Cinnamon Pie

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Holiday pies are something I look forward to each and every year. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, chocolate pie… I seriously cannot get enough of them!

However this year I wanted to try a new (at least new to me) pie variety.

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I was recently listening to an old Paul Simon album and stopped in my tracked with a heard the line “She was baking a Cinnamon Pie” in the song Hurricane Eye.

Cinnamon Pie? Never heard of it.

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Don’t get me wrong… I’ve eaten more than my fair share of cinnamon rolls, cinnamon cookies, cinnamon cake, cinnamon cornbread, and cinnamon bread over the years. Yet had never ever tried Cinnamon Pie.

Paul Simon, challenge accepted!

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After hunting down multiple recipes I noticed quite a large discrepancy in what is considered a Cinnamon Pie. Some were gooey and gelatinous. Some were like a cinnamon cake baked inside a pie crust. Some were double crusted. Some were chunky.

There didn’t seem to be a set standard.

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The recipes that stood out to me as the most appealing were the smooth creamy Cinnamon Pie recipes.

So I made notes on the the best elements of each recipe, and set off the create my variation of Cinnamon Pie.

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Today’s recipe is my version of Cinnamon Pie. The filling is light and silky with a strong cinnamon essence and a touch of nutmeg to offset the flavor.

It’s divine. Truly.

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It’s the perfect finish to a holiday family feast.

Spoon a dollop of whipped cream over the top and you have a new annual tradition. Cinnamon Pie is a treat your family will ask for again again!

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Cinnamon Pie

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Absolutely the Best Cinnamon Pie Recipe! Perfect creamy cinnamon filling baked into a golden crust. Cinnamon Pie is the perfect dessert for holiday meals.
Servings: 8 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 19.9%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 11.6%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll and fit a pie crust into a standard 9 inch pie dish. Crimp the edges and place the pie crust in the refrigerator.

  2. Place the cream cheese and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat of high until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl with a spatula, then beat in the eggs. Scrape the bowl again, then set the mixer on low and mix in cream, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg until very smooth.

  3. Pour the cinnamon filling into the prepared pie pan. Bake for 35 minutes, until the center seems set when jiggled, but not totally firm. Bake another 5 minutes if needed. Cool completely. Cover and chill.
  4. Take out of the refrigerator 1 hour before serving. Dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar. Cut and serve with whipped cream if desired.

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111 comments on “Cinnamon Pie

  1. Rosieposted December 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm Reply

    Just wondering what 1/2 cup applesauce added would do to the flavor of this pie?

  2. Carrieposted December 11, 2018 at 10:43 pm Reply

    I doubled the recipeto make 2 pies but I actually have enough for 3. Can I refrigerate the leftover batter until I can get another pie crust tomorrow or is that a no no? I guess my frozen pie crusts werent that deep…

  3. Susanposted December 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer, Your recipes look delicious! I live in the part of Ohio (known to be the lower foothills of the Appalachian Mountains area). I am planning on making this for a Holiday Work Place Dinner (that is 30 minutes away). Could you double this recipe to make two pies? I have a lot of baking to do & was wondering if can I make this a day or two ahead of the party? If, so, how will I store it? Thank you & have a Merry Christmas & New Year!!

    • Sommer Collierposted December 6, 2018 at 6:40 am Reply

      Hi Susan!

      Yes, you can definitely double the recipe and bake the pies a day or two ahead. Keep them refrigerated until you pack them in the car. *Just be sure to cream the cream cheese filling well, and beat on high again after adding the flour to make sure there are no clumps. When you double recipes, sometimes clumping is a bit more of an issue.

      • Susanposted December 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

        S.O.S.! I “need your help”!

        I am making two (doubling the recipe) for a Late Morning Work Christmas Lunch tomorrow (Monday).

        Last night I done a “test pie”. This morning around 9 a.m. I had my husband try it. He said “It’s terrible! It’s way too hot & salty!”

        I used the amounts for one pie 3 – 1/2 Tbsp of McCormicks Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of BADIA Ground Nutmeg & I used 1 tsp Morton’s Iodized Salt. I only have that & Morton Course Kosher Salt. Do I need to lessen the amount of these ingredients? If so, how muchwould I use? I will be doubling this recipe.

        Thank you!

        Desperately, waiting for you answer! I have to make them by tonight!

  4. Tami Smithposted November 23, 2018 at 12:01 am Reply

    I brought this to our Thanksgiving dinner today. It was absolutely marvelous. Everyone raved about how delicious it was. They said it was definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing this amazing pie.

    Rating: 5
  5. Steve-Oposted November 22, 2018 at 10:36 am Reply

    Your batter looks a tad thicker than mine any ideas

  6. Traceyposted November 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm Reply

    A whole teaspoon of salt?? That seems like a lot for a dessert! Is that the correct amount? …I’m making this for Thanksgiving, but now I’m nervous! 

    • Lydiaposted November 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply

      It does seem like a lot, but many cake recipes I use also call for a teaspoon of salt. It doesn’t make the dessert salty, it just helps to bring out the flavor.

    • Sommer Collierposted November 22, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply

      Hi Tracey,

      1 teaspoon is right. When making something this rich and sweet, you need a little extra salt to balance it. Happy Baking!

