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Zebra Pumpkin Pie
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3.67 from 3 votes

Zebra-Striped Pumpkin Pie

A totally unique and impressive pumpkin pie with black stripes made using activated charcoal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: activated charcoal, pumpkin pie, striped pumpkin pie recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Stef


  • 30 ounces pumpkin puree two 15 ounce cans, make sure to use pureed pumpkin rather than pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 28 ounces sweetened condensed milk two 14 ounce cans
  • 4 large large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal
  • 3 tablespoons water hot
  • 1 pie crust placed in a 9 1/2 inch, deep dish pie pan


  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, sweetened condensed milk, and eggs until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, mix activated charcoal and water until fully combined. Wear an apron as activated charcoal is messy!
  • Divide pumpkin pie batter into two bowls with equal amounts of batter in each.
  • Mix the activated charcoal slurry into one of the batter bowls until the batter turns uniformly black.
  • Pour a little bit of the orange batter into the center of the pie crust. The amount you pour will determine how thin or thick your stripes are. I did very little at a time, hence my very thin stripes.
  • Pour some of the black batter into the center of the orange batter.
  • Keep alternating colors until all of the batter is used.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350 F and continue to bake for for another 65 minutes or until the pie is just barely jiggly in the very center.
  • Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate at least four hours before slicing. 


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 11285IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 1.8mg