Food & Recipes

How to Make Store-Bought Pies Fancy

by Cristina Corvino 1:04 PM, November 13, 2017

Aired November 14, 2017

The holiday season is a busy time, so we all have to cut corners from time to time -- right?

If you have no spare time to whip up homemade pies this Thanksgiving, don’t worry, you can still impress!

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When food guru Daphne Oz stopped by, she showed us how to make store-bought pumpkin pies fancy with decadent toppings -- and in no time at all!

(Shh, no one has to know!)

SALTED CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN PIE



Place 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup heavy cream into a medium glass bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring with a spoon every 30 seconds. After 2 minutes, remove from microwave and whisk until smooth. Pour the ganache over pie. Spread to smooth and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt; Let cool at room temperature until set, about an hour.

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PECAN PRALINE PUMPKIN PIE


In a medium saucepot, melt 2/3 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons sugar, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Remove from the heat, add 1 1/2 cup pecans (chopped) and then pour over pie; Let cool.

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BRULEED PUMPKIN PIE


Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar in a very thin, even layer over top of the pumpkin pie. Using a hand torch, melt the sugar, being careful not to burn it. Once the sugar has melted, top with 1/4 cup roasted, salted pepitas; Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.