Friday, November 28, 2008


I really can't decide...which is my favorite part of Thanksgiving? Pie? Mashed potatoes? Stuffing? Turkey? Yes, all of it is my favorite. However, I humbly submitted to my family the idea that next year we should skip the dinner and go directly to Thanksgiving dessert. Why ever not? What better way to celebrate and give thanks for the plenty that we enjoy in our lives?! I present to you less than half of the Catherall/Housley/Harmon/Fossen/Janeway Thanksgiving dessert table:

I think it came out to 1 pie for every 3 people. Pretty good odds.

My contribution was these:

Which looked like this in the making:

My most beautiful pie yet (and tasty, to boot):

I've made both of these pies before, but with different crusts. This time I made them with my new and improved crust and they were deee-licious. The Rich Chocolate Pecan is honestly one of the simplest pies in the world. And the Cherry-Chocolate...what can I say? Cherry pie is up there on my dessert list right next to Crème Brûlée. The only thing I can think of that could make cherry pie even better? Chocolate. Yum.

Notes to self:
  • When doubling the crust recipe, use this bowl:

I had to move the contents into this after trying to mix them in a different bowl (to no avail).
  • Egg Nog Pumpkin Pie. Remember it.

Next up: I'm going to try to add ground almonds to my crust this week for a nut crust. And fill it with some sort of chocolate pudding to make my own concoction: Chocolate Almond Pie. Could be either disastrous or delicious, stay tuned to find out which it is!

1 comment:

shannon said...

you're inspiring. and i miss you too, so PLEASE come over when i make christmas candy (which will indeed include rum balls.)