It’s pretty indisputable that pumpkin pie is one of the most iconic, classic desserts, and even recipes, of Thanksgiving. And while sometimes we can’t get enough of a simple pie with some whipped cream on top, we also love finding out some tasty and unique ways to eat pumpkin pie. After all, we always love a little creativity in the kitchen, and Thanksgiving is the best time to have fun with your food.
In case of a kitchen emergency, it’s good to have an easy, classic pumpkin pie recipe in your baking arsenal. But since we will never tire of pumpkin recipes all autumn long, we are looking beyond just ordinary Thanksgiving pie recipes. We’re talking untraditional here, people. And it’s more delicious than you could imagine. Think pumpkin pie dip, pumpkin pie fries, and plenty of other incredible takes on this favorite dessert.
Be sure that you have plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree in your home, and get ready for some delicious new holiday favorites. Now is the time for pumpkin pie, so you might as well eat it in as many ways as possible. These 15 recipes won’t disappoint — so get baking and enjoy these seasonal desserts.
1. Petite Pumpkin Pies
Even after a huge meal, you'll totally be able to stomach at least one of A Beautiful Mess' pretty petite pies.
2. Skinny Pumpkin Pie Dip
Looking for an appetizer? Have dessert before dinner with the help of Averie Cooks' dip.
3. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Alternatively, if you want something frosty to top off your meal, give A Cozy Kitchen's sippable milkshake a go.
4. Cinnamon Sugar Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
Make this breakfast by Half Baked Harvest ahead of time, and enjoy it while you're still in your pajamas Thanksgiving morning.
5. Pumpkin Cream Pie
If you always end up putting too much whipped cream on your pumpkin pie, then A Spicy Perspective's pumpkin cream pie is the choice for you.
6. Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bar
These oatmeal crumb bars by Brown Eyed Baker are a sweet way to enjoy pureed pumpkin.
7. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
You don't have to choose between cheesecake and pumpkin pie: Averie Cooks proves that you can have the best of both worlds.
8. Pumpkin Pie in Jars
No crust, no problem. A Beautiful Mess' jarred pumpkin pies are easy to serve, and fun to eat.
9. Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies
Flaky pastry helps A Spicy Perspective to make the easiest little pumpkin pies ever.
10. Pumpkin Pie Bites
Bakerella shows that a little chocolate goes a long way with these pumpkin bites.
11. Deep-Fried Pumpkin Pie Wontons
Yes, Savory Sweet Life just went there. Fried dough and pumpkin are a match made in decadent heaven.
12. Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bars
Joy the Baker's pumpkin bars make a simple dessert, but they taste just as good after Thanksgiving as a snack or easy breakfast.
13. Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Squares
Even if you have dietary restrictions, you can still enjoy perfectly creamy pumpkin pie thanks to Oh She Glows.
14. Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake
Pro tip: when serving a crowd, opt for Mel's Kitchen Cafe's sheet cake in lieu of a traditional pie to make serving easier.
15. Pumpkin Pie Fries
If your favorite part of pumpkin pie is the crust, then House of Yumm's pumpkin pie fries are made for you.
For more Thanksgiving ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (2); A Beautiful Mess (2); Averie Cooks (2); A Cozy Kitchen; Half Baked Harvest; A Spicy Perspective (2); Brown Eyed Baker; Bakerella; Savory Sweet Life; Joy the Baker; Oh She Glows; House of Yumm