March 14, 2019

Carrot pie

Carrot pie 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). Today is Pi(e) Day and I'm celebrating with some of my fellow food blogging friends (check out all the other pie recipes the the bottom of this post)! My readers know my extensive love of pie, so of course I couldn't pass up participating in today's Pi(e) Day event! I've been wanting to add carrot pie to my pie recipe collection for quite some time. 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. I love trying all kinds of pies and this one is sure to be a family favorite.

Carrot Pie
1 recipe for a single pie crust
2 cups cooked carrot puree*
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

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fit the pie crust to a 9-inch pie plate.

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.

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.

*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. Puree in a food processor until smooth and then measure out two cups for the pie filling.

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  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.

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

  3. I might need to make this for Easter!

  4. i need to try this sometime, amy!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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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