I can’t believe how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching! I’m so excited to be hosting this year, and I’m always looking for creative ways to put a spin on food, especially desserts. Today I’m going to share how to take an ordinary pumpkin pie and turn it into what looks and tastes like a culinary masterpiece. You can do this with a homemade pie or store bought.
Here’s the secret, a biscuit cutter. Yep that’s all I used to cut these adorable pumpkin pie circles. Now, one thing I must warn you about is you need a biscuit or circle shaped cutter that’s deep enough for the pie. Also make sure there aren’t any kind of obstructions inside the cutter. I think this set I have from Amazon is perfect, it comes with a variety of shapes, and with prime shipping it will arrive quickly. I used the largest circle but I think smaller ones would be good too.
Make sure the pumpkin pie is COLD before you begin cutting.
Before you start cutting make sure you are just far enough into the pie to avoid the angled pie crust edge. After cutting, drizzle the pies with caramel topping, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It was an incredible winning combination! I think you could get creative too, maybe butterscotch, chocolate, or how about a cranberry sauce drizzled on?
The kids were amazed at how pretty these looked and I think your guests will be impressed too. Below are the simple steps.
1. Place the biscuit cutter away from the pie edge and press down. Make sure you push all the way into the pie crust, to make sure you’ve done this rotate it a few times making sure you feel you’ve reached the pan.
2. With a gentle almost wiggle motion just lift the biscuit cutter up and place directly to a serving platter or plate.
3. It might feel like it’s stuck, don’t panic, it’s not. Take a small piece of wax paper and gently press around the sides of the cutter on top of the pie. It should slide out and then just peel the wax paper off. We sprayed the inside of one cutter with Pam cooking spray and it made no difference.
4. Rinse the biscuit cutter and dry with a paper towel each time you start a new circle.
5. On a serving platter or individual plate drizzle with caramel sauce.
6. Once ready to serve, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
So are your wondering what do do with the pie scraps? Anything really, you can always snack on the leftover scraps, or get creative and make a pumpkin pie trifle or something. Wasn’t that simple? You’ll be looking like a gourmet kitchen star this Thanksgiving and it’s incredibly easy!
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