Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

Our only treat of Halloween :) It made our night :)

1 recipe of baked pie crust (I use "Pillsbury Pie Crust")
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1&3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1&1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the crust according to the instruction on "Pillsbury Pie Crust" . Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Beat in eggs. Gradually stir in half-and-half or light cream.
Pour pumpkin mixture into baked pie crust. Cover edge of the crust to prevent overbrowning. Bake 45 minutes. Cool completely. Serve with whipped cream.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Thanksgiving meal, so holidayish :)

6 sweet potatoes, cooked and drained
1&1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1&1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup oats
3 tbsp flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1&1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup crushed pecans
3/4 cup shredded coconut
mini marshmallows

    Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Prepare a 13*9 baking dish with cooking spray.  Mix cooked sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and melted butter in a large bowl with a mixer. Pour sweet potato mixture into the baking pan.
    Mix topping ingredients ans sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture.
    Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows on top, then bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or until marshmallows are light brown.