How To: Make a Mega Dangerous PIE-Rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert

Make a Mega Dangerous PIE-Rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert

Why can't Thanksgiving be a celebration of fireworks, too?

This year, it can be with an innocent looking pumpkin pie that erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! In fact, the pie filling is actually a flammable mixture of sugar and potassium nitrate, which was made using the same process as my DIY smoke flares with fuses.


This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be duplicated. This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professionals. Use of video content is at own risk.

How the Pie-Rotechnic Dessert Is Made

The "pie filling" composition is nothing more that a 60% / 40% mix by weight of KNO3 (potassium nitrate) and sugar. I used a digital scale to measure the ingredients, then shook them together in a large mixing bowl to ensure uniform composition. Then, the mixture was cooked on medium heat, while stirring as often as was required, until the mix became light brown in color, and the consistence of pie filling.

As said before, the process of making the filling is the exact same as demonstrated in a previous video on how to make smoke flares.

It takes a considerable amount of composition to fill a large pie crust, which means a lot more stored energy waiting to be released! One fan on Facebook said that this is the pie that "burns its own calories!" I agree.

It's worth mentioning that although one of the main ingredients is sugar, the fuel is not edible. Remember that this video was for entertainment purposes only, and isn't intended to be duplicated, and definitely not intended to be a real dessert for Thanksgiving dinner!

Happy Holidays from Grant Thompson - "The King of Random."

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