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Carrot Cake Pie

I know I say this a lot, but this Carrot Cake Pie is seriously one of my favorite recipes ever. One, it’s kind of creative (at least I think it is) and two, it tastes darn good.

It’s the perfect pie for any time you want carrot cake…but you want pie too.

Carrot Cake Pie is an easy dessert recipe that's perfect for carrot cake lovers! It's a carrot cake blondie in a pie crust that's topped with cream cheese whipped cream!

Easter is in a few weeks. ????!!!!! Somehow carrot cake became synonymous with Easter. How did that happen? Is it because the Easter Bunny eats carrots? Whatever the reason, Easter is the Carrot Cake Holiday, much like red velvet is to Valentine’s Day and peppermint is to Christmas.

We like to eat carrot cake all year, because it’s Mel’s favorite. In fact, this is a Mel ate it recipe. He eats anything carrot cake. And because of that fact, this pie might look familiar. If so, it’s because I’m reposting it today. I originally made this for Pi Day 2013. Back then my photo taking skills were less than stellar and I had hardly any readers.

This pie deserved better. Much, much better. Because it’s a bombdotcomb pie.

So, without further ado, here is the original post…with some edits. Because I’m not actually posting this on Pi day. That was last week.

Carrot Cake Pie (7 of 7)

If you read my post last year on Pi Day, you’d already know I’m crazy. But so many of you are new (hi new friends!) so you really have no idea how big of a dork I am.

Let me make a list for you, shall I?

I once had a license plate that read I TCH PI. It is now hanging in my office (well, it will be once I get off my butt and paint in here).

I do math problems for fun. Yes, my idea of fun is getting out my high school geometry text book (yes, I own a copy; that was a very happy day when I found it at Goodwill) and doing proofs.

Since I’m too cheap to spend $30 on a t-shirt from Zazzle, I made my own Pi shirt last year. I’ll be wearing it again today. I wanted to make a Pi googley eye headband, but thought that might be too much.

My personal email? Has 314 in it.

Whenever I have to pick a number for any reason? You guessed it, I choose 314.

You could say I’m a teensy bit obsessed. And I hope you will be too, because this pie is worth it.

It’s a blondie that’s filled with carrot cake flavor (ginger and carrots). The batter is thick and wonderful and it’s spread in a pie crust. You can use a refrigerated crust or a homemade crust.

Once it’s baked and cooled, you frost it with cream cheese whipped cream. <– that alone deserves it’s own bowl and spoon.

Carrot Cake Pie is an easy dessert recipe that's perfect for carrot cake lovers! It's a carrot cake blondie in a pie crust that's topped with cream cheese whipped cream!

A few notes:

  • Not all carrots are created equal. I just used regular grocery store carrots and I patted them dry before adding them to the batter.
  • Some people have mentioned their batter is thick. It is, but you can spread it easily with a spatula. It’s not a cake batter, it’s a blondie batter. Just have faith.
  • You don’t have to share this with anyone. Just hide in a closet with a fork and eat your heart out.

Thanks for reading…again!

Carrot Cake Pie

Two desserts in one! Carrot Cake Pie combines a pie crust with the flavors of carrot cake in blondie form. Perfect with the cream cheese whipped cream.

Ingredients:

For the Pie

  • 1 premade pie crust (or your favorite recipe)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

For the Frosting

  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 9” pie plate with the crust, crimping the edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium bowl.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in egg and vanilla until just combined.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots.
  6. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with only crumbs clinging to it. (If your crust starts to get too dark, cover it with strips of aluminum foil.) Let cool before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter with a mixer until creamy. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat slowly until combined. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form (make whipped cream). Fold gently into the cream cheese frosting mixture. Use a 1M tip to pipe the frosting around the pie, or just spread it all over the top.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Blondie recipe adapted from A Stool at the Counter.

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Sweets from friends:
Amaretto-Cherry / Brandied Apple with Cheddar Cheese Crumb by Bake it with Booze
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Apple Apricot Tart by Trilogy Edibles
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94 Responses to “Carrot Cake Pie”

  1. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm (#)

    That pie looks amazing.  A blondie carrot cake on a pie crust?  That’s incredible!  I love this!  Pinned!

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  2. Shinee posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm (#)

    Waaa, yes, it’s so creative, Dorothy! I love it. I actually just posted carrot cheesecake earlier this week. And just baked carrot cake today. I’m so in mood for carrot cake everything! Now I just need to make your carrot cake pie for my family! :)

    Reply

  3. Annie @ Annie's Noms posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:43 am (#)

    Oh yes. This is amazing! Now I’m in bed at 8:42am craving pie and cake all at once!! Love this cake-pie!!

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  4. Mir posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:06 am (#)

    I definitely missed this the first time, so I’m glad you re-posted it. My sister-in-law (carrot cake FANATIC) will go absolutely crazy for this. I can’t wait to make it for her!
    And your Pi obsession is completely awesome. I love nerds! I’m one of them. 😉

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  5. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:15 am (#)

    This is a wonderful easter pie. I LOVE THAT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! 

