Do you like pumpkin pie and pie crust? Do you like candy? How about having fun with food?
I have got a treat for you …
This is candy on pie crust! Kind of looks like pumpkin pie … doesn’t it?
I don’t normally serve my pie with a candy pumpkin on top … since this isn’t really pumpkin pie … figured it was OK here. This is just a fun little treat … hope it puts a smile on your face :)
Add a few chocolate chips for those who like chocolate with pumpkin!Making faux pumpkin pie is easy peasy … let me show you how to make two Candy Pumpkin Pies …1. Supplies for 2 pies –
- 1 package (1 pound) of Vanilla CandiQuik (or candy melts)
- Orange Candy Coloring (oil based)
- 1 package of refrigerated pie crusts (2)
- 1/2 to 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Autumn Sixlets and candy pumpkins for garnish
2. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Follow package directions for oven temperatures and handling dough. Spread dough on prepared baking sheets. Prick the dough several times with a fork. Fold the dough edge up about 1/2″ and crimp or pinch the edge, just like making a real pie. Chill for a few minutes.
3. Bake according to package directions. Please notice the crust on the right … I didn’t chill it … the edges didn’t hold their shape as well at the crust on the left. Let the crusts cool.
4. Melt 3/4 of the package (12 ounces) of CandiQuick in a medium bowl (I used a 4 cup measuring cup). Add a few drops of orange candy coloring. Stir in 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips (until melted) and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice … taste it! Add more butterscotch chips and/or pumpkin pie spice if you like! We like the flavor of butterscotch and used the whole cup of chips with 1-1/2 teaspoons of spice. Spread candy mixture over the two pies crusts. Add a few chocolate chips if desired. Chill for just a couple of minutes, then let it sit at room temperature until it’s totally firmed up.
5. Warning - be patient!!! Look at the center of the candy … I wasn’t patient … the candy was not firmed up and I tried to cut it! Do not do this … learn from my mistakes! Sorry to sound so bossy … just trying to help ;)
6. No Photo … Wait for the candy to harden up and then wait five more minutes!
7. Cut the candy with the longest knife you own. Try not to use a sawing motion … just press down.
8. I cut each pie into 8 slices … cleaning off your knife between slices is helpful.
9. Melt the remaining 4 ounces of CandiQuick … this is the fake whipped cream for your fake pie. Add a small spoon of candy to each slice … let it sit a minute.
10. Add another little dollop of candy whipped cream on top of the first dollop … gives it a little dimension. Add candy garnish!
I ♥ your comments!
Thank you to Miss CandiQuick for supplying the vanilla coating! Thank you to SweetWorks for supplying the Sixlets!
♦ I share my stuff at these fun parties ♦