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Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan

I like flan a lot. A lot lot. I know I have many favorite desserts, but flan really is one of my favorites. I love the creamy sweet custard and the slightly bitter sugary syrup and the dark brown top. Flan is just amazing, way better than cake or pie. I have cut and roasted two of the twelve large pumpkins we bought a couple of weeks ago. We’ve had roasted pumpkin seeds (twice), pumpkin pie pancakes, a disappointing pumpkin custard, and now an amazing pumpkin flan. As impressive as flan is, you might think it’s hard to make. It … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumb Topping

Pumpkin pie says Thanksgiving to me. It’s not my favorite pie (that would be pecan), but I’m never able to leave it off of my Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, due mostly to the thick layer of pecan crumb that I dribble over the pumpkin before baking. It could also have something to do with the whipped topping I dollop on top. This recipe and 11 others appear in Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, the ebook I published in October. All 12 will grace my table this Thursday.   Print Recipe Pumpkin Pie with … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping – Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Originally posted on October 20, 2008 I love pecan pie, Dear Reader. I mean, I adore it. I wish I could live on pecan pie, but I don’t know if my teeth and hips could stand such a diet. Pumpkin pie, not so much. I like it enough, but I don’t love it. That’s not true. I do love it when it’s mounded with 2 cups of Cool Whip, but then it sort of ceases to be pumpkin pie and is really just pumpkin-y whipped topping, so I don’t think that counts. Anyway, when I started having my family’s Thanksgiving … Read more

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Fall and pumpkins are synonymous, aren’t they? If you add football and colored leaves to the mix, I’d say you have my perfect fall day. This time of year, we see pumpkins everywhere – pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cookies. Yesterday morning, Joe ordered pumpkin pancakes topped with whipped cream are our favorite breakfast spot. At the time, I thought, “I should figure out how to make those at home” because they were considerably more expensive than regular pancakes. And they were fabulous. The same day, in the afternoon, my dear friend Allie, said on Twitter that she was … Read more

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

turtle pumpkin pie

I love doctoring up my recipes. I frequently take something normal, like a chocolate cake mix, and tweak it here and there until it becomes a magnificently rich and glorious creation. That makes everyone who eats it gain fifteen pounds. Instantly. I found this recipe in the Holiday 2008 edition Kraft’s Food & Family Magazine. The original recipe was a tweaked pumpkin pie, and then I tweaked it again. The results have been delicious. Enjoy!   Print Recipe Turtle Pumpkin Pie Servings Ingredients 1 pie crust1 cup caramel ice cream topping plus 2 tablespoons, divided1 cup pecans plus 2 tablespoons, … Read more

Gourmet Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping

pumpkin pie with pecan topping

I love pecan pie, Dear Reader. I mean, I adore it. I wish I could live on pecan pie, but I don’t know if my teeth and hips could stand such a diet. Pumpkin pie, not so much. I like it enough, but I don’t love it. Well, I love it when it’s mounded with 2 cups of Cool Whip, but then it sort of ceases to be pumpkin pie and is really just pumpkin-y whipped topping, so I don’t think that counts. Anyway, when I started having my family’s Thanksgiving celebration at my house, I set out to find … Read more