What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Pie Filling?

When making your classic pumpkin pie, you sometimes might end up with too much filling.

This is a pretty common situation a lot of people find themselves in when making pies – they make too much filling and end up risking either over-filling their pies or wasting a ton of ingredients. 

What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Pie Filling

However, that leftover pumpkin pie filling doesn’t have to go to waste – you can try and use it for a bunch of other recipes! 

So, if you want to find out what you can do with your leftover pumpkin pie filling, then here are a bunch of recipes you can try out to use up whatever ingredients you have left! Check them out below!

1. Pumpkin Bread

A traditional bread cake is the perfect way to use up a ton of different ingredients that you need to use before they go bad. This makes it one of the go-to recipes whenever you need to use up your pie filling – including pumpkin pie! 

So, why not use up your leftover pumpkin pie filling by making some pumpkin bread as well? 

Pumpkin bread is a delicious sweet treat that is filling and cozy, making it the perfect snack to join your coffee in the morning.

Plus, all you need is a few other basic ingredients that you are bound to have in your kitchen cabinets so it’s easy to make as well as a delicious snack you can enjoy for days to come. 

2. Spiced Pumpkin Donuts 

The great thing about making your own donuts is that you can make as many as you like until you have used up all of your ingredients.

This means that whether you have a ton of leftover pumpkin pie filling or just enough for one or two donuts, you can still easily make them and use up whatever you have without making more waste. 

Pumpkin donuts are also super delicious and make a great breakfast treat or can be enjoyed as a small snack with a cup of hot chocolate later in the night.

Alternatively, you can easily wrap them up and take them with you to work or give one to your kid as a treat while they’re at school – they’re just a great, all-round snack to enjoy at any time or place. 

So, why not try making your own spiced pumpkin donuts to use up your pumpkin pie filling, no matter how much you have left! 

3. Mini Pumpkin Pies

This recipe is definitely one to try out if you also have some left over pie crusts so you can stop yourself from wasting more than just some filling.

You will be left with as many mini pumpkin pies as you can make with your leftovers and these can easily be handed out as small snacks or even frozen to be eaten at a later date. 

Mini pumpkin pies are great because they can easily be stored in your freezer or fit into your kid’s lunchbox – or even serve as a treat to serve at small gatherings. They’re very versatile and help reduce waste so it’s a win win! 

4. Pumpkin Cookies

Everybody loves cookies and they’re super quick and easy to make at home. This makes them a classic, standard dessert – and one of America’s favorite snacks! 

So, if you have any leftover pumpkin pie filling, you can easily use it to help add a great sweet flavor to your cookies without needing to add tons of sugar and chocolate chips.

All you have to do is fold the leftover pumpkin pie filling into the dough when making your cookies – it’s that simple! 

This is great because you can add any amount of filling ranging from just a small amount to enough to help make a batch of super sweet pumpkin cookies.

So, no matter how much pumpkin pie filling you have leftover, making pumpkin cookies is sure to use it all up! 

5. Pumpkin French Toast

French toast is a delicious breakfast recipe but you can also enhance the flavor by using your pumpkin pie filling to bring more sweetness and variety to your morning!  

It’s also super easy to do. All you have to do is add the leftover pumpkin pie filling to the custard while you are blending together the eggs and milk.

This will help you make a creamy custard that is packed with additional flavor. Then, the custard will be soaked into your bread, infusing it with all the amazing flavors of pumpkin pie

Add as much pumpkin pie filling as you like but be careful not to over sweeten your breakfast. You may need to make more than one portion (depending on how much filling you have to use) and share with your family. 

6. Pumpkin Dip

This recipe is definitely one to try out if you want something super quick and easy to use up your leftover pumpkin pie filling. 

All you need is some Cool Whip and Greek yogurt to combine with your leftover pumpkin pie filling.

Once it’s all combined and smooth, you will be left with a sweet dip that is perfect for dipping cookies, pretzels, or other fruits into (such as slices of apples or pears).

Alternatively, you can use this dip as a sweet spread on morning biscuits, breakfast bars, toast or sandwiches. 

Basically, you can use your pumpkin pie filling to make a super sweet dip that is perfect for lunchtime snacks or party treats. Make as much as you want and store the rest in the refrigerator to be eaten later.

This helps reduce waste and ensures you use up every leftover you have! 

Final Thoughts 

As you can see, there are tons of recipes you can try out using your leftover pumpkin pie filling.

Most of them are for desserts or sweet treats and this is because your pumpkin pie filling will already contain a lot of sugar which makes it not suitable for more savory dishes like pumpkin soup. 

So, think about what treats you prefer from the list above and give them a try next time you have leftover pumpkin pie filling! 

Mark Williams