Carrot Pie for Thanksgiving

This carrot pie recipe tastes just like pumpkin pie so it’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

The wooden dining room table with a floral and white pumpkin runner.

So I’ve already had my Thanksgiving because I’m Canadian, but I’m doing this post just for you, my US friends. I’m also secretly wishing for turkey again so I really don’t mind at all setting a table for you.

In fact, I made dessert!

As you may already know, I love baking pies. Today I made a delicious carrot pie. It tastes just like pumpkin pie, but better!

I did a fall table setting last month with purples and greens but let me show you how I have changed things up.

Also, I’m part of a big Thanksgiving blogging tour going on all this week (thank you Lory from Designthusiasm for inviting me!) so be sure to visit all the beautiful table settings at the end of this post.

White pumpkins and hydrangeas plus seeded eucalyptus are on the table.

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I used a white linen runner I bought in France this year, on the middle of my table, keeping it wrinkly and added beautiful seeded eucalyptus and white hydrangeas along with white pumpkin boos.

It’s so simple to make a beautiful floral table setting. I haven’t done anything special, I just added the florals straight to the runner making sure the hydrangea stems were short. It was easy and fast to do.

They won’t last long so I’ll dry them after by leaving them upright in a vase.

There is a tea pot on the table beside the white runner filled with fall items.
White flowers, and seeded branches with white pumpkins on a white table runner.

You can see my painted heirloom pumpkins in the background along with the French yogurt jar candles.

There is a white cake stand with a carrot pie on it.

The table is all set for an amazing dessert with tea brewing and carrot pie ready to be sliced. I’m just going to zip off to the kitchen to whip up some whipped cream.

The carrot pie is in the middle of the table with plates and forks laid out.

So my pastry didn’t end up the greatest this time, but that’s okay. When you bake your own pie, no one is asking for perfection. Besides it adds to the rustic flair of my decor!

I wanted to add fall pastry leaves everywhere but I thought why not bake them separately and add leaves to each slice.

I just used adorable leaf cookie cutters.

Orange carrot pie with carrots lying on counter.

My son gobbled up a huge slice after school and didn’t know it was made with carrots! Shhhh…

There’s something I find odd about opening a can to make a pie…pumpkin puree in a can doesn’t sound that appealing and neither does making puree pumpkin.

I love this idea to use fresh carrots!

Baked orange carrot pie with pie crust design on top.

Be sure to download the recipe!

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5 from 2 votes

Carrot Pie

This old family recipe of carrot pie tastes just like pumpkin pie! I love that you don’t need to open a can of pumpkin puree or go through the difficulty of preparing pumpkin puree when you can use carrots. Delish!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Jamie Lundstrom – So Much Better With Age


  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 cup whole evaporated milk, not skim or fat-free
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place carrots in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to boil and cook until tender about 10 minutes. Drain water and puree carrots in food processor until smooth.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes longer until middle is set or firm.

Why not try carrot pie for your Thanksgiving dinner this year? Its soo delicious and something different.

Be sure to visit all my friends beautiful Thanksgiving table settings as well!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Carrot Pie Recipe (tastes like pumpkin pie).

click in case you missed:

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Best Pie Pastry Recipe Ever

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  1. Jamie! Your whole setting is absolutely stunning and that pie, oh my word!! It has been so fun getting to know you and your beautiful home on this tour! Your are obviously so talented…now if you could just send that pie my way my day would be complete!! 🙂

    1. You are the sweetest, Bree! It’s been fun getting to know you through this tour too! Your house is gorgeous! And your pie is on the way 😉
      Hugs, Jamie

  2. Jamie, I love your dining space and all of the exquisite details – your table is stunning too! And I have to say your carrot pie looks incredible 🙂 Love your photos of it all!

  3. Jamie, your table runner and florals are just beautiful! I love that in fall we can let the flowers dry and continue using them – dried flowers just seem to lend themselves to the season. I also love the relaxed linen napkins and pretty stacked china. And your pie looks quite good! I love the little leaves in the center. What an inviting table!!

  4. I just knew that you’d be amazing in the blog hop….and that I’d find a pie! Coming back later to scoop up your recipe Jamie and pin it!
    Hugs friend…Janet

  5. Jamie how creative and beautiful! That carrot pie looks delicious and your table is gorgeous with the seeded eucalyptus and florals. Loved it all! xo

  6. 5 stars
    What an ELEGANT and GORGEOUS tablescape!

    I’m sharing it today on my HOLIDAY GROUP Board on Pinterest.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, ciao ciao!

  7. Everything looks so lovely and yummy! But the clock is what interests me the most. May I ask as to where you got it?

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