Turkey season is quickly approaching as students across campus get ready to celebrate a well-deserved long weekend with family and friends. Thanksgiving's a time to sit down and remember everything we take for granted. Whether that's all the support we get from friends, co-workers and family or the fact that we have the opportunity to pursue post secondary studies. Thanksgiving is also a time of classic, tasty deserts. In particular most people turn to baking pies. Whether its whipping up that pumpkin pie you've been waiting all year for or another crazy combination of ingredients, pies are a staple when it comes to Thanksgiving dinners. Below are two of my favourite Thanksgiving pie recipes.
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
2 packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1, 9-inch, prepared graham cracker crust
1/2 can of pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup of frozen cool whip
How do you make a pumpkin pie even better? You add cream cheese of course! This delicious delicacy is a perfect addition to any thanksgiving menu. To begin preheat the oven to 325 F. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat the mixture until it is smooth. Blend in each of the eggs one at a time. Proceed to remove 1 cup of the batter and spread it on the bottom of the graham cracker crust. Once the batter is spread add the pumpkin puree and nutmeg to the remaining mixture. Proceed to spread the rest of the batter into the graham cracker crust. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Once the pie is cool refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Once chilled, serve with cool whip and enjoy!
Classic Pumpkin Pie
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1, 9-inch, graham cracker crust
There's noting like sitting down at the Thanksgiving table and seeing that delicious, plump pumpkin pie just sitting there. Despite it being made only around Thanksgiving and Christmas, pumpkin pie is fairly easy to make. To begin preheat the oven to 350 F. Whisk together the pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in a large bowl. After a few minutes of mixing the ingredients pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Bake the pie for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Once cool, refrigerate the pie for at least 3 hours.
Once it is chilled, cut and serve!
These two pie recipes are sure to spice up your thanksgiving dinner this year. Whether its the Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake or the Classic Pumpkin Pie, your sure to get your pumpkin craving filled this year. Bake a pie, sit back and enjoy your long weekend!