Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Monday

Have eaten the following today:

2 hot crossed buns
goldfish crackers
carrot sticks
Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted chocolate bar ~ new fave. Seriously. Awesome.
Peanut granola bar

And then there was....

Roasted pumpkin, destined to be cheesecake

Oh my. More, please.

Cream 500g cream cheese with spices (I used Epicure's new pumpkin cheesecake spice mix) Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time. Add  2 cups pure pumpkin puree, beat until smooth. Set aside. For crust, mix 1 1/3 cups of graham cracker crumbs with 1/3 cup of butter and press into a spring-form pan.  Pour in batter mixture and bake for 40 minutes (or until done) at 325. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until serving.

Cranberries, water and sugar simmering down into sauce
All that hard work... so good! Mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, squash, peas & corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce....

Jay's pumpkin pie - filling from a can, crust from scratch
My pumpkin tarts from scratch!

I used the roughly 1 cup of pumpkin puree left over from the cheesecake, added about 1/3 cup of coffee cream and a teaspoon of Epicure's pumpkin pie spice and spooned it into the (awesome) crust we made. Baked at 375 for 30 minutes.  They were very tasty - barely sweet at all, which I preferred. Hubby - not so much.  Next time, I  might add a tablespoon of brown sugar...

1 comment:

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

oh my word that looks so delicious. i think i just gained three pounds looking at the pictures, but it was worth it.