When I was thinking about ideas for Thanksgiving recipes, I thought it would be fun to add a festive decoration to one of the store bought pumpkin pies. I decided I wanted to create a
Decorated Pumpkin Pie
8″-10″ store bought or homemade pumpkin pie
pie dough (store bought or homemade – you’ll need enough to make an 8″ crust)
egg wash (one egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water)
colored sanding sugars – orange, yellow, and red
dark brown sugar or brown sanding sugar
2 candy eyes (or use pie dough and a black food marker or mini chocolate chips)
optional: whipped cream
Special Equipment Needed:
egg cookie cutter and/or a knife (I used a 2 3/4″ tall egg cutter)*
round cookie cutter (I used a 2 1/2″ round cutter)*
parchment paper (or Silpat) lined baking sheet
*This will make a turkey that will fit an 8″, 9″ or 10″ pie. I used a 10″ pie, so I had room to add a whipped cream border. You can vary the size of your turkey to fit your needs.
Allow the pie crust turkey to cool completely then add it to the center of your pumpkin pie. You can leave your pie like the one pictured above, or you can pipe on a border of whipped cream. Serve and enjoy.