Besides cooked meats, Pumpkin Pies are one of the only other food items in Minecraft that restore 4 Hunger Icons. It takes a bit of setup to make Pumpkin Pies sustainable, however, it can be a great food source.
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What You Need to Make Pumpkin Pie
The 3 ingredients that you’ll need for 1 Pumpkin Pie are 1 Pumpkin, 1 Sugar, and 1 Egg. First, on a Crafting Table, put the Pumpkin in the top-left corner. Next, place the Sugar to the right of the Pumpkin. Then, put the Egg under the Pumpkin and you’ll get 1 Pumpkin Pie from the right slot.
How to Get Pumpkins
Pumpkins can spawn in any biome with open areas that only have grassy Dirt blocks; albeit rarely. As such, this makes Plains biomes and those with a similar terrain generation to be the best places to spot wild Pumpkins. Alternatively, you can also find some Pumpkin patches instead of wheatfields in Taiga biome Villages. You can also find such crops in the Bedrock Edition’s Snowy Taiga biome Villages.
Furthermore, you can potentially loot Pumpkin Seeds from the Chests of Villages, Mineshafts, Dungeons, and Woodland Mansions. This will allow you to grow your own Pumpkins on a sustainable farm. This will help you set up a renewable source for the most difficult ingredient of Pumpkin Pie to acquire.
How to Get Sugar
You can get Sugar in a few different ways, however, farming Sugar Cane is the best method to get lots of Sugar. You can find Sugar Cane growing directly next to the water. This means that the shores of lakes and rivers are the best places to find this hardy plant. When you find some, be sure to plant a bunch of it on a plot of land near the water to get much more. Getting Sugar from Sugar Cane is as easy as putting Sugar Cane onto any kind of crafting grid. For every 1 piece of Sugar Cane, you will get 1 Sugar.
It’s also possible for you to turn Honey Bottles into Sugar—and even at a better conversion rate than Sugar Cane. For every 1 Honey Bottle you put onto any kind of crafting grid, you’ll get 3 Sugar. The better conversion ratio comes at a price, as you’ll need to perform a lot more steps to get Honey Bottles than to get Sugar Cane. You need to make Glass Bottles and harvest honey directly from Beehives, which you should first neutralize with Campfire smoke for safety.
How to Get Eggs
The most common way for you to get Eggs is to hang out with Chickens. Every 5 to 10 minutes, a Chicken will drop an Egg. With this in mind, setting up a Chicken farm can be a great method of obtaining many Eggs as well as other useful drops from them.
If you throw an Egg, you can potentially spawn a baby Chicken, which can be a way to grow your farm. However, you can also get chicks by breeding adult Chickens with seeds. Strangely, chicks born from breeding are spawned like other animals with no Egg involved. While this is just a mechanic based on gameplay simplicity, this fact may make you wonder “which came first: the Minecraft Chicken or the Egg?”.
Getting Pumpkin Pies Without Making Them
Besides crafting your own Pumpkin Pies, you can also get them in Villages. Firstly, you can trade 1 Emerald for 4 Pumpkin Pies when dealing with an Apprentice-level Farmer Villager. In the Bedrock Edition, these Villagers have a 50% chance of possessing this trade option. However, in the Java Edition, the odds are 66%.
You can also potentially find Pumpkin Pies in the Chests of Taiga biome Villages, albeit with odds around only 10% per Chest. Lastly, if you’re playing the Java Edition, Villagers may drop Pumpkin Pies for you if you have the Hero of the Village status effect from completing a raid.