This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

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Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats; considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar;  dates and raisins; and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.

No heavy construction equipment necessary.

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