Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 27th, 2009

The table was set… the pies were made… I awaited my friends…

Unable to go home because of school, three of my friends came over to share thanksgiving with me… we split up the menu and served up quite a feast

After finishing dinner… we sat around talking and sipping wine… ending our evening with some delicious desserts…

In my family, we always make a ton of pies… often there is a pie a person… Pumpkin, Pine Nut, Chocolate Chess and Pecan…This year, I made pie crust for the first time without my mother’s help!  Success!  I decided to make the chocolate chess and the pecan.  After seeing Emily’s recent post, I deviated from my mother’s recipe and added 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste to the pecan recipe.  Delicious!  I’m sending these over to Joelen’s Event Tasty Tools featuring rolling pins… Happy Thanksgiving!

Ginny’s Mom’s Pie Crust
(makes a 9 in pie crust)
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Crisco
Pinch of Salt

Cut the Crisco into the flour and salt using 2 knives or a pastry cutter until mealy. Take 3 tablespoons of the mixture and put int a cup. Stir in enough cold water until you have a paste. Dump the paste into the flour mixture and blend by hand until forms a ball. DO NOT KNEAD IT! Roll out between 2 layers of wax paper.

Chocolate Chess Pie
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar (do not pack)
1 tablespoonful flour
2 unbeaten eggs
1/2 egg shell of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 stick margarine (melted)
1 square chocolate (melted)

Mix all ingredients together and bake in an unbaked pie shell at 350 degrees about 35 minutes.

Pecan Pie
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 teasp. salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 1/2 cup pecans half

Mix in all the ingredients but the pecans. Stir in pecans. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake until set and shell is nicely browned at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

4 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!!!”

  1. The Thanksgiving Feast! at Just Get Floury on November 27, 2009 7:16 pm

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  2. VeggieGirl on November 28, 2009 5:17 am

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! :)

  3. Mom on December 3, 2009 8:04 pm

    Wow! Beautiful tablescape! The pies look delicious. We missed you but it looks like you made your own wonderful feast.

  4. Culinary Mad Libs WINNER! at Just Get Floury on April 28, 2010 9:09 pm

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