Canadian Thanksgiving is pretty darn close, meaning just about everyone is getting their bellies ready to munch out on some turkey, stuffing, and all the other seasonal classics. But the star of the Thanksgiving show (at least when it comes to dessert) is easily pumpkin pie, the classic autumn pie just about everyone loves.
The flavours of pumpkin pie have become a staple of the fall season, perhaps better known as “pumpkin spice.” And since you can find just about everything pumpkin spice flavoured, why not give a new kind of pumpkin pie a whirl this Thanksgiving? Making the same old pie is no fun; so why not try out one of these inventive recipes for a change on conventional pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Bite-sized pumpkin pie anyone? These snackable treats give you all the delicious flavours of a pumpkin pie without nearly as much work (read: making the crust) with an added fluffy texture. Perhaps best of all, the whipped cream is already in the centre!
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Pumpkin Pie Fluff
Worlds collide in this marshmallow-pie-dip fusion which takes the classic dessert into an entirely new form. Never limit your pumpkin pie intake with this dessert dip, as you can pretty much put it on anything, and (for the pumpkin pie addicts) take it anywhere!
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Pumpkin Pie Liqueur
If there’s one fact about large family gatherings like Thanksgiving, it’s that you’re going to need a drink or two to get you through the whole shebang. Thankfully, you can quench your thirst for libations and pumpkin pie at the same time with this inventive vodka-based liqueur.
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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy frozen treats. A good bowl of ice cream or popsicle is still wildly enjoyable during the coldest of months, but before it gets that frigid outside, try out these pumpkin pie popsicles. Entirely dairy-free, these are the perfect fall treat.
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Pumpkin Pie Chimichangas
Okay, now we’re really venturing into new pumpkin pie territory. Deep-fried and altogether delicious, the pumpkin pie chimichanga may not have been the first thing you think of when you’re in the mood for a fall dessert, but one bite will have you hooked.
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Pumpkin Pie Egg Rolls
Think of these little guys as miniaturised (and dip-able!) pumpkin pies. With the wanton wrapper acting as the crust, and both a pumpkin and whipped cream mixture tucked inside, you won’t even miss the classic pie format.
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Pumpkin Pie Waffle Cake
Yet another triple-threat dessert to make this list, the Pumpkin Pie Waffle Cake is everything you love about each individual dessert (waffles, cake, and pie) in one delicious form. Plus, since waffles are the main aspect of the treat, you can acceptably eat it for breakfast!
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Pumpkin Boston Cream Pie
Even other classic desserts need a switch-up from time to time, and the classic flavours of pumpkin and fall spices add a delicious new element to the traditional Boston cream pie. Sure, dessert-purists may get a little miffed at the idea of messing with two time-honoured pies at the same time, but give them one bite of this creation and they’ll definitely stop complaining.
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Maple Bacon Pumpkin Tart
Everything is better with bacon, including pumpkin pie. Using the incredibly dessert-friendly addition of maple bacon, this tart is autumn indulgence at its finest. You’ll wow your family and friends this Thanksgiving if you serve this dessert that’s both a feast for the eyes and the tongue.
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