5 Simple Hacks to Upgrade Storebought Pumpkin Pie

Dress up your Thanksgiving with 5 totally easy ways to change up your Pumpkin Pie.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means that there will be millions of pumpkin pies made across America.  I am pretty sure almost all of them will be topped with whipped cream–and that’s it.  Boring!

Why not up your game, and impress your holiday guests this year.  I am here to show you 5 different ways you can instantly dress up your pumpkin pie.  Create gourmet-inspired treats with just a few simple topping combos. Or turn it into a party! To create a “Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bar”, set out all the toppings in colorful Good Cook OvenFresh Stoneware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set and invite guests to make their own unique pumpkin pie combinations. Just gather all the toppings mentioned below and let everyone’s imaginations go wild! They’ll love customizing their own creations and you’ll love sitting back and relaxing, knowing that dessert is done!

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Ready for these 5 fun and simple gourmet-inspired pumpkin pie hacks? Let’s start out easy….

1. Cookies N’ Cream Pumpkin Pie

Seriously, the only thing you do differently here is add a few crushed Oreo’s.  I mixed in a few with my whipped cream, and also crumbled a few over the top.  Couldn’t be any easier!  And when is adding Oreo’s not a good idea?!

pp oreo

Ok, now that you are getting the idea we can get a little more complicated. 

2. Better than Anything Pumpkin Pie

A slice of pumpkin pie that is topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel and toffee bits.  Yep.  That famous combination for a cake is now on your pumpkin pie. 

Better than Anything Pumpkin Pie

Next up….

3. Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Traditionally I hear of a turtle ice cream sundae, but why not pumpkin pie?  Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, and pecans.  Pecan pie is another must around the holidays, so why not just top your pumpkin pie with them.

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

This is starting to get kind of fun, isn’t it!

Now for my favorite. 

4. S’mores Pumpkin Pie

S’mores anything is a hit right now, so you know your friends and family are going to like this one.  I just topped the pumpkin pie with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and chocolate.  Chocolate in two forms, because you can never get enough.  A little drizzle of chocolate sauce, and broke candy pieces as well.  Talk about a hit!

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

No last, but not least (because I am sure you can come up with a few more ideas for your own table)….

5. Salted Caramel Pretzel Pumpkin Pie

A slice of pumpkin pie that is drizzled with caramel, crushed pretzel pieces, and then sprinkled with coarse sea salt.  Sweet, Salty, Creamy, and Delicious!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Pumpkin Pie

I hope I have inspired you to come up with some of your own pumpkin pie hacks this holiday season.  It is super easy to do, and will definitely impress all of your holiday guests.

Find more recipes from Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

5 Instant Hacks for Pumpkin Pie

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