Pumpkin Pie

‘Tis the season for pumpkin!  And cinnamon and apples and sweaters……  This pumpkin pie is perfect for holiday dinners with family and friends, or just because you want a good creamy pumpkin pie!

This is my FAVORITE (and only) pumpkin pie recipe.  In fact as I am typing this I think I might have to go have another slice before I go to bed!!  *sigh

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This recipe is very easy and simple, quick to prepare but the longest part is waiting for it to cool so you can EAT IT!!!

Here’s the recipe:

15 oz can of pumpkin puree

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp each of ground ginger, ground cloves and ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp salt

2 large eggs

2 T molasses

1/2 cup plus 2 T sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup milk

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Pour all ingredients into a large bowl, lightly mix with a hand held mixer until well blended and pour into an unbaked 8-9 inch pie shell.  Lightly sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the center of the pie is cooked.  Cover lightly with foil if the crust starts to brown.

Top with plain whipped cream or cinnamon whipped cream, OR if you are a cinnamon freak like me…add an extra little sprinkle of cinnamon again!

Enjoy!!

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Simple Peanut Butter Frosting

September is my Dad’s birthday month, he is no longer with us but I still like to celebrate his birthday with his favorite cake ~~ chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.  It seems to be a favorite with the rest of the family too!

I often hear a lot of people comment on how difficult it is to make peanut butter frosting or they just can’t find a good recipe.

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I think it’s quite easy.  It doesn’t have to be difficult, challenging or fancy.  Just peanut butter, butter, confectioners sugar and a little milk.

1 cup creamy peanut butter, although I do a heaping cup!

1/2 stick butter , softened to room temperature

4 cups confectioners sugar

6-7 T of milk

First I cream together the peanut butter and butter.  Then I alternate the confectioners sugar and milk, starting with the sugar.  The amount of milk also depends on the consistency that you prefer your frosting.

This recipe yields about 3 cups of frosting.

Happy Birthday Dad!! XOXO

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