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Grilled Pumpkin Pie with Beer

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Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 8-10
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes
Cuisine: American

Give your traditional pumpkin pie a little kick with the addition of pumpkin beer. The spicey, malty flavor of the pumpkin brew shines through with none of the bitterness thanks to the reduction time. If you don’t have pumpkin beer on hand, a stout or porter will also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving pie.


  • 1 can pure pumpkin puree or make your own homemade pumpkin puree (see below)
  • 6 oz. pumpkin beer
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground clove
  • 1 9” pie shell, plus another optional for decoration
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Prepare your grill for indirect grilling at about 400 degrees with the lid closed. For instance, on a 3-burner grill, turn the outside burners on, but leave the middle burner completely off.
  2. Place 6 oz. of pumpkin beer in a small pot and reduce over low heat, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, reduced pumpkin beer, eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
  4. Press one pie shell into grill-safe pan, and then add filling, using a spatula to smooth. If desired, used the other pie crust to form decorative elements for your pie. Try creating a rope of dough and twisting around the outside or using cookie cutters to make seasonal shapes and top your pie.
  5. Place your pie over indirect heat, grilling for 20 minutes at high, with the lid closed. Reduce heat to medium and grill for an additional 30 minutes, again keeping the lid closed.
  6. Remove carefully and allow pie to cool before serving with whipped cream.

How to make your own homemade pumpkin puree:

  1. Grab 1 small baking pumpkin, olive oil, and sea salt.
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half stem-to-stem, discarding stem and scooping out seeds. Brush the inside with olive oil and season lightly with sea salt.
  3. Place cut side-down on a grill-safe baking sheet or rack, roasting for about 45 minutes or until flesh is soft. Cool until pumpkin can be safely handled, then scoop out the flesh and blend in a food processor.


Add more pumpkin recipes to your arsenal and check our Chipotle Pumpkin Dip Recipe for a quick and tasty snack before your Thanksgiving meal