Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Pre-Holiday chores got y'all stressed out?
Click HERE and be magically delivered to Grandma's house.

50 pound turkey? Check. Bushel of sweet taters? Check. Crispy, crunchy runner beans? Oh, yeah. Half dozen pie pumpkins? Hmmm. Pumpkin Pie? That was soooo last year.... try baking up one of these goodies instead!

Bourbon Pecan Sweet Tater Pie
  • 1 frozen pie shell
  • 2 cups roasted sweet potatoes, peeled and shmooshed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
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  • 1 cup toasted pecans (stove top, minute or two, teflon pan)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
1) Pre-bake your pie crust for about 10 minutes @ 425 (F).
2) Toss the top list into a large bowl. Grab your trusty mixer and beat until fluffy.
3) Pour into the pie shell and bake @ 375 (F) for 20 minutes.
4) Mix up the nuts, butter and maple syrup. Pour over the pie. Pop it back in the oven for another 25-30 minutes.
5) Have a slice. Or two. Or, three! Hey, it's the holidays. Enjoy it while ya can.

Here's to a lovely holiday, this proverbial calm before the storm.

Happy Thanksgiving to One & All.


* If you click that top link, you'll receive your very own Thanksgiving card from me to you, designed by Jacquie Lawson, a goddess among card creators, even if she does make me pay for a subscription.
** This yummy dessert is adapted from a recipe I discovered on allrecipes.com. Mine, naturally, contains more booze. (Just kidding. That was a test to see if you're actually reading this post...)




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14 comments:

Johnnny said...

Hi from Johnnny up in Fargo. I enjoyed your Thanksgiving post and recipe. Any pie with booze can't be all bad. At the end of the animated card, the horse is left standing outside. Seems like the horse should get to go into the barn to eat some hay or have a drink. Speaking of drink, I need to make some coffee. Have a nice holiday season.

Johnnny said...

Hi from Johnnny up in Fargo. I enjoyed your Thanksgiving post and recipe. Any pie with booze can't be all bad. At the end of the animated card, the horse is left standing outside. Seems like the horse should get to go into the barn to eat some hay or have a drink. Speaking of drink, I need to make some coffee. Have a nice holiday season.

Lona said...

The pie sounds so yummy Kate.
Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving too.

Melanie said...

Kate, that pie sounds scrumptious. Happy Thanksgiving.

ProfessorRoush said...

Wish that picture was my home Kate. Just gorgeous. Happy thanksgiving!

Tufa Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kate!

Rose said...

The pie sounds delicious! My daughter made a pumpkin crunch dessert with pecans this year instead of the traditional pie--minus any alcohol, though:)

Jacquie Lawson's cards are so beautiful...Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too, Kate!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Johnnny!
Enjoy your coffee and keep warm up there in the frigid north! :)

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lona!

I hope you have a marvelous celebration.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thx, Melanie;

Where are you off too this winter? Keep me posted on AK escape plans. :))


Happy Thanksgiving.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Prof!

I call dibs on that imaginary home. :))

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Tufa!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Rose!

That crunchy pumpkin thing sounds dee-lish! Will she share the recipe?

cadastru bucuresti said...

I like this recipe a lot, it is one of my favourites now after i`ve tried it yesterday and it was very good, thanks for sharing and also thanks for your good explanations.