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What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin Pie (7 Awesome Ideas!)

What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin Pie (7 Awesome Ideas!)

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Nothing says “Fall” like pumpkin-based recipes, especially when it comes to desserts like pumpkin pies.

But here’s the problem, as soon as the festivities are over, we’re always left with piles of pumpkin pie leftovers.

Luckily, for you, there are plenty of ways to turn those slices into something new and delicious.

So, in today’s article, we’ll walk you through 7 great ideas on what to do with leftover pumpkin pie!

1 – Pumpkin Pie Truffle

Kicking off the list with a fancy and resourceful way to use your leftover pumpkin pie. Here’s how to turn your pie into a truffle:

  1. Place about 6 slices of pumpkin pie into a bowl and mix it up until well combined.
  2. Turn the combined pie into balls, and let them chill in the refrigerator for up to 60 minutes
  3. Melt a chocolate baking bar in a microwave (go for semi-sweet because the pie is already sweetened)
  4. Coat the pumpkin pie balls with the melted chocolate over a rack until they’re fully smooth. You can use toothpicks to hold the truffles meanwhile.
  5. Let the chocolate-coated truffles chill in the refrigerator for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Once the chocolate layer hardens, you can repeat the process to add other layers if you like, although one is usually good enough
  7. Drizzle some melted white chocolate to add contrast and flavor.
  8. Sprinkle some cinnamon and crushed Graham crackers to add texture and more flavor, then chill before serving.

2 – Pumpkin Pie Cookies

A lot of people like using pumpkin pie filling to make cookie dough, but do you know that you can also use pumpkin pies directly?

For this simple method, you’ll need the regular ingredients for making cookies, including butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, flour, and milk.

Here’s how to use pumpkin pie to make cookies :

  1. Put the leftover pumpkin pie in the food processor and mix on high until it turns into crumbs.
  2. Preheat the oven to 360 F (around 180 C), and line your oven trays/baking sheet with baking paper.
  3. Meanwhile, combine your cookie ingredients like you usually do, then fold in the pumpkin pie crumbs.
  4. Keep mixing the dough together until it’s thoroughly combined and ready for baking.
  5. Scoop around 2 tablespoons of the combined dough and place them over the baking sheet while leaving a decent space between them.
  6. Let the cookies bake for around until they’re golden brown, which is usually between 10 to 12 minutes.

3 – Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

This one is a very simple method to create a delicious drink, and it’s also ideal if you have a small number of pumpkin pie slices left.

Ideally, one regular-sized slice of pumpkin pie is enough to make one milkshake, so adjust the ingredients accordingly, Here’s how to do it:

  1. Bring a glass bowl, then add 1 slice of leftover pumpkin pie, 1/4 cup milk, 2 to 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  2. Blend the ingredients carefully until they’re combined.
  3. Once the mixture is combined, use an electric blender to turn it into a milkshake.
  4. Pour the pumpkin pie milkshake into a cup, then top it up with some whipped cream, and caramel or chocolate syrup drizzle.

4 – Pumpkin Pie S’mores

Another idea to consider if you have a small batch of pumpkin pie leftovers is to turn them into S’mores!

For this recipe, you’ll need 2 Hershey’s Chocolate bars and 10 Graham Cracker Squares for each slice of leftover pumpkin pie. Here’s how it goes:

  1. Mix the leftover pumpkin pie in a blender until it’s well combined, then cut the leftovers into S’more-sized square bites
  2. Place a chocolate square over one graham cracker, add a pumpkin pie square, and top it up with marshmallows, then put it on a grill.
  3. Close the grill and let the combination cook for about 1 to 3 minutes, but make sure that you check it periodically.
  4. Once the chocolate is melted and the marshmallow is all puffed up, take it out, and cover it with another Graham cracker, then enjoy it right away!

5 – Pumpkin Pie Trifle

If you’re looking for a method to make use of the pumpkin pie without additional cooking time, this method would be ideal for you.

Additionally, this recipe is also excellent for those who have very few pumpkin pie slices left as well as those who enjoy cold desserts in general.

Here’s how to prepare a delicious leftover pumpkin pie trifle:

  1. Take out the leftover pumpkin spices from the refrigerator, and cut them into small cubes. You can also blend it in the mixer and create small cubes if you like.
  2. Prepare the other ingredients of the trifle, which you can add or adjust as you like. (Popular additions include raspberry jelly, store-bought custard, chocolate chips, de-seeded berries, sliced strawberries, pomegranate seeds, etc.)
  3. Start by lining up the pumpkin pie at the bottom of a trifle cup and push them to the sides. Sprinkle some of the added ingredients in equal amounts.
  4. Add a layer of whipped cream, then continue adding layers of ingredients, and so on until you’re finished.
  5. Garnish the top with whole berries, and chill in the fridge before serving.

6 – Pumpkin Pie Sundae

This one is excellent for anyone who enjoys cold desserts and icecreams, and surprisingly, it’s much easier to make than you think!

Not only that, but you can also decorate it and garnish it any way you like!

If you want to know how to turn leftover pumpkin pie into a sundae, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Take out the leftover pumpkin spices from the refrigerator, and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Add 1 cup of granulated white sugar into a saucepan, and add only 2 to 3 tablespoons of water.
  3. Cook the mixture over high heat with occasional swirling (but don’t stir) until the syrup darkens, which should take around 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a small saucepan
  5. Cook for a few minutes over medium heat until the butter is fully melted, then take it off the heat.
  6. Slowly pour the butter/heavy cream mixture over the sugar syrup while whisking, and don’t worry about the bubbles.
  7. Add 1/4 tablespoon of fine sea salt to the mix, and continue whisking until the mixture is smooth, and make sure that the caramel mixture cools down completely.
  8. With everything ready, add a few leftover pumpkin pie cubes in a sundae glass, sliced fruits of your choice, and layer the ice cream on top of it, then add more cubes.
  9. Drizzle the fresh caramel sauce over the ice cream when you’re ready to serve.

7 – Pumpkin Pie Chocolate-Dipped Bites

This one is as simple as it gets, as it’ll only take you anywhere between 2 to 3 minutes to prepare. It’s also an excellent quick idea for small parties and gatherings!

Here’s how to prepare the dips:

  1. Simply start by cutting the chilled pumpkin pie into bite-sized cubes, or even better, combine the whole pie in a blender and then shape it into small cubes or balls.
  2. Chop a baking chocolate bar into small pieces and put them in a microwave-safe bowl, then blast them on high until they’re fully melted.
  3. Stick a toothpick into individual leftover pumpkin bites, and pour the melted chocolate into a dipping tray nearby.

Besides the plain dip, you can also use the previously mentioned caramel recipe and combine it with melted chocolate for extra-unique flavor!

Final Thoughts

This wraps it up for today’s guide that shows you what to do with leftover pumpkin pie. As you can notice, there are plenty of ways to enjoy pumpkin pies in a unique way after Thanksgiving!

The best part is, you’re not limited to solid food, as you can also turn the pumpkin pie slices into delicious milkshakes and exotic sundaes!

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