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  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:35 am (#)

    Carrot cake pie?! This is such a genius idea, Dorothy! It looks absolutely amazing! And that frosting…wow! Pinned!

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  7. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:28 am (#)

    This looks incredible, Dorothy! This mash-up is brilliant! Carrot cake and pie are two of my stepdad’s favorite desserts! I can’t wait to make this for him for his birthday! This is so perfect for Easter too!

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  8. Eva @ Eva Bakes posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:21 am (#)

    If anybody is looking for me, I will be the one hiding in the pantry and eating this pie BY MYSELF. Heh heh!

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  9. Katelyn @munchie pie posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:07 am (#)

    I cannot believe that Easter is just a couple of weeks away either!! We never have carrot cake related desserts on Easter but I think we seriously need to start… Especially with this carrot cake pie?! For real?! YUM!

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  10. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:57 am (#)

    Pi Day or Easter or not – I’ll take a slice of this beauty any day! Pinned!

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  11. Renee @ Tortillas and Honey posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:15 am (#)

    This is such an inspired recipe! I’ve never heard of carrot cake pie before, which is a shame because carrot cake is one of my favorites! I think this might make an appearance for Easter this year! :-)

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  12. Eve @ Baking the Day posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:25 am (#)

    This looks amazing, I love carrot cake! I bet Mel loved this pie, who doesn’t love carrot cake? Ah, Pi Day! For maths and pie lovers alike! 

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  13. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:12 am (#)

    I’m so glad you decided to share this pie once again, Dorothy. I am completely smitten with it! And that frosting, just pass me a spoon!

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  14. Chineka @ Savor The Baking posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:15 am (#)

    I love carrot cake, but I’ve never had it in pie form. How clever of you Dorothy. 

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  15. Kelsey+@+Snacking+Squirrel posted on March 20, 2015 at 11:34 am (#)

    freaking gorgeous. this is an amazing pie. the density of it is phenomenal!!!

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  16. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm (#)

    haha, I was thinking the same thing. .  when did carrot cake become the dessert for Easter?.  . but I don’t mind b/c I love it!!! and you made carrot cake PIE?!!!!! I love this, Dorothy!!! Genius!!!

    Reply

  17. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm (#)

    I love all the carrot cake recipes out there. Plus I’m so glad you are proud of your mathiness! No shame!

    Reply

  18. Brad G posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm (#)

    Do I really need the pie crust? If it’s a blondie batter couldn’t I just bake it like a blondie and forget the pie crust, despite PI day and all?

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 21st, 2015 at 7:04 am

      You could totally do that if you want! I’d use the pie plate still otherwise you’ll have to find an equivalent pan.

      Reply

  19. Laurie F. posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm (#)

    This recipe looks awesome – I am late to the lovin’ carrot cake party, but now I want to make this for Easter dinner.  And I totally relate about the geometry book – I am reviewing geometry now to get ready to help my daughter when she gets to high school (in high school I hated algebra, but LOVED geometry – I will leave the algebra help to my oldest sister, who is a mechanical engineer).  I would love to be a geometry tutor!

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  20. Cassie Ducharme posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm (#)

    This looks great!  For the butter, is it a 1/4 cup measured, them melted? Thanks!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 21st, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Yes! I always measure then melt.

      Reply

  21. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar posted on March 21, 2015 at 8:00 am (#)

    I am in love with this pie! I swear, you come up with the best ideas. CARROT CAKE blondie IN a pie crust? Genius. Oh, and cream cheese whipped cream… say whaaaat?!

    Reply

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  23. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking posted on March 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm (#)

    I LOVE that you actually have a tag called “Mel ate it” for your blog recipes! Seriously such a good idea… I need to do that too, although seeing as my guy hates desserts and baked goods, I’d have about 2 recipes. 😉 

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Well, it is a monuments occasion when he eats something!!

      Reply

  24. Denay posted on March 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm (#)

    Where did you get the “my pie” fork?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 23rd, 2015 at 6:47 am

      It was a gift, but I think she got it on Etsy! It came with a friend, “your pie”. :) They have stamped silverware all over Etsy!

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  25. Michelle Ingram posted on March 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm (#)

    Had to make this pie… I added crushed pineapple with the carrots for more moisture (and more like traditional carrot cake..) for the “frosting” i created more of a cream cheese glaze… it was Delicious… Thanks for the great recipes… a fellow Sacramentan with a chocolate tooth!!! 

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 23rd, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Awesome! What a great flavor sub. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

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  28. Mary @chattavore posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:12 am (#)

    What a fun idea! This looks delicious. :)

    Reply

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  30. Brandi D. posted on April 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm (#)

    Would a graham cracker (store bought kind) work or would it be better to use a regular pie crust?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 8th, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      I think a graham crust would work, but I haven’t tried it. If you do, let me know what you think!

      Reply

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