11 Pumpkin Pie Variations To Cover All Your Thanksgiving Needs
'Tis the season for everything pumpkin. From pumpkin picking adventures to grabbing PSLs (even if they don't have any actual pumpkin in them), pumpkin is an unavoidable ingredient this time of year. But what started the pumpkin love? Pumpkin pie, of course! You may not think there's any way to improve upon this Thanksgiving classic, but oh, just you wait.
Because what if you're growing tired of having pumpkin pie every year (if that's even possible)? Or maybe you've just had too much pumpkin this season to stomach any more. Not to worry — we've rounded up some new and intrepid variations on this beloved autumnal dessert that'll quickly reinstate your love for this Thanksgiving staple. Get ready to have your mind blown.
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Pumpkin Pie Espresso Bars
These espresso bars from Pastry Affair have an oatmeal almond crust to complement the smooth pumpkin pie center.
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Pumpkin Pie Latte
If you’d prefer to drink your pumpkin pie, this latte from 3 Pastries a Day is what you’re looking for. Sprinkle some graham crackers on top, and you have the perfect Thanksgiving drink.
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Pumpkin Pie Bites
These adorable pumpkin-shaped pie bites by Bakerella make the perfect appetizer for any fall-themed party.
Pumpkin Pie Biscotti
Looking for something with more texture this year? Try My Baking Addiction’s pumpkin biscotti with white chocolate drizzle on top.
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Paleo Pumpkin Mug Pie
This mug pie is perfect for those cozy nights in when you want pumpkin pie, but you don’t want to eat an entire pumpkin pie. Thanks, Cheeky Kitchen, for a pie variation that includes nuts and berries so I won’t feel bad about giving into those cravings.
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Deep-Fried Pumpkin Pie Wontons
This is not a drill: these pumpkin wontons from Savory Sweet Life will charm the pants off of your dinner party guests.
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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
Ever want to just eat pumpkin pie filling to your heart’s delight? Oh She Glows has, and you know you have too. This chia pudding makes it socially acceptable, and makes a great dessert. Plus, gingerbread cookies.
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Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dip
This dip from Jelly Toast is everything an appetizer should be. Combining two major players found on any Thanksgiving table (sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie), this is guaranteed to please. Especially with freshly picked apples.
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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
This Lick My Spoon cheesecake is the perfect dessert to mix things up when everyone else has opted to bring a pie this season.
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Take a summer dish and extend it into the autumn season by adding (you guessed it) pumpkin. If looks could kill… this cobbler from Taste and Tell would be locked up in maximum security by now.
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Pumpkin and Pecan Pie Pastry Braid
If you’re skilled enough to make this, for the love of God, please do. You will be MVP of the dessert table with this work of art from Willow Bird Baking.
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