Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving: Pumpkin pie and Apple pie recipes 🎃🍎

This Thanksgiving was probably one of my favorite's because I finally satisfied my very difficult family members who are incredibly picky about food! I made two pies, one apple and one pumpkin pie both recipes I found online and LOVE! 
The apple pie was a little more difficult because I made a lattice pie crust but it was certainly delicious. I am not much of a pumpkin pie eater but I did taste it while baking and after I was done and I have to admit it tasted pretty good. I used all organic ingredients along with lots of love! You can thank me later! I am also writing this down so my kids can use this recipe when the time comes. 
Quick pictures from our Thanksgiving

Here they can thank me later
I just used a simple recipe I found online to make the crust for the bottom and the top of the pie crust. I made three batches of dough so I wouldn't run out and it was perfect. 
Pumpkin pie: 
Get an organic pumpkin (mine was from whole foods) sweet pumpkin. Cut it in half and scoop out seeds on both sides. Put it on a pan covered with aluminum foil face down and bake in oven at 400° for 40 min or a little longer until you can poke it with a fork and it's very soft. When it's done let it cool. Then scoop out the insides into a blender or food processor until smooth. 
Preheat oven to 375°


3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1.5 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp salt
1.5 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
2 cups of pumpkin purée 

Combine spices in a small bowl and sput them aside.
Put eggs in a bowl and beat slowly add cream slowly and then add sugars. No lumps.
Add puréed pumpkin to a medium saucepan and stir in egg mixture and spices. 
Stir constantly for about 10 min until it starts to thicken up on low heat. Check with thermometer to see if it reads at 150.°
Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 40-45 min test with a knife to see if it comes out clean. 
Then serve with ice cream or whip cream! 

Apple pie-

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons of flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced.
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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