Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Best Pumpkin Pie

Isn't this pumpkin pie just lovely? Yes, yes it is. And it's as yummy as it looks! Today I went to take a test for my Family Finance class, and all I could think about was "what pie am I going to make today?" I couldn't wait to get home and make this lovely pumpkin pie! It is simply the best! 

So, although my grade suffered a little, I was dashed home to make this pie, and it definitely kept me all happy and joyful. Pie season is in full swing now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! So pull out your rolling pins and frilly aprons, this pie is so easy, and it's guaranteed to rock your world.

Pumpkin Pie
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 milk
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 Tablespoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using an electric mixer, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix until incorporated. Place rolled out pie crust in a regular, 9 inch pie pan.  Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Pull out your pie when the filling is set but the center trembles slightly (filling will set as it cools). Transfer to rack and cool completely. 

That's it! So easy and yummy! This pie is heaven topped with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Let me know if you have any comments or questions!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pear Molasses Gingerbread Cake

This cake is guaranteed to make your house smell like Christmas, and will leave your mouth wanting more and more.  As we were eating this yummy dessert yesterday, my family decided that "Christmas in your mouth" summed it up perfectly.  This cake is seriously so good, I could eat it all day (and week, and month, and year).


So, after you make this wonderful cake you must bring some to me because I love it oh so much! Hah just kidding, that's not in the directions (but it should be).  Also, if you want to go straight to heaven add a dollop of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and maybe some sliced bananas, careful, it might just put you in a coma because it's so good. 
Happy baking!

Pear Molasses Gingerbread Cake
3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups dark molasses
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup diced pear (1 medium)
1 Tablespoon chopped candied ginger
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13" glass baking pan.
2. Sift and stir well together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy.  Gradually add eggs and sugar and beat with an electric mixer on high until batter is light in color and texture. Slowly beat in molasses.
4. Add flour mixture and stir with a spoon until it's just combined. You don't want to over mix this cake.
5. Stir in boiling water slowly, mixing well, then add diced pear and candied ginger.
6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.