Pumpkin pie is nothing, if not a reliable member of your Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you slave over your stove baking one from scratch, or you grab the giant one at Costco on your way to a family gathering, most people love a good ole’ fashioned piece of pumpkin pie to wash down all that turkey and stuffing. But what if you want to mix it up this year? What if crust, pumpkin pie filling and a dollop of whipped cream isn’t going to do it anymore? Well then, my friends, you’re in luck because we’ve found a bunch of seriously delicious and unique pumpkin pie recipes that are going to change your Thanksgiving dinner, and for the better.
1. Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
WHAT? Chocolate AND pumpkin together in one pie? SOLD. You’ll probably forget that pumpkin once flew solo after indulging in this perfectly paired pie. Homemade crust is topped with maple syrup-sweetened pumpkin puree, chocolate filling, and then more pumpkin. Swirl with a knife, bake, and try not to eat it in one sitting.
You’ll need to check out the entire recipe to make this for your family this year at HealthySeasonalRecipes.com.
2. Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping
This custard pie mixes all that’s right with Fall- apples, pumpkin and tons of spices to warm you right up! And that’s just not your garden variety streusel topping either, it’s made with pecans! If you’re looking to spice up your pumpkin pie this year, this is the recipe to do it.
Check out TidyMom.net for this recipe, and Cheryl’s other famous pumpkin pie recipe too!
3. Triple Layer Pumpkin Pudding Pie (NO BAKE!)
When you just don’t have room to put another thing in the oven this holiday, this Triple Layer Pumpkin Pudding Pie is here to save the day. It only takes 5 ingredients (all store bought) to whip up this creamy and simple dessert that can be made ahead of time. Finally, one less thing to worry about!
Check out how easy this recipe is at TogetherAsAFamily.com.
4. Turtle Pumpkin Pie
If you want to dress up your boring pumpkin pie without crafting an entirely new recipe, then you’ll love this Turtle Pumpkin Pie. It has all the makings of your classic pie, but it topped with caramel sauce, pecans and lots of fluffy whip. It’s simple enough to satisfy your Thanksgiving purists, while also appeasing to your foodies.
Get this easy peasy recipe at KraftRecipes.com.
5. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
Creamy pie lovers unite! This cream cheese pumpkin pie brings just the right amount of texture to pumpkin pie to firm it up, while still remaining creamy. I’ve heard that the reason most people don’t enjoy pumpkin pie, is because the texture just doesn’t sit well with them. Well this simple pie incorporates cream cheese into the filling and the gorgeous swirly topping, so it’s worth a try this year to get everyone on the pumpkin pie bandwagon!
Watch the full video of how this pie is made at AshleeMarie.com.
6. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Be still my heart! DARK CHOCOLATE? This ganache topping totally takes pumpkin pie to the next level. This pie has it all: cookie crust that’s simple to make, filling flavored with coffee creamer and a dark chocolate topping that is seriously to do for. Not to mention, it’s seriously beautiful.
You NEED this recipe in your life, so check out CookingLSL.com.
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