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Smarter Than Your Average Pumpkin Pie Recipe #sponsored #cartonsmart

by Jenn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to help our planet.  I mean we only have this one, it’s awesome, my kids will grow up here, and venture off into adulthood.  We have to do anything we can to help take care of the beautiful place we live on.  If everyone was to do their part we could accomplish so much.  Which is why I am excited to talk to you about being carton smart!  If you’re not sure what I am talking about, they are called Tetra Pak Carton Packages, and we can use them to replace many things that are normally in cans.

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Check out this awesome Pumpkin Pie Recipe where I was able to replace the pumpkin pie filling that I would typically use, which comes in a can for something a little better for our planet.

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Smarter Than Your Average Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2/ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ of a teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ½ of a teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box of 16oz of the Carton Smart Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 pie crusts

Direction

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all your dry ingredients, beat in eggs and mix.
  • Stir in evaporated milk, and Pacific Organic Pumpkin Pie
  • Cook for 45 minutes or until your pie is completely done.

Tetra Paks are here to help us make one small step that can accomplish big things.  If we were all to take one small set like using Tetra Paks we could accomplish a whole lot.

Why use Tetra Pak’s?

  • They are 70% paper
  • Made from a renewable resource
  • Harvested from regrown trees that are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
  • Save space and store nicely
  • Packaging process helps to preserve the flavor and nutrients.  Not to mention there are not all those preservatives.

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Did I mention that the Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree I used in the Smarter Pumpkin Pie recipe is also gluten free, dairy free, low in sodium, fat free, vegan, and tasted fabulous?

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56 comments

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md kennedy January 11, 2014 - 6:38 pm

I didn’t know you could get such things as jellies and pumpkin in asceptic packages, but this is great! I love asceptic for juices and broths, and even do use the organic Pacific regularly. I’ll have to keep an eye out for their other products.

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Tanya Holland January 11, 2014 - 6:42 pm

I have never heard of these before. I usually just buy all the stuff in cans but this is a great idea. My family loves pumpkin pie too, so I might try this out.

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M.Clark January 11, 2014 - 8:24 pm

This is great, must give this recipe a try. I’m looking forward to making the switch from cans to cartons. Thank you for this post/recipe.

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nenasinclair January 12, 2014 - 3:50 am

I much prefer tetra paks over cans. And I LOVE pumpkin pie! All year round!

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Shannon January 12, 2014 - 5:40 am

I think that more items should be put into these packages, the taste is certainly better. I also think that more things should come in glass containers.

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Stephen January 12, 2014 - 11:30 am

Thanks for the recipe on easy to make pumpkin pies. And they are healthy!

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stephanie January 12, 2014 - 11:30 am

That is pretty cool! I had never heard of this! I really like how it is gluten free! That would make for trying to make a gluten free pumpkin pie a lot easier!

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Mary Rogers January 12, 2014 - 2:13 pm

I love pumpkin pie it is a must have for Thanksgiving. But I always cheat and make it the easiest way possible.

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Christina A. January 12, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Glad to see some awareness coming out about this type of packaging! I’m always up for doing anything that I can to save the planet! Food from asceptic packaging tastes much better than from a can as well!

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Ashley F January 12, 2014 - 8:40 pm

I love Pacific brand and I found a great pumpkin soup recipe last fall that this would be perfect for!

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kathy ophelan January 13, 2014 - 12:06 am

Ive never heard of these products before. And I never realized pumpkin pie was so easy to make. thanks for the info!

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javiera olivares hernandez January 13, 2014 - 12:35 am

i will try this recipe!

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Chelsea January 13, 2014 - 11:25 pm

This is such a great idea 🙂

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Kathleen January 14, 2014 - 12:20 am

I’ll have to keep an eye out for the pumpkin puree next time at the store. It’s nice to know Pacific’s packaging is just as great as their products

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Cheryl Fisher January 15, 2014 - 9:03 am

I’ve tried Pacific products and I really like their taste. Knowing they are gluten free and healthy is an added bonus. The pumpkin pie look delish.

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Emily Chui January 15, 2014 - 2:31 pm

I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds delicious!

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Debi H. January 15, 2014 - 8:20 pm

I use Pacific brand products but I had no idea that they sell pureed pumpkin. I like the idea of the Tetra Pak Cartons…they are also easier to open!

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Karen January 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm

You know, that explains why so many items came in cartons at the health food store that I used to work at! It’s nice to know that companies were thinking about the environment and the dangers of chemicals leeching into my food long before I was! Thanks for the info and for the delicious recipe!

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Richard Hicks January 15, 2014 - 11:57 pm

This seems like the way to go when making a pumpkin pie. Will look for it next grocery trip!

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Faith Bosnick January 16, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Wow! I didn’t realize that you could put things that are normally in cans in this type of packaging! What a great way to start recycling and saving our planet!! 😀

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slehan January 16, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I have a couple of stocks in boxes in my cupboard. Very handy.

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melisa January 17, 2014 - 1:55 am

I am seriously going to have to share this with my daughter, she loves pumpkin and she loves healthy food (right now)

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Valerie Guerrero January 17, 2014 - 1:42 pm

it sounds and looks delicious ive never tried this maybe im going to try to make it this weekend

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fotojennic January 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Ok, I was totally sold once I read .. ” 0% prefer the taste of aluminum” lol. I really do love the idea of LESS stuff being crammed into landfills.

