Caramel Pecan Turtle Pumpkin Pie Recipe is our new favorite dessert.
My parents have some friends who have a Thanksgiving Eve Pie Party at their house each year.
They make a ton of pies, and then invite all their friends over for a Pre-Thanksgiving feast. I thought that it was such a fun idea and great way to kick off the weekend of eating.
There is nothing like a classic pumpkin pie, but this Caramel Pecan Turtle Pumpkin Pie is going to give the old classic a run for it’s money. If you are looking for a delicious spin on pumpkin pie, look no further.
This pie is seriously amazing and so easy to throw together.
It only requires a few simple ingredients, and it seriously tastes AMAZING. You are going to love how easy this is. The best part is that it doesn’t require any baking. You just cleared up some Thanksgiving oven space.
Could I make this Caramel Pecan Turtle Pumpkin Pie recipe ahead of time and freeze it?
You could most definitely make this recipe ahead of time and freeze it. You could even make it about 2 days in advance, before serving it on Thanksgiving, and keep it in the fridge.
If you are making it ahead of time (especially if you plan to freeze it) we recommend not adding the pecans or caramel on top, until it is fully thawed.
The caramel freezes and thaws a little weird, and the pecans may sink more into the batter as it thaws.
If you plan on making this ahead of time, and freezing it, we recommend taking it out of the freezer and placing it in the fridge, a day ahead of time, to allow it to thaw.
If it isn’t thawing as fast as you’d like, you could also place it on the counter for about an hour or two, to speed the process up a bit.
We recommend only freezing this for about 1-2 weeks. After that, it could get freezer burned, or taste a little funny.
Looking for other Pumpkin Desserts?! Try these Pumpkin Pie Truffles!
Ingredients needed to make Caramel Pecan Turtle Pumpkin Pie Recipe:
- Caramel Ice Cream Topping
- Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- Chopped Pecans
- Instant Vanilla Pudding
- Canned Pumpkin
- Cool Whip
How to make Caramel Pecan Turtle Pumpkin Pie Recipe:
- Pour the caramel topping over the bottom of the prepared graham cracker pie crust. Sprinkle pecans over caramel.
- In a large bowl, beat together pudding mixes, milk, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix in 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip to the pumpkin mixture.
- Spoon into the crust and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Top the caramel turtle pumpkin pie with the remaining Cool Whip, then drizzle with additional caramel topping and pecans (optional) before serving.