personal preference.

one pumpkin by a white bowl of pumpkin fluff pie filling with a spoon

How you want to use the fluff determines whether to use 8 ounces or 16 ounces of cool whip.  The cool whip adds a lighter, creamier flavor to the pumpkin.  In a dip I like the stronger pumpkin flavor.  In a pie I like the lighter cream pie flavors. 

You can always start with 8 ounces, sample it and stir in more whipped topping as desired.

I always thought my Ten-Minute Berry Cheesecake was the easiest dessert to make in a graham cracker shell until my husband’s aunt shared this recipe with us.  Both have the same steps, mix, chill and serve!

close up of easy pumpkin fluff dip recipe

Ingredients Needed To Make Pumpkin Fluff

  • Cool Whip
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Can of Pumpkin Puree
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
Graham cracker pie crust, can of pumpkin, whipped topping, instant pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice to make a no bake pie

Step By Step Instructions

Begin by pouring a regular sized can of pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl. Use a spatula to clean out the can.

Can of pumpkin in glass mixing bowl with spatula next to pumpkin pie spice

Sprinkle the instant pudding and pumpkin pie spice over the top.

Mix well.

Instant vanilla pudding and pumpkin pie spice sprinkled over pumpkin puree in mixing bowl

Then add thawed Cool Whip and gently fold in the pumpkin pie mixture.

Cool whip scooped on top of pureed pumpkin in a glass mixing bowl

Keep folding the bottom and sides of the mixture into the center until the mixture is a uniform color. There should not be any streaks.

Pour filling into the pie crust and use a butter knife to smooth out.

Easy no-bake pumpkin pie in a store bought graham cracker crust surrounded by fall colored plaid napkin and a small pumpkin

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Cook and serve pudding will not work in this recipe, must use instant pudding
  • Instant vanilla pudding is best, but French vanilla works fine too
  • Recipe is very easy to double and fill 2 or 3 pie crusts
  • Can make a thinner layer of filling in an extra large pie crust
  • A friend likes to make this and pipe into pieces of phyllo dough for individual treats
Thick pumpkin fluff or no-bake pie filling on graham cracker crust in a foil pan on an orange and red plaid napkin

Other Popular Thanksgiving Recipes:

Sweet Potato Souffle and Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes are family favorites on each side of the family.

This creamy pie is great served with a Thanksgiving Turkey made in an Electric Roaster.

Traditional Cornbread Dressing is a classic, Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread has a twist and my Grandma always made this Old-Fashioned Dressing.

Our Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie is so rich and creamy.

Other Easy Pumpkin Recipes from the Farm:

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Printable No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Fluffy and creamy slice of the no bake pumpkin pie with a fork full off the front corner

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Servings 8 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Pumpkin pie filling mixes with instant pudding and Cool whip to make an easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 5 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust


  • Mix pumpkin puree, instant pudding and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Gently fold in Cool Whip and pour into graham cracker crust.
  • Chill at least 2 hours and serve.


  • How you want to use the fluff determines whether to use 8 ounces or 16 ounces of cool whip.  The cool whip adds a lighter, creamier flavor to the pumpkin.  So in a dip I like the stronger pumpkin flavor.  In a pie I like the lighter cream pie flavors.  You can always start with 8 ounces, sample it and stir in more cool whip as desired.
  • I have better luck folding this together by hand than using a mixer


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 8373IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Originally published November 5, 2019 and updated on September 27, 2022.


  1. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make and delicious! My co-workers loved it, and I loved how I could mix it up in a matter of minutes. Gingersnaps and cinnamon graham crackers were great to dip into the fluff.

  2. 5 stars
    One of the best, easiest, tastiest dessert recipes I’ve ever tried! It’s a must try!

  3. Silly question but do you make the vanilla pudding and then put into mix or just use the powder mix?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hi there! Great question – just add the vanilla pudding mix, the moisture will come from the other ingredients. Hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    So the flavor was really good but the texture was really off. I think I messed up a super simple recipe my box of instant pudding is 1.7 oz so I used 3 which seemed like a ton. Is the recipe not supposed to be 5 oz of instant pudding mix? ‍♀️ tastes great and was very easy, just very thick and clumpy lol

  5. Was your pudding mix sugar free? One box either sugar in or sugar free is what to use.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Great question! I just use a regular pudding mix, but I think using sugar free would work just fine. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  6. Terri beutell says:

    Can you use home made whip cream instead of cool whip?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! I haven’t tested using home made whip cream, but it sure sounds delicious! Hope you love the recipe!

  7. Charlotte Roberts says:

    Can I use pumpkin pie mix instead of pumpkin puree?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! I haven’t tested this yet, please let me know if you give it a try!

  8. Can you make it without the pudding mix?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There – I have never tested this method. Since there’s only a few ingredients I think leaving one out would make a pretty noticeable change in the recipe. Please let us know how it tastes if you give it a try. Hope you enjoy 🙂

    2. It won’t set up to the right texture on a pie without the pudding.

  9. 5 stars
    Tried the recipe today. Started with 1 can pumpkin purée. Instant pudding boxes contain 3.4 once’s of pudding powder. I used 1 box of French Vanilla. Used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie seasoning. Blended together. Then one 8 ounce container of defrosted cool whip, gently folded in. Looked at the amount of filling and decided against another container of whip. Tasted it and it was great. Used a 9 inch store bought graham cracker crust. It filled the crust beautifully and mounded nicely in the center. When serving I used the other container of whip to put a dollop on each piece. Looked great and tasted fantastic. Really fast recipe, thanks.

  10. confused about size of box of pudding do I use regular size or lg size 5.1 ?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Good question – we like to use the large 5 ounce sized box. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Deena Ireson says:

    Can I use pure pumpkin?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Yes, that works well. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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