  7. Lydiaposted November 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm Reply

    This takes me back to the first thing I ever cooked without a recipe: Cinnamon “Pie.” I was about five or six, and it was definitely a cake, not a pie, but I insisted. However, it wasn’t really a cake either, but more like cinnamon flavored rubber that I forced my siblings to choke down. I look forward to trying this recipe out, and I’m sure it’ll be much better than my version!

  8. Maryposted November 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm Reply

    I bought a graham cracker crust to make this today. I notice the recipe suggests an unbaked crust, but…
    Will the graham burn if I bake it this way?

    • Cale Hensleyposted November 21, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

      I made mine w Graham cracker as well. It makes more sense to me.

    • Sommer Collierposted November 22, 2018 at 8:52 am Reply

      Hi Mary,

      It should be ok, but maybe wrap the edges of the crust in strips of foil to protect them from turning too dark.

  9. Allyposted November 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm Reply

    If I bake this tonight will it be ok for thanksgiving

    • Sommer Collierposted November 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm Reply

      Hi Ally,

      Yes! Just refrigerate it the next couple days. :)

  10. Erika Ritterposted November 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Would this be better to freeze before baking or after? I’m trying to make all my desserts the day before (or two days) so I can just reheat them while we are eating.

  11. Aliciaposted November 18, 2018 at 9:49 am Reply

    Do you cook the pie crust first? Or Use raw pie crust. First time making a pie, and I bought store bought pie crust.

    • Sommer Collierposted November 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm Reply

      Hi Alicia,

      For this pie you pour the filling into an unbaked crust and bake it all at the same time. Happy Baking!

  12. Carlyposted November 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm Reply

    This recipe looks amazing! Could you add some cocoa powder to make it a chocolate cinnamon pie?

    • Sommer Collierposted November 18, 2018 at 9:35 pm Reply

      Hi Carly,

      Absolutely! Just don’t go overboard, or you will end up with a grainy texture. ;)

      Let me know how it turns out!

  13. Lindaposted November 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm Reply

    This looks amazing! I love cinnamon flavored desserts. Thank you for sharing. I have to give this a try!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

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  15. Renee Eltonposted November 8, 2018 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I was just watching Psych S5E12 “Duel Spires” in which Shawn and Gus go to a Cinnamon Festival. They are served cinnamon pie that looks a lot like pumpkin pie and it made me want to try it.  I’m really excited to find your recipe- it looks just like the one in the show!  I can’t wait to surprise the family with a new dessert this Thanksgiving.  Thank you! 

    • Sommer Collierposted November 10, 2018 at 1:33 am Reply

      LOL! I love it. Let me know what you think! :)

    • Sarah Lposted November 19, 2018 at 1:00 am Reply

      I just watched that episode too and came looking for cinnamon pie recipes! I’ve got all my ingredients ready for Thursday!

    • Alana Thibaultposted November 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply

      That’s exactly why I’m here 😂

    • Cale Hensleyposted November 21, 2018 at 10:28 pm Reply

      Same. I was binging psych again for the first time in a few years. Started looking and found this recipe that does, indeed, look just like the Psych pies. I’ve had this tab open on my cell phone for a couple of months as I waited for Thanksgiving. Just pulled mine out of the oven.

    • Smith Familyposted November 22, 2018 at 10:18 am Reply

      Ditto here! Had this bookmarked for Thanksgiving ever since.

  16. Julieposted October 29, 2018 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Hi. This recipe looks amazing!!! I printed it out and noticed the nutritional info: 2975 kcal for 1 slice??? Is anything THAT good? BwAhahahA! I’m still gonna make it!!

    • Candiposted October 29, 2018 at 8:27 pm Reply

      Holy moly till I saw your comment I saw it but didn’t see the per slice this pie has to be amazing. 

    • Sommer Collierposted October 30, 2018 at 9:50 pm Reply

      Oh dear! Let me double-check that Julie.

  17. Heatherposted October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Can the heavy cream be subed with something else? I’m lactose intolerant.

    • Sommer Collierposted October 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Hi Heather!

      You could try thick canned coconut milk. I’ve not made it this way myself, but I think it would work.

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  19. Ann prescottposted October 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm Reply

    This pie is awesome! It’s a great Fall desert.

    Rating: 5
  20. Renaeposted September 17, 2018 at 11:02 pm Reply

    How could you alter this to add pumpkin pie filling to this recipe?

  21. Debbieposted September 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply

    This picture is right out of the oven. Topped it with whipped cream when cooled. This is delicious, definitely a keeper.

    Rating: 5
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  23. Heatherposted July 28, 2018 at 10:29 pm Reply

    The recipe sounds delicious. Haven’t tried it yet, but thought you should know that you have a little typo. The word your looking for in step 3 is jiggled. A giggle is a laugh! Though, I’d love to see a giggling pie! Thanks for the recipe – I’m looking forward to trying it.

    • Sommer Collierposted July 29, 2018 at 10:35 pm Reply

      LOL! Thanks Heather. Our posts are proofed by 2-3 people and we still miss things sometimes. :)