Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and to eat delicious food. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, they're all classics on practically every dinner table.
But perhaps the most beloved part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dessert, more specifically pumpkin pie. Other than apple pie, you could argue that pumpkin pie is the most iconic American dessert.
It's the perfect way to end a big meal. It's also good for breakfast the next morning, if you're curious.
But one restaurant in Chicago has decided they needed to "re-vamp" the pumpkin pie. Now, I'll admit that there are some pretty great ways to change up a classic pumpkin pie, like cheesecakes, pie bombs, and individual pies.
This restaurant took it too far, though.
Simon Davis, chef de cuisine at three-Michelin-star restaurant Alinea in Chicago, introduced a "clear" pumpkin pie as part of his fall menu.
Davis posted a video of the pie on Instagram, and it's actually really tiny.
There's no actual description of the pie, but it seems to be a normal crust with gelatin (presumably pumpkin flavored) on the inside, with a tiny dollop of whipped cream on top.
The pie is making the rounds on social media, and the reviews are pretty mixed.
I don't understand what this is or how it happened https://t.co/oOiJwav5Xi— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) October 26, 2017
CLEARly the winner of all pumpkin desserts this year. https://t.co/xetK1FOXbv— foodbeast.com (@foodbeast) October 26, 2017
Wow! Clear pumpkin pie. An elegant, sumptuous spin on an American fall classic. https://t.co/kA54hoDMuG— Darrin Nordahl (@DarrinNordahl) October 22, 2017
alinea is so annoying. that's not "surrealist" pumpkin pie, it's a TINY SLICE OF SEE-THROUGH JELLO!— elisaDEATH shermWORM (@shermanelis) October 24, 2017
No. Just no.— Elizabeth (@BettiPalm1) October 22, 2017
wow give me a clear pumpkin pie pronto— bella (@Abbysuxxx_) October 27, 2017
"Your scientists were so preoccupied with if they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."https://t.co/e1BIbbZ2mr— Petty Ruxpin (@N7aryn) October 26, 2017
I don't really like Jell-O anyways, but this just seems wrong! What do you think?