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Jenn January 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm

I couldn’t agree more! I am all about anything I can do to help

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Trish F January 18, 2014 - 4:43 pm

I’m sold. A recent blood test showed I was high in tin and my dr. asked if I was eating a lot of canned foods. I don’t usually. A can of tuna here and some canned tomatoes there. So I have been seeking out carton alternatives and have read about how bad canned stuff can be because of the BPA lining in them. Thanks for showing us all of the carton alternatives.

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Jo-Ann Brightman January 19, 2014 - 8:51 pm

I am trying to buy more items in boxes because it is better for our planet. I agree that often it tastes better too. I didn’t realize that pumpkin puree came in a box.

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Jayne Townsley January 20, 2014 - 7:05 am

I am going to look for the jellied cranberry. I love it but the can does leave a distinctive and unpleasant flavor.

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Lisa Schweizer January 20, 2014 - 7:54 am

What an awesome recipe! I have never heard of these products before, what a great idea for an alternative:)

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Valerie Guerrero January 20, 2014 - 11:02 am

this is a great idea i never knew you can make it like this

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Lisa R January 21, 2014 - 8:36 pm

never heard of this brand, I must look for it….I wonder if Shoprite sells it?

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Richard Hicks January 21, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Need to pick up a couple of these. Pumpkin pie is one of my favs year round!

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Christina Marie January 22, 2014 - 12:59 am

Cartons are a great idea, but I wonder if their shelf life is as long as cans? Thanks for sharing!

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courtney b January 22, 2014 - 1:52 pm

wow organic and in a box! could it possibly be good? guess i will try it!!

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Tina Bredbury January 22, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Great idea, and I knew nothing about it. Thanks for sharing!

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peggy fedison January 22, 2014 - 7:11 pm

I just saved it and am going to make it next thanksgiving. yummm sounds so delish .. cant wait

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Mai Tran January 23, 2014 - 1:12 am

Sounds good, must try some weekend.

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Debbie Welchert January 23, 2014 - 1:39 pm

This is the first time I have heard of this kind of packaging for pumpkin. I will have to look for it at the Supermarket and give it a try. I do buy my chicken and beef stock in cartons.

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Cassandra Davis January 24, 2014 - 11:34 pm

I’ll be making this for the weekend, thanks!

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Tamarae Ellis (@tammywho) January 25, 2014 - 12:19 am

This packaging is awesome. I have seen it for chicken broth but never realized that it wasn’t a box! lol Thanks for sharing!

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Heather Reitz Bollinger January 25, 2014 - 10:13 am

Not only does the packaging itself look like it would be better for the environment, but it looks like being stored in such a container would make the food itself a much healthier alternative than coming from a can! Plus, it looks like it would fit more easily and be more shelf-stable and practical. Thanks for presenting these options and introducing us to this organic line! 🙂

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Jennifer January 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Healthy for us and healthy for the environment. A win-win!

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thomas ticknor January 26, 2014 - 2:05 am

What great information. I have never heard of Pacific but I am going to look for them the next time I am at the store. Thanks for sharing such useful information.

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rebeccabasset January 27, 2014 - 2:06 am

Wow as for Trish’s comment above I didn’t know that you could be high in Tin, makes me want to switch right away! Thanks for the Post, Review, and the Recipe, I will definitely look for this Product.

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Marilyn Nawara January 27, 2014 - 10:27 am

Great recipe — going to try this next time I make a pumpkin pie.

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mysweetiepiepie January 28, 2014 - 11:48 am

I’ve been starting to buy cartons more and more as I hear more and more scary things about canned food.

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Jeri Accardo January 29, 2014 - 6:22 pm

I WISH PEOPLE WOULD THINK ABOUT THE PLANET MORE. AND THE PRESERVATIVES, I HATE THEM!

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curiouskit10 February 1, 2014 - 10:08 am

That’s a decent point. I always think of metal containers as earth-friendly because they recycle so efficiently, but since they’re such a wreck to obtain and not enough companies use recycled metal, this is way better. Pumpkin Pie is my absolutely favorite, thank you for picking it for a recipe.

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Christina Strapp February 1, 2014 - 7:55 pm

I have never heard of this brand or see any of these in the store.

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Dorothy Boucher February 2, 2014 - 12:37 am

this is simply amazing, and to know its gluten free on top of that.. i really don’t know how you find all this good stuff but pumpkin pie just happens to be my favorite yum 🙂 thanks for sharing @tisonlyme143

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ANN*H February 2, 2014 - 1:55 am

I think I heard about these products before but never seen them in any of the stores that I shop in my area. Sounds really better for us health wise too

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Heather Swarthout February 2, 2014 - 10:58 am

The fact that they are organic makes me feel so much better about buying this stuff! I don’t like canned food but I do have some sitting in my cupboards. I’d rather have these cartons!

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lisa February 23, 2014 - 1:36 pm

I haven’t made pumpkin pie in quite a while. I love the smell as it’s cooking.

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lisa March 24, 2014 - 12:13 pm

I prefer the cartons. They take up less space and can be recycled.

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lisa April 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

I wish all companies would use these containers. It would be better for the planet.

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Edna Williams December 9, 2015 - 8:05 pm

I have never heard of these products. This brand sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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