Clear Pumpkin Pie Is a Transparent Take on the Fall Favorite Dessert

If you’ve watched Chef’s Table on Netflix, you’re familiar with Grant Achatz’s restaurant Alinea. The restaurant with three Michelin stars has a reputation for inventive presentation. They’ve done things like use pillows on plates to release certain scents to enhance the dish. So, it comes as no surprise that chef Simon Davies has come up with a unique and transparent take on the classic fall favorite dessert: clear pumpkin pie. Behold this tiny, bizarre beauty:

Pumpkin pie for the fall menu. #surrealism

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This slice of wobbly magic came to our attention through Twitter, and I’m drooling. I thought water cake was a creative idea, but this pumpkin pie tops it because, pumpkin. Not that I’ve tried either of them.

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Davies explained to a curious Instagrammer that the slightly gelled pie is a “distillation of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and clove.” It’s supposed to be a melt in your mouth snack, with most of the texture coming from the crust. I’m not going to call it pumpkin pie Jell-O, but I am going to call it fancy pumpkin pie Jell-O. It doesn’t look like something I’d have the patience to attempt to replicate at home.

If you happen to snag a reservation for Alinea this fall, which is no small feat, you can try this bite-sized pumpkin pie and report back.

Do you like the gimmick of the clear pumpkin pie? Would you eat it? Bake your thoughts in the comments.

Featured Image: The Culinary Geek

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. Follow her on Twitter and keep up with her Disney food adventures on Instagram.

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