March 14, 2019

Carrot pie

Carrot pie with a slice on a small plate.

Sweet and delicious carrot pie is a delicious dessert for both spring and fall, or anytime you want a unique pie for your family. It is similar to pumpkin or sweet potato pie in texture and methods, but made with carrots and a slightly different spice profile. 

Carrot pie is a perfect spring time dessert and I'm sure the Easter Bunny will agree (but it's great for fall harvest as well, or anytime really, because pie). It's a delicious and colorful dessert that is sure to surprise your family and friends if they've never enjoyed a slice of sweet carrot pie before. 

We love trying all kinds of pies and this one is sure to be a family favorite for years to come. I've made so many pies over the years and have shared so many pie recipes on this blog. Pie is one of my favorite things to make, and it is almost always the dessert of choice in our house for birthdays and holidays.

If you enjoy sweet potato or pumpkin pie, carrot pie is similar in texture. The spices are similar in this pie as well, and the flavor is sweet and dense, and really good. It's pretty simple to make and you can make a homemade pie crust or you can use a store bought crust to save time.

I'm sharing this pie today because it is Pi(e) Day and I'm celebrating with some of my fellow food blogging friends. You can check out all the other pie recipes at the bottom of this post! What is your favorite pie?

A slice of carrot pie with whipped cream on top.

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Yield: 8 servings
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Carrot Pie

Carrot Pie

Sweet and delicious carrot pie is a delicious dessert for both spring and fall, or anytime you want a delicious pie for your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe for a single pie crust (see my favorite all butter crust here)
  • 2 cups cooked carrot puree (see recipe notes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • scant 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • whipped cream, for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fit the pie crust to a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients (carrot puree through heavy cream) until well combined. Pour into the crust and gently rap on the counter a couple times to remove any air bubbles.
  3. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until the crust is golden and the filling is set. Let cool completely and refrigerate until serving time. Slice and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Notes:

To make the carrot puree: peel and chop carrots (I use about 1-1/2 lbs for a pie, and like to add an extra in case). Place in a large pot and cover with water. Gently boil until fork tender. Drain and return to the pot to dry. Once they are dry, puree in a food processor until smooth and then measure out two cups for the pie filling.

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A slice of carrot pie with whipped cream on top.

Check out these other pie recipes: 

Pear Almond Crumble Pie

Maple Cream Pie

Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

Old-fashioned Zucchini Pie

Old-fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie

More Pie Day Recipes

20 comments:

  1. I love both pie and carrot, but have never had a carrot pie. It looks so beautiful, delicious and reminds me of my favourite sweet potato pie. Thanks for sharing, Amy.

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  2. We tried carrot pie for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. Yours looks delicious!

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  3. I might need to make this for Easter!

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  4. i need to try this sometime, amy!

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  5. You know I'd thought of making a carrot pie before but didn't realize it was actually a 'thing' - love how bright it is!

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  6. Carrot pie! What an interesting dessert. I bet it is delicious. The carrots are just sweet enough.

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  7. I don't think I've ever had carrot pie! LOVE the idea -- this looks wonderful. Thanks!

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  8. I love the idea of carrot pie- especially during spring. I know my kiddos would love the idea of a carrot pie.

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  9. I've never tried carrot pie but that is all going to change now that I have this recipe.

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  10. I bet I could tell my grandkids this is pumpkin pie and they'd eat it!

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    1. Back again to say I Still love this Pie!

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  11. I've never heard of carrot pie before but it looks like it would be similar to sweet potato pie!

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  12. carrot pie looks so attractive... I would love to indulge in it any time of the day

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  13. I like pumpkin pie, love sweet potato pie so I NEED to try this carrot pie!

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  14. i love carrot cake, but it never occurred to me to make a carrot pie! brilliant and very appealing!

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  15. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie but I do love carrots. What a creative idea to make a pie with them. I'm going to have to try this pie. Yours looks fabulous.

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  16. I haven't made carrot pie before, but I do love carrot cake, so I'm sure I'd like something like this too.
    The texture looks great. Love it.

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  17. The perfect recipe for when I overbuy carrots...which happens way more often than you would think!!!

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  18. This is such a perfect dessert for Easter! It will be a great addition to the brunch dessert table.

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  19. What a unique and yummy pie! I love the idea of serving this for easter!

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