Autumn is full of fresh fun fruits and vegetables. The fruits can be turned into an endless possibility of desserts. One holiday in Autumn is Thanksgiving, a time when family and friends gather. Also a great time to try a new recipe or dessert idea.
Recipes in this article are Apple Pie, Easy Turtle Pumpkin Pie and Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie.
For those apples, try a very simple Apple Pie. This pie is very basic, simple and pleasing to everyone who has a piece.
You will need:
2 crusts for a 9″ pie
1 cup of sugar
6 – 9 apples (sliced and peeled)
2 tbsp of butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon
In a large bowl, place the apples that have been peeled and sliced. Add the sugar and cinnamon then stir. Stir until the apples appears slightly coated.
Next add chunks of the butter or margarine. Make sure those are spread out through the mix.
Next prepare a pie tin with one of the pie crusts. Pour in the apple mixture. Spread the mixture evenly. Lay the second pie crust over the top. Squeeze the edges of the pie crusts together. Then put an “X” in the center of the pie crust. If you desire, sprinkle granulated sugar over the top.
Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
There are multiple versions of Pumpkin Pie recipes for Thanksgiving. When you would like to step things up and do something not so traditional. You might consider the Easy Turtle Pumpkin Pie or a Triple Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie.
Triple Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie
You will need:
1 Graham Pie Crust (6 oz size)
2 cups of cold milk
2 pkg Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup of pecans
1 Tbsp honey
8 oz Whipped Topping
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, pudding mixes and cinnamon until well blended. Put 1 1/5 cups of this mixture in the pie crust.
Next put 1 1/2 cup of whipped topping in the remaining mixture by stirring gently. Add this layer to the pie crust.
Then top with the remaining whipped topping and refrigerate for one hour.
While that is being refrigerated, put the pecans and honey in a skillet. Cook on medium heat for 2 – 4 minutes or until the pecans are caramelized. Be sure to stir occasionally. Then spread them on to waxed paper separating into large clusters and let cool.
Just before serving add the pecan clusters over the pie and enjoy.