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Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

This is one of those, “why has no one has ever thought of this before?” moments. You’d think replacing graham crackers in typical a pumpkin pie crust with amaretti cookies would be common practice. I mean seriously, why isn’t this a thing?

Well, it is now.

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

This unique combo was inspired by one of Jeni’s seasonal ice cream flavors. One bite of her Butternut Pumpkin with Amaretti Cookies (a brilliant combination, I might add) and I knew I had this year’s pumpkin pie in the bag.

Sure, it took me a few tries to get it right (turns out amaretti cookies cannot be substituted directly for graham crackers) but the result is one damn fine pie. Not to be confused with plain ass pie (Taylor’s typical request). I have, however, finally figured out a way around his requests for plain pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving: just make two pans of pumpkin bars and three pumpkin pies in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. By the time the actual day arrives he’ll be so tired of pumpkin pie he’ll let you make WHATEVER you what.

My brain gears are working overtime trying to think of what unusual pie I’m going to make for dessert on Thursday. Suggestions welcome, what non-traditional pie do you like to serve on Thanksgiving?

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