Libby’s Classic Pumpkin Pie: Deconstructed into 6 New Pie Recipes

Pumpkin Bourbon Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie, a holiday tradition. Whether you like the classic version or a slightly more flavorful version (the addition of bourbon makes this the favorite for my family), it’s just not the holidays without a pumpkin pie of some kind.

This year, we’ve asked 6 bloggers to help us deconstruct and reinvent pumpkin pie, and create 6 totally new ways to make it. You’ve probably seen Bravo’s Top Chef where contestants are often asked to take whatever ingredients are given to them and create something delicious and spectacular out of it. I do this best with the remnants in my fridge, especially after a party. Well, we’re throwing classic pumpkin pie fixings at our bloggers, and you’re going to like what they’ve cooked up.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake recipe

Or baked up in Jessica’s case, from How Sweet It Is, who created the 6-layer Pumpkin Pie Spice cake above (plus another layer cake with more chocolate!):

  • Cake #1 = 2 layers each of peanut butter cake, crunchy cinnamon apple cake and spiced pumpkin cake, each layer sandwiched by a layer of cinnamon sugar butter cream
  • Cake #2 = a center layer of pumpkin spice cheesecake, enveloped by chocolate fudge cake with the outermost layers being peanut butter cake, concealed in a thick layer of dark chocolate fudge chip frosting

Cinnamon Crêpes with Pumpkin Mousse & Graham Crust Crumble recipe

Kelly from Evil Shenanigans created a lighter, elegant pumpkin dessert with the Cinnamon Crêpes with Pumpkin Mousse & Graham Crust Crumble above, something even the pickiest in-laws will love.

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles recipe

Or maybe you don’t especially like pumpkin pie (I know there are some of you out there), and maybe you’d like a refreshing twist like Pumpkin Pie Popsicles above from Damaris’ Kitchen Corners. These are so unique; I love how creamy they look, and also easy to make!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pizza Pie recipe

Another twist on the original is Knuckle Salad‘s Pumpkin Ice Cream Pizza Pie above, which Kristina re-creates from her childhood memories of ice creams shop goodies and tough love.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding recipe

Looking for something delicious, crustless and gluten-free? Then, the Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding recipe above created In Erika’s Kitchen is for you.

Pumpkin Crème Brulée recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love crème brulée, and I love Julie’s (aka Mommie Cooks) Pumpkin Crème Brulée above, although I think I would have loved her pumpkin hand pies and whoopie pies too.

So this holiday season, we hope you’ll be inspired to deconstruct your own pumpkin pie and try something new. It not, there’s always the classic version…and the slightly more tipsy one too.



  1. Posted November 15, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    It was so much fun coming up with pumpkin pie alternatives! We are looking forward to trying several of these on our holiday table.

  2. Posted November 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What beautiful recipes and great ideas!

    • Posted November 19, 2010 at 8:37 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Heather! I agree! I really liked all of the recipes and the bloggers took such beautiful pictures of them! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family!

  3. Posted November 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a fun post of round ups! Timely. I’m tweeting this right now for all the folks who are planning their Thanksgiving dinners.

    • Posted November 19, 2010 at 8:43 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Damaris! I am so happy you participated in Kitchen Play. Love your popsicle recipe!!

  4. Posted November 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love how gorgeous those popsicles are!

    • Posted November 19, 2010 at 8:40 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Kristina,
      Damaris is quite the photographer! Agree, her popsicles are gorgeous!

  5. Posted November 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love the creativity here! We love pumpkin pie and the crepes, rice pudding, and creme brulee are definitely making appearances around here!

    • Posted November 19, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink | Reply

      We loved the creativity too! The bloggers did a great job thinking out of the box! I just checked out your blog…oh my, those mini cheesecakes are calling my name!

  6. Posted November 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I think I can try some of the recipe by tomorrow. I should prepare my harvested pumpkins from our veggie garden. This is perfect for our family reunion party. Thanks for sharing this recipes.

  7. Posted December 6, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    I want some of this for our Christmas eve. I think I should better practice doing this since I am not a good baker. LOL. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  8. elvie
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i wish i can cook and bake some of the delicious recipe like that but i tray some of it….mybe most i like it is for christmas food to cook.

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  1. […] of buying something premade, I used this recipe for cinnamon butter cream frosting (from one of our Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Deconstructed bloggers), halving the recipe and replacing the cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of peppermint […]

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