Try Something Different This Thanksgiving… The “Un-Pie!”

Content provided by our partner Lisa Porada, Chocolate Carousel ~

Every year the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes several mouth-watering desserts. One of the top choices is always pumpkin pie alongside apple pie and cookies. Sometimes we just want to add some fun to the traditions and I have a new spin called the “un-pie.” 

What’s an “un-pie” you ask? We’ve taken the delicious insides of a pie and created a crustless treat you eat like a decadent muffin!

Your guests will be pleasantly surprised at how moist and delicious the “un-pie” is. I’m pretty sure they won’t even notice the crust is missing! The best part is that these are super easy to make ahead of time and I’m pretty sure everyone will want this recipe!

This dessert is baked in a muffin tin because they don’t have a crust. You’ll need to put paper baking cups into the muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350*

Un-Pie Pumpkin Recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

2/3rd C flour

1tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

¼ tsp Baking Soda

¼ tsp Baking Powder

Pinch Salt

1 ⅓ C Sugar

Place sugar in a separate bowl and mix the other dry ingredients together, set aside.

Wet Ingredients:

15 oz Can Pumpkin Puree (not seasoned)

¾ C Evaporated Milk

2 Eggs

1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract


Whisk the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the sugar. Once thoroughly mixed,

Add in the dry ingredients. Use an ice cream scoop to pour evenly into the muffin tin.

Bake for 30 minutes.

These don’t rise much and once completely cooled, top off with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie spice.

I guarantee my delicious pumpkin “un-pie” dessert will become a new holiday favorite!

You can’t do it all.  Specialty bakeshops like Chocolate Carousel use fresh ingredients and bake in small batches.  Perfect for your holiday baking needs!  Whether you order all your sweet treats or supplement your own baking with some of ours, we are a great resource for our customers.  Stop in to check out some of our homemade specialties and enjoy this baking season!

Chocolate Carousel is widely known for its beautiful and delicious cake creations, creative design concepts and exceptional quality and service.  Chocolate Carousel has received a number of local and national awards for its work and philanthropy.

Lisa Porada is the owner and executive pastry chef at Chocolate Carousel in Wall, NJ.