Turtle Pumpkin Pie

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. 🙂

Nothing is as classic as pumpkin pie, but this Turtle Pumpkin Pie is going to give it 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!).

Serves: 8

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

A delicious spin on pumpkin pie - the creamy layers and graham crust along with caramel make an amazing dessert!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip frozen non-dairy dessert, thawed


  1. Pour caramel topping onto bottom of pie crust; sprinkle with pecans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together pudding mixes, milk, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Mix in 1 1/2 cups COOL WHIP to the pumpkin mixture then spoon into crust.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Top pie with remaining COOL WHIP, then drizzle with additional caramel topping and pecans (optional) before serving.

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5 Responses to “Turtle Pumpkin Pie”

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  2. This is a great twist on the classic pumpkin pie for anyone wanting something different. I am eager to try it out! I made sure to pin it for later. Thanks. Anyone wanting to learn how to bake a pumpkin from scratch to use fresh pumpkin puree in this recipe instead of the canned pumpkin can take a look at cookingupgrades.com for a quick tutorial: http://www.cookingupgrades.com/how-to-bake-a-pumpkin/

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