Lakefront Pumpkin Lager Pie with Chocolate-Caramel SauceBy BeerFM
- Prep Time30 minutes
- Yield2 pies
Recipe for pumpkin pie made with Lakefront Brewery's Pumpkin Lager and topped with a chocolate-caramel sauce.
- Pumpkin Pie
- 2 pie crusts (I used Honey Maid graham cracker pie crusts for mine)
- 2 cups of canned, mashed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup of Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 cup of Pumpkin Spiced Eggnog
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 stick of melted butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 12-oz bottle of Lakefront Pumpkin Lager beer
- 3 heaping tablespoons of T. Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Apple Dip
- 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon molasses
- 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- Pumpkin Pie
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Crack the two eggs into a bowl and use a basting brush to coat the inside of the pie crusts with the egg-whites. Bake crusts in 350° oven for 5 minutes then remove.
- Lightly beat the remainder of the eggs and set aside.
- In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer adding in the pumpkin until thoroughly blended.
- Begin adding the sugar, salt, eggs, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager, half and half, pumpkin-spiced egg nog and melted butter. Blend thoroughly.
- Finally add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin pie spice.
- When all ingredients are added to the bowl and thoroughly blended together, pour the pie filling into the crusts and place back in oven. Bake for 50 minutes.
- When finished, remove the pies and let cool. Drizzle with the sauce and serve with whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Chocolate-Caramel Sauce
- Pour beer into a large sauce pan and bring to a boil slowly. Beer has a tendency to boil over quickly which is why a large sauce pan is called for. Watch it like a hawk.
- Get a nice rolling boil going and keep it going for 6 to 7 minutes while stirring. The reduction should have noticeably deepened the color of the beer and reduced it to about a cup of liquid, give or take.
- Reduce the stove-top heat to a simmer and stir in the caramel dip, brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, molasses, maple syrup and pie spice. Melt these until they are completely blended.
- Let cool briefly to thicken up a bit and drizzle the sauce over the pie or even on vanilla ice cream.
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