We’re about halfway through this fall season which means there’s only a limited amount of time left to enjoy all the pumpkin things. Popeyes knows what’s what with their new Spiced Pumpkin ‘N Cream Cheese Pies.
The pies might remind of you some other famous handheld pies also available in pumpkin, but don’t be fooled. These pies are deep-fried, not baked, because that’s how to do things proper in the south. These Hot Pocket dessert-looking pies are filled with cream cheese and spiced pumpkin filling, nestled in a crispy, flaky pie crust. Drool.
Available for a buck, these pies won’t break the bank, but they won’t be available for long, so check your local Popeyes while you have time.
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Forty Chinese chefs came together to collaborate on the enormous endeavor of creating a giant pumpkin pie, reports Shanghaiist. The chefs prepped and mixed ingredients for the giant 1,893-pound pie in Changsha, China, then assembled the final dessert using a crane. It was that big.
Ingredients like dates and raisins were thrown into the pumpkin mix along with a decent amount of sugar to form the filling for the pie. It topped off at nearly 14 feet in diameter. Because there was so much food to fill the crust, a crane was brought in to pour, as well as spread, the material into the giant pan.
The pie as a whole, however, only took thirty minutes to bake.
Unfortunately, the giant pie fell short of setting a Guinness World Record. The world’s largest pie came from Ohio, weighing in at 3,699 pounds. On the upside, portions of the giant pumpkin pie were donated to a local children’s center.
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With Thanksgiving coming up and pumpkin products filling up every fast food menu, McDonald’s is returning a fan-favorite, the Pumpkin Pie, to their restaurants. A pumpkin-flavored pie? Now this pumpkin thing has really jumped the shark. Next thing you know, they’ll come up with something ridiculous like a burger made with ramen noodles.
McDonald’s is known for their turnover-esque pies, each with a different filling and a cinnamon-sugar pastry. At 240 calories, the Pumpkin Pies are sold for around 89 cents each. They’ll be available presumably through the end of the Thanksgiving holiday at select McDonald’s stores. Prices, however, may vary depending on location.
Looking forward to it as the pumpkin is one of their better promotional pies. Sorry, cherry.
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You know that whole saying about having your cake and eating it too? Well, this bakery lets you have your cake and some pie too, because why the hell shouldn’t you enjoy both? Based in Texas, the Three Brothers Bakery has birthed the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving Turducken, the Pumpecapple Piecake. Yes, it all sounds like nonsense, but let’s break this frakencake down layer by layer.
The piecake’s premise is simple, yet genius. Each cake layer is its own flavor baked with a complemental pie which gives each cake a sweet balance that’s good on its own, but even better together. Three Brothers bakes up all their pies first so they can drop them into each cake prior to baking, but in order to keep the pies as structurally sound as possible without affecting the cake, the dough is made with eggs, making the crust more cake-like than flaky. The cakes are also purposely made to be more dense in order to support the pies as well as the heavy layers to keep the piecake from collapsing.
A traditional spiced cake is obviously paired with an apple pie, the chocolate cake gets a little more adventurous in its partnership with pecan pie, then comes a pumpkin spiced caked with, you guessed it, a pumpkin pie. The pies are expertly flipped into the cake rounds between batter additions before they’re baked. After the cakes are done, they are frozen, stabilized with a dowel rod, and then finally ready for construction.
The cake layers are flipped upside down during the building process so the pies are right side up inside the piecake. Cream cheese icing coats the entire piecake, while an addition of pecans and drizzling of scratch-made caramel sauce takes this already extraordinary dessert to the next level.
According to the Three Brothers Bakery website, this piecake weighs a hefty 23 pounds and doesn’t come cheap at a $175 price tag. Before you freak out and purchase those plane tickets to Texas, you should know that the bakery does overnight these things.
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It’s finally starting to feel like fall and it seems like this season’s trendiest accessory is a Pumpkin Spice Latte. But just when we thought these PSLs were getting too basic in both their hot and iced forms, someone decides to turn everything we know and love upside down.
Say it with me. Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yup, it’s not just a figment of our imaginations, it’s real, and you can make it at home thanks to the geniuses over at Oh, Bite It! It seems like something out of our wildest dreams, but it’s actually simple to make with just a few ingredients.
Similar to their Deep Fried Tequila Shots, you soak some of your favorite pound or angel food cake in some PSL, pop ’em in some hot oil, dust your fried cubes o’ goodness with some cinnamon sugar, and serve with a healthy dollop of whipped cream.
Now you can enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Latte while snacking on them in fried, nom-able form…Pumpkin Spice Latte-ception.
Get the full recipe for Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte at Oh, Bite It!
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