pumpkin pie with matcha pie crust recipe for holidays

Holiday Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Matcha Crust

The season for holiday festivities has already begun! If you’re looking for the perfect dessert to stand out from all the Christmas goodies, our humble pumpkin pie with matcha crust is sure to win everyone’s hearts (and stomachs) this season. 

pumpkin pie with macha crust recipe

Do matcha and pumpkin go well together?

Yes, it’s most definitely a match-a! With the western fall tasting notes and our high quality Japanese matcha green tea powder, this pumpkin pie and matcha crust create a delicious symphony of flavors that bring so much warmth and satisfaction to any holiday spread. 

With matcha’s unique umami flavor on the buttery crust, and the sweet and savory pumpkin pie filling, there’s a play on so many textures, flavor profiles, and overall character! It’s such a playful dessert to eat, and an easy recipe to follow. 

Best pumpkin pie recipe

There are a lot of great classic pumpkin pie recipes out there! But this one takes the cake–rather, pie–for the best one we’ve tried so far. From the simple baking process to the balance and harmony of ingredients, everything about this makes sense.

The pumpkin pie filling has such a luscious and creamy texture, while the matcha green tea crust has a certain bittersweet firmness that holds and brings everything together. And by simply looking at the vibrant green and yellow of the elements peaks the interest of all the curious eaters. It creates an overall pleasant experience from start to finish with this pumpkin pie and matcha crust treat. 

Matcha Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tsp matcha

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ cup cold butter

  • 4 tbsp cold water

Pumpkin Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 can of 15 oz pumpkin puree

  • 1 can of 14 oz condensed milk

  • 1 whole egg

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice

Directions to make your vegan matcha pumpkin pie:

Recipe for matcha pie crust:

  1. Sift and combine all of the dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add in the cold water then mix.
  4. Roll into a 12-inch circle and transfer into a 9-inch pie plate. 
  5. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes.
matcha crust pie with pumpkin filling recipe

Recipe for pumpkin filling:

  1. Combine all ingredients and transfer into a saucepan.
  2. Cook the mixture until just warm.
  3. Sieve and transfer into a bowl pie crust.
  4. Bake at 345 F for 25-30 minutes. 



More holiday matcha recipes

We know matcha powder elevates so many dishes or beverages, but when it comes to holiday recipes, they’re sure to brighten up the palate even more. We’ve got loads of delicious matcha holiday recipes you can try making this holiday season. You definitely won’t run out of fun in the kitchen and around your family and friends: