Pumpkin pie is an iconic Thanksgiving dessert. It has a soft, sweet filling that’s surrounded by a flaky golden crust. If you follow the directions on the back of the pumpkin can, your pumpkin pie probably needs a makeover.
Pinterest has inspired us to add these easy desserts to our Thanksgiving menu, and you should consider them when planning out your perfect dinner this year. Even though Thanksgiving is all about tradition, there’s nothing wrong with switching it up a little bit. These pumpkin pie-ideas will surprise your guests, but still leave them with the pumpkin pie flavors everyone craves on Thanksgiving.
Individual Pumpkin Pies
Traditional pumpkin pie is a staple at any Thanksgiving dinner, but one large pumpkin pie tends to crumble and get messy really fast. Instead of baking one big pie, we recommend making individual pies using a muffin tin for each of your guests to enjoy. Top off with pie crust cutouts of leaves or pumpkins for cute pumpkin pie décor.
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Serving no-bake desserts in a jar is an easy and super cute way to serve up an incredibly gorgeous dessert. Just layer an eggless pumpkin pie filling with a cream cheese frosting or mousse, and add a layer of crumbled graham cracker and gingersnap cookies to a mason jar for an awesome dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
Making your own pop tarts is an adorable way to celebrate fall for breakfast. Just smear your pie filling between two rectangles of flaky dough crust. Be careful not to overfill your pop tart with too much pumpkin filling. Bake your pop tarts until golden brown. Then, use homemade vanilla frosting to decorate the top. You can even add some pumpkin sprinkles for a fun fall look.