This Restaurant Makes “Clear Pumpkin Pie,” And People Have A Lot Questions

Lindsay Weglarz
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(Photo: Instagram / grant_achatz)

Thanksgiving is all about traditions, but sometimes a traditional Thanksgiving is boring. Cue the clear pumpkin pie.

Yes, this really is a slice of pumpkin pie. While it may look like Jell-O, the creator Simon Davies assures that it “melts away” like a regular slice of pumpkin pie. The thin crust and dollop of whipped cream are the only parts that he was unable to make see through. You can grab a piece at Chicago’s famous restaurant Alinea. However, you need to get reservations ASAP, because it is one of the 12 restaurants to be awarded three Michelin stars.

The restaurant is known for its unusual dining experiences, and the owner, Grant Achantz, is known for being a molecular gastronomer. There is currently one seasonally based menu that offers 18-22 courses, and a typical meal takes about four hours to finish. 

Davies recently talked more about the pie and revealed it is a “distillation of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and clove,” which is a fancy way of saying that the pie looks and tastes delicious AF.