Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
DH makes "real" pumpkin pies and puts in just a little canned pumpkin with it. His mom gets the pumpkins and fixes them for him. He just has to take the zip bags out of the freezer and make the pies. We don't do homemade crusts, but he refuses to use a deep dish crust. I don't know what difference it would make, but I don't cook either!
He makes pumpkin pies for his family for Thanksgiving. We gather with them for Thanksgiving breakfast, but still have pie for dessert! He has already had a request from our 13 year old nephew to not forget the pumpkin pie! We have taken them to my family, but my grandmother makes an awesome pumpkin roll, so we're usually eating that up on Thanksgiving night.
I've always wanted to try making my own pumpkin pie filling ... maybe I will try this year! I always make my own crust, but don't know if I'm brave enough for the filling, lol. I use the plain canned stuff and add my own spices
I had some more this morning and I have to tell you -- there is a difference! And it is incredible. It is slightly lighter in color but much more explosive in flavor...VERY good. Sandy says it was worth the extra effort.