Smoke Roasted Pumpkin Pie


Chef Tom bakes up a smoke roasted pumpkin pie from scratch and includes some nice little details that will help you serve your best tasting, and best-looking, pumpkin pie ever.

Smoke Roasted Pumpkin Pie


For the Pie Dough:

  • 18 oz (4 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed, frozen
  • 28 oz pastry flour
  • 4 1/2 oz sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 tbsp) cold water
  • 1 egg white, beaten

For the Pumpkin Pie Filling:

  • 1 sugar/pie pumpkin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


To make the pie dough, combine the dry ingredients in a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the butter. Mix on low until the butter is broken down into pea-sized pieces. Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting until each egg is incorporated before adding the next. After the eggs are incorporated, add the cold water. Mix just until the dough comes together. Turn out onto a floured work surface. Press into a one-inch thick rectangle, without working the dough much. Wrap in plastic. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Divide in half. Freeze half for later use. Roll out the other half to 12” diameter. Place in a greased pie dish. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 425ºF.

Halve the pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on a parchment lined sheet pan. Roast until fork tender, about 1 hour. Turn the grill down to 375ºF. Remove the skin. Place the flesh in a food processor. Process until smooth. Chill.

Place a sheet of parchment paper over the pie dough, in the pie dish. Fill with dry beans to weigh down the dough. Bake at 375ºF until light gold in color, about 30 minutes. Remove from the grill. Turn the grill down to 325ºF. Remove the parchment and beans. Immediately brush with bottom and sides with the beaten egg white. Set aside.

Combine all pumpkin pie filling ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate. Pour the filling into the blind baked pie shell. Bake at 325ºF until the center jiggles, but is not liquid, and has reached an internal temperature of 175ºF, about 90-120 minutes. Remove from the grill. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator. Serve with whipped cream.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill


  1. roosterslayer
    November 8, 2017

    I love it. I already have some pumpkin filling that I roasted at lower temperature, trying to get a little more smoke to it. It took a while to get it soft enough to scoop out but I hope it’ll be ok. My plan was to bake some ginger snap cookies on my YS640, as I have before, and make a crust with those but your crust looks delicious. Either way, a holiday tradition with smoke and wood fired flavor infused, you can’t go wrong with that!!

    1. Tom Jackson
      November 8, 2017

      Ginger snap crust sounds fantastic, too! Thanks for watching!

  2. Mark Kuczora
    November 8, 2017

    Thank you chef! I like your choice of smoke for the pumpkin. Interesting it requires no seasoning prior to roasting. Maybe that would draw out to much liquid? Great tips on the egg white on the crust before adding pumpkin and essentially doubling the top edge of the crust. Thanks again!!

  3. Taylor Cavale
    November 22, 2017

    How many grams of pie would you say? (asking from France, don’t have sugar/pie pumpkins. Thanks!

  4. Jason Harris
    November 20, 2018

    Do you just smoke the pumpkins while they are roasting? Or do u also have smoke wood going while the pie is baking?

    Just don’t want to infuse too much smoke. The video looks like just smoke while the pumpkins are roasting…if someone would clarify it would be super helpful


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