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 I originally made this for Pi Day 2013.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.

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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!

Did you make this recipe?

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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  1. I can feel your excitement from here (and I have to admit I will not be wearing a pi t-shirt). However, I’m happy to hop with pie anytime!!! Carrot Cake Pie looks delicious!

  2. haha! I can honestly say I am not one of the few who are crazy for PI, but give me a slice of your Carrot Cake Pie and that just might make me do cartwheels for math!!! It looks absolutely yummy!!! (sorry no PI shirt here either:-)

  3. Oh wow, that’s a lot of love for math! I’m the absolute worst at math and am kinda glad I don’t really use it too much anymore. Sorry for the sad truth! Not a darn thing wrong with celebrating Pi day though! Perhaps I’ll throw a quick pie together for my coworkers before leaving!

  4. Wow! I’ve never heard of Carrot Cake Pie…this is the kind of pie my husband could get into! I love this day, we all need more PI/PIE in our lives!

  5. wow you really are a geek. I love it! and this pie, who’d a thought??? well you of course! I love carrot cake so this intrigues me. thanks for creating PI day and letting me apart of it!

  6. 🙂 You are so funny. I have never heard of carrot cake pie….I’m jumping up and down inside. I will FOR sure have to make this! Not a huge pie fan, but carrot cake is my FAVORITE thing in the world! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Dorothy! Congrats on being selected at Foodbuzz. THAT’S a BIG deal! This is such an interesting recipe and post….you are funny for sure. When I did a presentation for a high school Life Skills class last year, at Halloween time, I saw a boy wearing an orange hoodie with a ‘pi’ symbol hanging on the front…he was a Pumpkin Pi of course. =) I can’t stand math…but some folks gotta do it. Bless you!

  8. You know how I feel about carrot cake… AND math… but I still love you and think you’re awesome. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about carrot cake anymore since A) this cake is actually a giant blondie and B) the piping looks amazing and C) it’s a giant blondie, piped with frosting, stuffed in a pie shell. So I think carrot cake and I COULD BE alright now. I may even want a giant slice or two like you said! Now if you could get me to like my polynomial long division and factoring as much, I’d be really happy 🙂 thanks again for rounding all us chicks up for an awesome bloghop!! I had so much fun!

  9. Sounds like the perfect day for you…pie and Pi! I would not remember high school geometry with love, but I did just pull out my college Cell Biology book the other day. :0) I wonder what day there is for us science geeks?

  10. Wow, I see that you really ARE crazy about crust! What a fantastic idea for a pie! I actually LOVED geometry too:) Enjoy YOUR day, and best of luck with winning the double oven! Boy, wouldn’t I love that:) Woo hoo for your recipe being chosen, Dorothy!

  11. This sounds incredible!

  12. I’m giggling over here! You are hilarious…Congrats on the Spring Recipe Program! Yay! And yay for pi(e)!

  13. Congratulations! This recipe sounds wonderful, I love carrot cake so of course I will love the pie!

  14. Very interesting. Sounds delicious!!

  15. I don’t want to dash your hopes, but even as a 4th grade teacher I think I only have one teeny lesson on Pi at the end of the year. I’m not sure if Jordan will get it in 3rd grade! This does look like the perfect Easter dessert 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  16. A couple of things…
    1. First off thank you so much for the shout out! This pie looks amazing!
    2. I am kind of crushing on your blog. LOVE it. 🙂
    3. You are never ever aloud to have a conversation (unlikely as it may be) with my Hubs. He too is a math nerd (he tells weird math “jokes” that I don’t get…), and I am afraid you guys might become BFF’s lol.

  17. I love EVERYTHING about this pie!!! Perfectly yummy! And I loved doing proofs in Geometry, too…my kids thought I was nuts when I told them that 🙂

  18. Yeah…I took advanced placement calculus my senior year of high school, and to this day, I STILL hate math. I do like pie, though, and this carrot cake pie looks AWESOME!

  19. I’ve got my fingers crossed on the oven!! Thanks again for Pi Day and sharing all this with us. 🙂 Oh, and I’ll be over for pie!

  20. Hi Dorothy! Happy Pi Day to you, too! This Carrot Cake Pie looks delicious! And Unique! Thanks for hosting your party every week!

    Rachel@ Simple Girl

  21. When I saw this recipe in my email earlier I about fell off my chair and wanted to run into my kitchen to make this! I have been on a carrot cake kick lately so I would love to dive into a slice of this goodness now! This looks amazing!

  22. This looks delicious! I love frosting with cream cheese.

  23. This looks AMAZING!

    er… I mean… I don’t like carrot cake… ?

  24. I cannot wait to try this! I love pie and I love carrot cake, so what’s not to love about this recipe?!

  25. I would have paid you to do my proofs in high school! I’m not math-inclined at all. That said, this is a really cool idea for a pie. Never thought of turning carrot cake into a pie.

  26. Ok, THANK YOU! I love Pi day! It is not a holiday for dorks. (However unlike you I am completely abysmal at math. Counting on my fingers daily… that happens.)

    This looks yummy AND super springy.

  27. Saw you over at real housewives of riverton. your blog makes me hungry! i am so your newest follower!

  28. This looks great! What a great new twist on carrot cake.

  29. I’m very excited for you congrats. I love the twist you put on the pie. Looks really yummy!

  30. Wow that looks to good I want to take a bite right now. I’m happy to find your wonderful blog. I’m your newest follower threw GFC and Linky. I hope you can find the time to come over to me little blog and follow me too. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    I hope to see there
    Rose

  31. You are too funny! I love that you have a secret obsession aside from baking. The carrot pie sounds delicious and I love the cream cheese frosting around the ouside. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I look forward to seeing what you’ll share this week.

  32. My family love carrot cakes and I’ve never tried to make carrot pie – it’s a great idea!
    Your pie looks just beautiful – very elegant, and I love that

  33. Sounds wonderful,thanks for linking this yummy treat up to Creative Mondays 🙂

  34. Everything you make looks wonderful!!!! I must try this recipe!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!

  35. There is no way, I was not going to feature this. It follows me around, telling me to make one, also. I will do that, as soon as I have time, and I can hardly wait. It is being featured, this week, at Bake with Bizzy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  36. From one dorky baker to another, this is a FABULOUS Pi Day tribute. I looooove carrot cake, so I cannot wait to try this!
    Found your blog via Live.Laugh.Rowe & would love if you could visit mine as well! Following you now! (…never sounds less creepy. *sigh*)

  37. Pinning again! This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  38. Wow, this looks so good. Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll come back next week! -The Sisters

  39. This looks amazing! I am going to pin this so I can make it for hubby soon. He loves anything carrot cake related!

    Kaylee

  40. oh my goodness Dorothy how did i miss this recipe before?!?! this carrot cake pie looks AMAZING! my dad loves carrot cake and his bday is coming up. bet he would go nuts over this! 🙂

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  44. I put pineapple, coconut, and pecans in my carrot cake, so I think I will also add them to this pie. Nice Thanksgiving Dessert!

  45. Looks amazing! I could take a huge bite out of that right now. It looks so good.

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  47. Love that you revamped this recipe, Dorothy! It looks every bit as delish as it did way back when. I totally need to do some throwbacks – god knows I have some abominable pictures on my site but for great recipes, ha! 

  48. Ok now this is AMAZING and super creative! 

  49. I just made my first ever carrot cake last week and it turned out great! My son tried it and he was shocked when he found out that there were actual carrots in the cake. What a great idea to make a pie!

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

  51. 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! 🙂

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

  53. 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. 😉

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

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

  56. 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!

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

  58. 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!

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

  60. 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! 🙂

  61. 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! 

  62. 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!

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

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

  65. 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!!!

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

  67. 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?

  68. 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!

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

  70. 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?!

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  72. 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. 😉 

  73. Where did you get the “my pie” fork?

  74. 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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  77. What a fun idea! This looks delicious. 🙂

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

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  83. This is delicious 👌🏼👅 but I was wondering the nutrition facts are.

    • I don’t normally do nutrition facts because I can guarantee it’s not healthy. Feel free to plug the recipe into a recipe calculator, like the free Spark People one, if you wish!

  84. Made your pie today. Oh my goodness. It is so delicious. I love carrot cake and this is just as good. I did add some chopped walnuts and some pineapple preserves, about a 1\4 cup. Love this. Thank you.

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