Elevate store-bought pie with baker Maya-Camille Broussard

The owner of Justice of the Pies shares her tips to amp up store-bought pumpkin pie for an impressive dessert.

Capital One wants to help you “Elevate the Everyday” so you can do more of what you enjoy doing—even when you’re spending more time at home. We’re bringing you personal hacks, tips and tricks for all the things you love doing—all brought to you by professional tastemakers and trendsetters. 

For Capital One’s Elevate the Everyday series, Justice of the Pies owner Maya-Camille Broussard shares her tips to make a store-bought pumpkin pie totally delicious in three different ways. Broussard’s tips will help you spend less time making desserts and more time doing what you enjoy: eating them.

Broussard founded her shop in honor of her late father, who was a defense attorney with a passion for anything with a crust. Now she’s on a mission to impact the lives of people she works with, providing instruction on nutritional development and basic cooking skills, and encouraging creativity in the kitchen. 

Follow along with Broussard or get crazy with your creations. Either way, store-bought pie is about to be elevated.

Justice of the Pies owner Maya-Camille Broussard stands behind a table showcasing three decorated pumpkin pies.

How to elevate pumpkin pie three ways:

 No. 1: Marshmallows and cranberry sauce 

  1. Spread cranberry sauce over the top of the pie. 
  2. Sprinkle marshmallows to cover.  
  3. You can toast the marshmallows if you’d like for about 60 seconds in an oven set at 350º. Easy and delicious!

No. 2: Caramel and fudge  

  1. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the pie.  
  2. Drizzle fudge over the top as well.  
  3. Add pecans for texture. Broussard chops hers, but you can leave them whole if you’d like. Remember, this is your own pie creation.  

No. 3: Whipped cream and candy 

  1. Spray whipped cream all over the top of the pie, as high as you’d like. 
  2. Give it some texture by chopping up chocolate-covered toffee and then sprinkling it over the top. 
  3. Finish it all off with some chocolate chips on top of the toffee, and you’ve got a whole new pie going on. 

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