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Pumpkin Beer Pie-Thanksgiving Beer Recipe

Every foodie’s favorite holiday is just around the corner. If you’re still in the planning process of this year’s meal, consider adding our favorite Thanksgiving recipe to your table. No, this recipe doesn’t involve a bird at all – in fact, you’ll only need thirty minutes and an extra can of Frio Beer to pull it off.
This pumpkin pie is sweet yet delicate, making it the perfect dessert to add in a hefty serving of your favorite beer. And the decadent chocolate-caramel sauce is sure to be a hit with everyone around your dinner table. For a delicious and satisfying pie that’ll end your Thanksgiving dinner with the same finesse you start it with, check out our recipe below!

Pumpkin Beer Pie with Chocolate-Caramel Sauce

Adapted from CraftBeer.com
Ingredients:
Pumpkin Pie:
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 2 cups of canned, mashed pumpkin
  • ½ cup of Frio 6.0 Pilsner Beer
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ stick of melted butter
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of ginger
  • ¼ tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of Pumpkin Spiced Eggnog
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Chocolate Caramel Sauce (optional):
  • 12 oz Frio 6.0 Pilsner Beer
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of T. Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Apple Dip
  • 2 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
Directions:
Pumpkin Pie:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Crack the two eggs into a bowl and a bowl and use a basting brush to coat the inside of the pie crusts with the egg-whites. Bake crusts in 350° oven for 5 minutes then remove.
  2. Lightly beat the remainder of the eggs and set aside.
  3. Begin adding the sugar, salt, eggs, Frio 6.0 Pilsner Beer, half and half, pumpkin-spiced eggnog and melted butter. Blend thoroughly.
  4. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer adding in the pumpkin until thoroughly blended.
  5. Finally add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. When all ingredients are added to the bowl and thoroughly blended together, pour the pie filling into the crusts and place back in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes.
  7. When finished, remove the pies and let cool. Drizzle with the sauce and serve with whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate-Caramel Sauce:
  1. Pour Frio 6.0 Pilsner Beer into a large saucepan and bring to a boil slowly. Beer has a tendency to boil over quickly which is why a large saucepan is called for. Watch it carefully.
  2. Get a nice rolling boil going and keep it going for 6 to 7 minutes while stirring. The reduction should have noticeably deepened the color of the beer and reduced it to about a cup of liquid, give or take.
  3. Reduce the stove-top heat to a simmer and stir in the caramel dip, brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, molasses, maple syrup and pie spice. Melt these until they are completely blended.
  4. Let cool briefly to thicken up a bit and drizzle the sauce over the pie or even on vanilla ice cream.

Give Thanks with Frio Beer

With this creative and delectable twist on everyone’s favorite pumpkin pie, your friends and family are sure to thank you for blessing the end of their meal with chocolate caramel sauce. Not up for cooking? Kick the rest of your Thanksgiving celebration up a notch with a case of Frio Beer. Frio Beer comes in both Pilsner and Light offerings, ensuring you’ll have something for every one of your guests. To find your nearest Frio Beer retailer to host your best Thanksgiving yet, click here.
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