Any Day Can Be Pumpkin Pie Day (Ideas to Top Your Pumpkin Pie)

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 20, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post 3 easy ways to top pumpkin pie, which is the perfect dessert for ANY  fall meal. You don't have to wait for Thanksgiving.

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

We know for darn sure we’re going to have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, but if you think about it, it’s equally at home on the table for virtually any fall or winter meal.

There’s only one Thanksgiving Day, but there are so many more occasions during the next several months when family and friends get together to have fun. Movie nights, game days, sleepovers, day hikes, date nights, just because.

Why keep the beloved, smooth, creamy, comforting pumpkin pie for only one meal?  It’s just the thing you want to finish any meal off with a sweet smile. My favorite meals to cap off with pumpkin pie include:

  • Entrée salads, because then I always have room for pie!
  • A warming bowl of soup, like Vegetarian Chard Soup.
  • A small piece is a just-right afternoon snack after a day of sports or activity.
  • And I’ve been known to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast! Think about it…eggs, dairy, vegetable…it has everything I need! A cup of tea and a slice of pumpkin pie, and my day already looks brighter.

I’ve made many a homemade pumpkin pie in my life, but I also frequently rely on the gold standard — Sara Lee® Frozen Pumpkin Pie Dessert. It’s…

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie at Vons…easy to find in the freezer section. I got mine from Vons, a chain in the family of Albertsons Supermarkets. They’re well stocked with Tyson® products, so I don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving for my beloved pumpkin pie.

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie cut the plastic off…simply remove the plastic wrap

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie baking in the oven…pop it into the oven on a baking sheet (this helps you remove the pie easily when it is done), and midway through baking, put a pie shield on top if you think the crust rim is getting too dark (my oven can run hot so I have that shield at the ready).

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie being cut into pieces…and once it’s done and cooled, make sure you cut even pieces. I have memories of my brothers getting out the ruler to see if one piece of pie was bigger than the others, so now that I’m in charge of cutting, I am scrupulous about size. All pieces must start out equal, or fighting will ensue.

It’s wonderful as-is, of course, but with just a few simple ideas from the pantry, you can personalize your pie.

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie nakedThe classic, unadorned. Buck naked and beautiful!

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped creamWith a puff of whipped cream. Easiest is to buy it in the can, but it’s not hard to make your own whipped cream, to take this option up a notch! Simply whip 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, until you get soft peaks in the cream. (The range of sugar depends on how sweet you like it.) Dust with grated nutmeg if you like.

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie topped with fudge sauceWith fudge sauce. Hear me out on this one. You know how you love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies? Well, get a jar of hot fudge sauce, DON’T heat it but have it at room temperature, and simply drizzle or plop some on top of your slice of Sara Lee® Frozen Pumpkin Pie Dessert. Close your eyes and enjoy, because pumpkin and chocolate are a new classic.

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie topped with chopped pecansWith a sprinkling of chopped pecans. These can be either plain roasted, or they could be candied, your choice. A little crunch on top adds a nice counterpoint to the creamy pie.

If you’re feeling festive, you could create a Pumpkin Pie Toppings Bar for your guests. Cut the baked pie and plate the pieces, and then offer all the toppings so guests can pick a plate and select their own personalized pie toppings. How fun would that be?!

I have two pumpkin pies in my freezer right now. One is required, for Turkey Day, and the other is my wild card. Because in my world, pumpkin pie day can – and should — be ANY day.

Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie baked and readyareyoupinningIf you like this and would like to save it, pin the image below to your Pinterest board.

Pumpkin Pie Topping Ideas on Shockingly DeliciousI was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Debra C. November 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm

Dressing up the pie, I just love it! That fudge sauce though… seriously delicious! What a wonderful idea!


Erin Clarkson November 23, 2017 at 6:57 am

Yummmm this looks so good! I love pumpkin pie so much!


Sam | Ahead of Thyme November 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Wow so delicious! I love how each slice is decorated differently, yum!


Nutmeg Nanny November 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

I love pumpkin pie and I will have to try each of these ways!


Jen November 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

I want the fudge sauce! I love a touch of chocolate!!


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet November 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Great ideas, I’d enjoy all of them!


Megan @ MegUnprocessed November 22, 2017 at 10:58 am

These all look yummy!


Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy November 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

YES….any day can be PUMPKIN everything day!! One of my favourite flavours….and one of my top 3 pies too!!


Krista November 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Everyone should be happy with their pie having these options!


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl November 21, 2017 at 6:12 am

This looks so good!!


Megan November 21, 2017 at 5:14 am

Never thought to add chocolate but I am this year!


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

I was so surprised at just how good the fudge topping was! I purchased it to make it easy (Mrs. Richardson’s.)


carrie @ frugal foodie mama November 21, 2017 at 4:36 am

I am more of a Cool Whip gal myself, but I am loving all of these ideas! 🙂


Dee November 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm

I would definitely use the chocolate topping, but all of these sound good to me!


Megan Ancheta November 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Seriously, just hand me a piece of pie! I’ll take one with each topping – please and thank you!


Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons November 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

I love these ideas! Especially the chocolate one!


Amanda November 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

I love pumpkin pie, and that chocolate on top is just perfection!


TidyMom November 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Way to think “outside the pumpkin box” 😉


Kristen November 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm

I love the idea of chocolate on my pie. I am not much of a pie maker so there bakery pies are a great option.


Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More November 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

I’ve never been a big pumpkin pie fan, but adding different toppings to it would definitely change my mind. Now I’m REALLY excited for Thanksgiving!


Kris November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

Such a fun idea!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: