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Classic Spiced Carrot Pie

Classic Spiced Carrot Pie

Wonderful flavor and aroma perfect for the holidays or a simple family treat. This homemade carrot pie recipe is simple to make and uses common baking ingredients.

This wonderful recipe is a traditional fall treat for my family going back generations. The aroma it fills the house with takes me back in time whenever I bake it.

The flavor of the carrots pairs with the spices perfectly, and I’m guessing this becomes one of your new favorites too.

Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make it.

How to Bake a Homemade Dessert Carrot Pie from Scratch

whole carrot pie with a slice out of it viewed from above

This recipe has a prep time around a half an hour (but most of that will be heating your carrots) and bake time clocks in right around fifty minutes.

For equipment, you will need a saucepan, pie pan, and a medium mixing bowl. And that’s all it takes to make the most delicious carrot pie I’ve ever had.

While there are many sweet carrot pie recipes around (carrot pie is a popular dish in both the US and UK) this one provides what I believe to be the perfect flavor combination.

And it really is quite simple to make, so no need to fear making one from scratch. It’s going to produce a flavor the entire family will love.

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Sweet Carrot Pie Ingredients

bowl of mashed carrot

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it only calls for common baking ingredients.

Some traditional, homemade recipes call for harder to find ingredients, but they aren’t necessary for achieving an amazing flavor and texture.

Carrot Pie Ingredient Shopping List

  • Carrots (pureed)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Premade Pie Crust

Carrots: Preparing your carrots is super easy! Start by rinsing and peeling your carrots. Place them in your saucepan and cover with water. Bring your carrots to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.

Allow your carrots to simmer until tender, usually about 20 minutes. Strain out your water and mash your carrots with a fork or potato masher.

You can add small amounts of water if your carrots mash too dry. And that’s all it take to puree your carrots!

Spices: Spices are what gives our pie that wonderful, cozy flavor! If you do not have access to each of these spices you can substitute in pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. The ratios in these premade spice mixes does vary, so it will effect the final flavor of your dish, but works fine in a pinch.

Use 3 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to substitute all other called for spices.

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Carrot Dessert Pie Instructions

top view of unbaked premade pie crust on table

Once your carrots are pureed, you’re only a few simple steps away from baking your homemade carrot pie!

Gather your ingredients and let’s get baking!

Step 1: Rinse and peel your carrots

Step 2: Place carrots in saucepan and cover with water

Step 3: Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat to a simmer

Step 4: Simmer until carrots are tender. Approximately 20 minutes

Step 5: Drain water and then mash carrots in separate bowl with a fork or potato masher

Step 6: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step 7: In your mixing bowl, add your pureed carrots, spices, granulated sugar, milk, and eggs. Stir until well combined.

Step 8: Pour mixture into premade pie crust

Step 9: Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes

Step 10: Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes

Step 11: Your pie is done when an inserted skewer comes out clean

Step 12: Carefully remove your pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack

Step 13: Serve and enjoy!

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slice of homemade carrot pie on plate

Classic Spiced Carrot Pie

Wonderful flavor and aroma perfect for the holidays or a simple family treat. This homemade carrot pie recipe is simple to make and uses common baking ingredients.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pie Pan
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Carrots pureed
  • Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and peel your carrots
  • Place carrots in saucepan and cover with water
  • Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat to a simmer
  • Simmer until carrots are tender. Approximately 20 minutes
  • Drain water and then mash carrots in separate bowl with a fork or potato masher
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In your mixing bowl, add your pureed carrots, spices, granulated sugar, milk, and eggs. Stir until well combined
  • Pour mixture into premade pie crust
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes
  • Your pie is done when an inserted skewer comes out clean
  • Carefully remove your pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal
Keyword Carrot Pie, Dessert
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Recipe Notes

  • This pie is wonderful served as is, or even with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Any of your favorite premade crusts will work, but if you want to make a homemade pie crust, this is one of my favorites.
  • Store your pie covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.