Monday, November 14, 2011

{Recipes} Three Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Try

Last time the husband and I had Thanksgiving dinner with my family we were informed that there would be no pumpkin pie because certain family members decided that since they don't like it; nobody would be having it.  I don't know how you would feel, but I was sorely disappointed!  (I was especially disappointed because I love sweets, and the only dessert made available was Rice Krispie Treats.  No offense to Krispie Treat lovers out there, but Thanksgiving just isn't right when the meal doesn't end in something named "Pumpkin" or "Pie")

This year, I feel bound and determined to change everyone's minds about the traditional treat.  I've been grabbing up cans of pumpkin puree ever since they hit the shelves, and started testing out recipes yesterday. (More to come on that later)  While, I'm not sure I've found the perfect recipe yet, here are a few that have caught my attention as possible contenders to try out:

Why not try a new twist on the traditional pie with this Jamaican Spiced Pumpkin Pie from Baked By Rachel.  I bet the use of coconut milk, ginger and spiced rum would go surprisingly well  with the pureed pumpkin.

I know some people don't care much for pie crust.  Perhaps this graham flour and rolled oat encrusted Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe from The Healthy Foodie would work?

If all else fails, I just may have to pull out these cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting from Une Deux Senses.  Seriously, who would dislike a cupcake?

How does your family top off Thanksgiving dinner?  Pie or no pie?  Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan or Minced?  I need to know how to avoid another Rice Krispie disaster again this year!