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Fact or Fiction: Translucent pumpkin pie?

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 16:43:13-05

(KGTV) - Does a picture going around online really show a clear pumpkin pie?

Yes, although it's a couple years old.

The unusual pie is the work of Chicago chef Simon Davies who is a master of molecular gastronomy.

In 2017, he used a rotary evaporator to turn pumpkin pie filling into water vapor.

That vapor was then collected and put into a clear gelatin along with sugar.

The result was a clear pumpkin pie that reportedly tasted amazingly close to the real thing.