Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Sweet Treats (Recipes)

Well I'm looking a little less stressed today :). I wanted to show the sweet side of our dinner. I do have a few left over turkey recipes that I can't wait to share (stay tune ... like how I suck you in to come back?)!

Today I have for you a yummy pie & a twist on a traditional dish that we usually have. I'm always looking to bring new recipes to ones that we have. Oh yes no way do I do the same thing each year (Yes again it does drive everyone nuts).

My first recipe is a yummy pie, I made the crust from the food network recipe but wasn't too impressed with it. Sorry Paula you let me down with that one! So I'm just sharing the pie recipe.
Pumpkin Ginger Pie

1 can (15 oz) pumpin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 t. grated fresh ginger
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 t. salt

1 frozen deep dish pie crust

1/2 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 9)
2 T. packed brown sugar
2 T. all purpose flour
2 T. butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place cookie sheet on oven rack. In large bowl, mix filling ingredients. Pour into pie crust.

Bake pie on cookie sheet 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees; bake 15 minutes longer. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix streusel ingredients. Sprinkle streusel over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely on cooling rack, about 3 hours. Cover and referage any remaining pie. Enjoy!!

ALEXIS NOTES: I used FF evaporated milk and whole wheat flour. I did make the crust put it just wasn't up to snuff to share.

Second is a twist on the usual Sweet Potatoes I do. This recipe was fab and I'll do it again. I used Yams (which in some places people call them sweet potatoes). I threw them in the oven and it was so easy to peel the skin right off.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow & Pecan Topping

Sweet Potatoes:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

1. Bake sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until tender.

2. Peel and mash the baked sweet potatoes. Add sugar, eggs, milk, salt, melted butter and maple syrup. Mix well and transfer into a greased 9×13-inch dish.

3. Mix the brown sugar, flour, melted butter and pecans in a separate bowl. Crumble mixture evenly over sweet potatoes in diagonal rows.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Add mini marshmallows to alternate rows and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used yams, sugar substitute, wheat flour and they were out of the mini marshmallows so I took big ones and cut them up!

Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays


  1. The pumpkin ginger pie sounds like an interesting twist. I think I'd like it.

    I tried a new recipe for sweet potatoes, too, but it didn't turn out the way I'd hoped. It was fine, but nothing special.

  2. that ginger pie sounds wonderful!!

    i try my hardest to like sweet potatoes.. and i don't mind em'-- they are just not my FAVORITE thing.. hubs does though.. might hafta try it for him!!

  3. My hubs will love the sweet potatoes:)

  4. I just don't do sweet potatoes. But the pie looked good.

  5. These look good.
    I love candied sweet potatoes. Thanks!

  6. Hmmm, I saw a recipe for ginger and carrot pumpkin pie, and thought it sounded interesting...Poor Paula does some of the work some of the time, so blame it on her elves :)

    That face girl below is cracking me up!

  7. Oh that is so yummy.. Thanks for sharing.. Love the faces my poser friend..

  8. Hi Alexis,
    Your pie recipe looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

  9. the one new thing I wanted to make this year I didnt when half out guests canceled due to an injury... I hope to do it for Christmas indtead....pumpkin cheesecae!

  10. This was pretty provided that there are a lot of out there just waiting for the right.


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