The best way to make a pumpkin pie is to take the pie and carve it yourself, according to a new video from Pinterest.
The video, created by the popular food blogging network, showcases a variety of recipes that are easy to whip up with a few simple ingredients.
The videos show how to create a pumpkin cake and a pumpkin muffin, which can be made from the same recipe, but are far less popular than the pie-shaped pies.
“I love to use pumpkin pies in my recipes, because it’s a great, delicious, and easy way to use up some leftover ingredients,” the author of the video, Lisa Ries, tells HuffPost.
“It’s a little bit more expensive than the real thing, but it’s pretty good.”
While Ries recommends a recipe like a pumpkin cupcake or a pumpkin cookie cake, she says that if you’re looking for a dessert that’s easy to make and tastes great, you should use a cookie crust instead.
“My favorite cookie crust recipe is a cookie-crumb cake, because the filling is just as moist and tasty as a real cake,” she says.
“And the cake can be topped with any kind of topping you want.”
While some of the recipes are pretty straightforward, there are a few that are a bit more complex.
Ries says that the most popular recipe she makes for a pumpkin pancake is a coconut pumpkin pie.
“It’s so simple, but I can’t get enough of it,” she explains.
“I’ve made it in the past, and I’ll make it again in the future.
You can easily customize the recipe and make it a bit fancier, or you can go with a traditional cookie crust.”
Ries says she uses coconut flour in the crust because it has a similar texture to regular pumpkin dough.
“You can use regular flour or coconut flour to make it easier for your oven,” she adds.
“If you’re a baker, coconut flour is super delicious because it adds a wonderful crunch to everything,” she concludes.