If you are looking to change up your classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe, make Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie. Smooth, decadent with a hint of caramel flavor takes your favorite pie recipe to the next level.

A slice of Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie with cool whip on top on a plate
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We love making traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Classic recipes are a must and are always made the traditional way, but we wanted jazz up our pumpkin pie recipe by including Dulce De Leche.

This creamy sauce adds caramelized flavor with a hint of warm spices. We love the combination of the pumpkin and caramel mixed together as it makes it so smooth and creamy. You will love this Pumpkin Pie with dulce de leche for all your holiday plans.

You may also love these pumpkin desserts – Pumpkin Bars and Pumpkin Lasagna Dessert.

What is Dulce de Leche?

It is very similar to caramel but consists of different ingredients. Dulce de Leche is made from sweetened condensed milk. Whereas caramel is made from sugar and water.

This caramel sauce is rich in flavor and can be added to many dessert recipes.

What is Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie?

This recipe is for all the pumpkin lovers in your life. Adding this one special ingredient that is full of caramel flavor really makes this pie extra smooth, creamy and full of flavor. These ingredients are added in a microwave safe bowl and whisk together for the perfect consistency and sweetness.

You still get the pumpkin depth of flavor but with a added caramel flavor and warm spices. The Dulce De Leche Pumpkin ingredients are topped on a pie crust and baked to perfection.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - pie crust, pumpkin puree, dulce de leche, vanilla, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, eggs
  • Pie Crust – unbaked (9 inch)
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Dulce De Leche 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Cinnamon 
  • Large Eggs

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Variations:

  • Crust – We used already prepared pie crust, but feel free to make a Homemade Pie Crust.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – I use this on all my pumpkin desserts. But you can make your own with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamon.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare Pie Crust – Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges of the pie crust.  Chill the pie crust while you are preparing the filling. 
Combining all the ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer

Step 2 – In a small bowl, Beat together the pureed pumpkin, dulce de leche, vanilla extract, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and eggs. 

Dulce De Leche pie mixture poured into the pie crust

Step 3 – Pour pumpkin pie filling into the pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake an additional 35-45 minutes until the pie filling is set around the outside of the pie (the center will still be slightly jiggly).  

  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Cool on the baking rack until completely cooled (at least 2 hours). Slice and serve topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips:

  • Pie Crust Tip – If the crust is getting too brown while baking, cover the crust with aluminum foil halfway through the bake time to keep the crust from getting too brown.  
  • Pumpkin Puree – We used canned pumpkin in this recipe, but you can make homemade pumpkin if you prefer. It maybe a little to savory for this dessert, but you can still use it.
  • Cool Pie – Make sure to allow the pie to cook on a wire rack before serving.
  • Dulce De Leche – You can make Homemade Dulce De Leche, but I like using a can. It makes it so much easier.

Pumpkin Pie Toppings:

If you are looking to add topping to your pumpkin pie, try one of these options.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze this pie fully cooked. I like to prepare as many recipes as I can so it cuts down on cooking everything at once. If you place freezing this pie, let the pie cool to room temperature before freezing.

Wrap the pie in plastic wrap and then in foil, fully covering the pie. Place in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months. Once you are ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

A slice of Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie with cool whip on top on a plate

Can this Pie be Made in Advance?

This pie can easily be made the night before serving it. You can also prepare the filling and pour it into the container. Place the cream pie filling in the refrigerator until you are ready to pour it into the pie crust.

Once you have added the pie mixture to the crust, then bake as normal. I usually just prepare the entire pie the night before I am serving it and then it is ready to go.

A slice of Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie with cool whip on top

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Keep from Cracking Pumpkin Pie:

Make sure to not overbake pie. When removing the pie from the oven it should have a slight jiggle center. Also allowing pie to cool gradually helps to keep a smooth center.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers covered for up to 5 days. When we make this for Thanksgiving, we love having Thanksgiving leftovers. Pumpkin Pie is always delicious leftover if stored properly.

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Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie

4.67 from 15 votes
If you are looking to change up your Pumpkin Pie Recipe, make Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie. Smooth, decadent with a hint of caramel flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Allow to cool 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 162

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust unbaked 9 inch
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 14 ounces dulce de leche
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Place the pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan and crimp the edges of the pie crust.  Chill the pie crust while you are preparing the filling.
  • Beat together the pumpkin puree, dulce de leche, vanilla extract, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and eggs.
  • Pour into the pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake an additional 35-45 minutes until the pie filling is set around the outside of the pie (the center will still be slightly jiggly).
  • Cool on the baking rack until completely cooled (at least 2 hours). Slice and serve topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers covered for up to 5 days.  
If the crust is getting too brown while baking, cover the crust with aluminum foil halfway through the bake time to keep the crust from getting too brown.  
This pie can easily be made the night before serving it. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 162kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 5g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.004g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 297mg, Potassium 207mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 8404IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 77mg, Iron 2mg

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