This is a perfect and delicious way to use up your leftover pumpkin pie. As much as we all love our Thanksgiving desserts, it’s true that they can start to seem a little less appealing the more distant Thanksgiving Day becomes in the rear view mirror. I’m starting to experience that myself.
I made apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake, and the apple pie is finished off, but the cheesecake is still sitting in my fridge. I had some for breakfast yesterday morning (breakfast of champions, yeah!) and I must admit I’m getting a little tired of it. But this is one of few weekends all year where you can eat leftover dessert for breakfast with complete impunity, so of course I don’t want to miss out on that!
But, like many others, I too hate throwing out food. So if you do not wish to chunk the rest of that pumpkin pie you are really tired of eating, then try using it for this smoothie. It will still taste like all the wonderful flavors of pumpkin pie, but it’s a completely new dish. Oh, and if you wanted to have this sometime other than after Thanksgiving, and you just go out and buy or make a pumpkin pie just to have this smoothie, well I won’t judge you.
1 piece of pumpkin pie, homemade or store-bought
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 a pint of vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream, for serving
Combine all ingredients, except whipped cream, in your blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a generous dollop of whipped cream and some of the pie crust crumbs left in the pie plate.
Makes 2 small smoothies or 1 large smoothie.