Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pumpkin Delight

This is a nice, but very rich, alternative to pumpkin pie. It is a little like a pumpkin pudding with a buttery crust on top. I think it is absolutely delicious. My 2 year old loves it, too. She calls it "Punk."

Pumpkin Delight

Beat together:

5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 29 ounce can pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.

Sprinkle over the top:

1 standard sized yellow cake mix (butter flavor is REALLY good)

Thinly sliver 2 sticks of butter and lay on top of the cake mix.

Sprinkle over the butter 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional, I don't).

Bake at 300 F for 1-1 1/2 hours until set (no butter pooling on top) and crust is a nice dark golden color.

Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Warm regards,


Thanksgiving Menu

Here is the menu for Thanksgiving at our house.

roasted turkey (15 pounds)
sage dressing (some in the bird and some in a pan)
pan gravy
mashed potatoes (Yukon golds)
sweet potato casserole (lots of marshmallows)
green bean casserole
cloverleaf rolls
cranberry relish
stuffed eggs
olives, pickles
orange fluff
apple pie
German chocolate pecan pie

This is a very traditional menu for us. The only new additions this year are the pies. After 16 years of marriage, I just found out my husband likes pecan pie. I was going to make a Pumpkin Delight, which I like better than pie, but I my husband doesn't really like it. I think I will post the recipe for you in case you want to make one yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm regards,