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Pumpkin Butter Crunch Pies

by Amy D

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Most people eat pumpkin pie  about once a year. My kids eat pumpkin pie almost every single Sunday. No joke.

They like it so much that they request my mother in law make it every week for dessert at Sunday dinner. Most of the time, she does. I’d say she bakes around 200 pumpkin pies a year. We have a big family and it takes at least 2 pies for all the grandkids to get a piece. That’s a lot of pumpkin pies by golly.

Pumpkin Crunch Pies

 

When I saw this Dannon® Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt in the dairy section at Walmart, I thought that it would be a lot of fun for my kids to combine 2 of their favorite things! Their love of Pumpkin Pie and one of our family’s favorite shows, Cutthroat Kitchen. 

We had a Cutthroat Kitchen challenge, pumpkin pie style! Now, we’ve had our own personal Chopped cooking challenges before where I will assign them each a mystery basket of ingredients to work with. This was the first time I’d planned a Cutthroat challenge for them, I had one kiddo opt out. He’s seen too many wackadoo sabotages I guess. I didn’t let the kids bid for sabotages, because I was sure that would end with someone getting their feelings hurt and tears.  Instead, I  doled out a  group sabotage myself. I’m not too mean, I didn’t make my sabotage too cutthroat, their use of bowls was taken away. Everything mixed had to be done with sandwich bags. Confession time, making them use sandwich bags to make their pies was a dirty mom trick to make sure there was zero clean up! (My kids love to cook, but they also love to leave their dirty dishes afterwards for me to wash. This way there were like zero. Score one for Mom!)

Pumpkin Crunch Pies

To make our pumpkin butter crunch pies, the contestants…err kids, spooned some pumpkin butter into sandwich bags, then added pumpkin pie Greek yogurt in on top of that. They snipped the edge of the bag off with scissors and piped the mixture into some Keebler® mini graham cracker pie crust shells, making a lovely pumpkin pie yogurt and pumpkin butter swirl filling.  Next we created a cinnamon maple crumble to add some extra spice and crunch to our pies. My youngest son was keen to help smash up some pretzels for our crumble. No pics of that step, I wasn’t getting my camera close to a 7 year old wielding a kitchen mallet who’s only thought was smash, smash, smash.  We also added to our crumble crushed pecans, maple syrup and cinnamon for a sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious topping.

Pumpkin Crunch Pies

No pumpkin pie would be complete without a good heap of Reddi-wip® on top and maybe a nut or two for garnish. Beautiful, easy, healthy, and tasty! These Pumpkin Butter Crunch Pies have a lot to offer in such a little package. 

 

Our Pumpkin Butter Crunch Pies challenge was a fun activity to do together, and made a healthy snack for them to enjoy. Best of all, I can say that these are truly effortless pies. 

Pumpkin Butter Crunch Pies

Creamy pumpkin pie yogurt with a rich pumpkin butter swirl, topped with a maple cinnamon crunch and whipped topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin, yogurt, pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cartons Dannon® Greek Yogurt Oikos® Pumpkin Pie flavor
  • 6 Tablespoons pumpkin butter (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 pkg 6 count Keebler® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzel pieces
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Reddi-wip® whipped topping

Instructions

  1. Spoon the pumpkin butter and Dannon® Oikos Greek Pumpkin Pie yogurt into a ziploc bag in alternating layers. Squeeze the excess air from the bag and seal. Snip off the corner of the baggy and pipe the mixture into Keebler® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts, creating a swirl effect.
  2. Mix together the crushed pretzels, pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the crunch topping over the tops of the pies.
  3. Top with Reddi-wip® whipped topping and garnish with leftover pecans.

Recipe Notes

I used my recipe for homemade Pumpkin Butter in these pies. If you'd like to use homemade pumpkin butter, check the link at the end of the post for the recipe. It's so easy!

For more great ideas follow Dannon Oikos ®, Keebler ®, and Reddi-Wip ® on Facebook or check out this link for more Effortless Pies inspiration.

 

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KC November 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

This is so funny, we love cutthroat kitchen too! I really like the idea of no dirty bowls afterwards to clean up 🙂 The recipe looks yummy too.

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Nicole Elliott ~ Client November 6, 2015 - 3:53 pm

What a fun idea!!! I love that you combined their love of things into this fun (and tasty!!) family activity!

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Erin November 4, 2015 - 8:00 pm

You’re such a good mom!! My kids beg me to have cutthroat kitchen competitions in my kitchen and I just laugh. 🙂 This recipe sounds tasty but I am not going to let my kids read it or they might use it against me the next time they beg for an at-home version of Chopped.

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Amy D November 5, 2015 - 4:06 pm

Oh you should try having a cooking show challenge with the kids some time Erin, it’s so much fun. Sometimes a little hazardous to your health trying their creations though. There was one really, really bad Cappu-tea-no that was just so much no. But it is still a good memory to laugh about.

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Julia November 4, 2015 - 7:51 pm

These would be so fun to have at Thanksgiving!

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Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) November 4, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Whoa. This looks ah-mazing. And so much fun for the whole family, to boot!! Love it!

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Amy D November 5, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Yes, I love recipes where I can get my kids involved. The more they know how to do in the kitchen, the less I have to make dinner! Lol. It’s all part of my diabolical plan. I’m sure that later in life their spouses will thank me.

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Brittany November 4, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Mmmm! These look so good and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah November 4, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Love the moody photos! These look delicious too 😀

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Amy D November 5, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Thanks Chrisy, they were kind of unintentionally moody. It was my first time taking my camera out of the auto settings and into manual. So much eek.

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Kathie November 3, 2015 - 2:27 pm

How much fun for the kids:) Looks really good too

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Amy D November 4, 2015 - 9:15 am

They had a good time. I’m glad that we got some time to spend together doing something like this. It’s a busy time of year!

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