The Guinness World Record For The Largest Pumpkin Pie Is Truly Colossal

Could there ever be such a thing as too much pumpkin pie? Whether you're a fan of the sweet and iconic autumn treat or not, you may be amazed to know that on September 25, 2010, pumpkin pie history was made. On this day in New Bremen, Ohio, dozens of trained pastry chefs joined forces with the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers to create the stuff of dreams: the World's Largest Pumpkin Pie. Officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the second-largest pie ever made (coming up short of a potato pie baked in Peru on July 16, 2004 (via Guinness World Records), this remarkable confection clocked in with a 20-foot diameter and a weight of 3,699 pounds (per Guinness World Records).

According to The Daily Standard, the gargantuan pie was made from a whopping 187 cans of pumpkin, as well as over 200 dozen eggs, over 100 gallons of evaporated milk, and 525 pounds of sugar, and provided 5,000 servings (although Pumpkin Nook claimed it produced over 3000 pieces). The pie also featured 3 pounds of pumpkin pie spice, 7 pounds of salt, and 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, per The Daily Standard.

How 40 pastry chefs teamed up to make the world's biggest pumpkin pie

Using an improvised oven crafted from foundation blocks (via Candle Bake Shop) as part of the 2010 New Bremen Pumpkinfest, a group of intrepid pastry professionals donned in white coats and hats worked together to combine the ingredients (via Pumpkin Nook). According to Candle Bake Shop and The Daily Standard, after hours of painstakingly assembling a crust made from 440 sheets of dough, per Candle Bake Shop, mixing the creamy filling on a massive scale, and enduring the excruciating wait, the Pumpkin Growers revealed the pie that outdid their previous 2005 record, which was 12 feet across and 2,020 pounds. In total, the latest record-shattering pie took around 13 hours to bake, perhaps further flavoring the seasonal treat with a sprinkle of sweet anticipation and wonder (via The Daily Standard).

It's difficult to say how many traditional pumpkin pies one would have to bake in order to render 5,000 slices. At the end of the day, this type of undertaking may be best left to the zealous professionals. However, if you're looking for ways to take your (individual) seasonal baking game to the next level, you'll want to check out these easy hacks to elevate your pumpkin pie.