Tuesday, November 3, 2009

for halloween- PUMPKIN PIE




 

For this year  HALLOWEEN, I DECIDED TO MAKE A EASY PUMPKIN PIE, WHICH TURN OUT TO BE "pumpkin pie in a glass"


Ingredients:
 
1 pkg. Jell-O vanilla instant pudding and pie filling

3/4 c. cold milk (not 2 cups as necessary for vanilla cream pie)

2cups+1/2 c. pumpkin puree

3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3 1/2 c. Cool Whip/or whipped cream

1 baked 9 inch pie shell / or graham crackers


 Directions:
1.Prepare vanilla pie filling mix as directed on package with 3/4 cup milk.
MY NOTE;  This is very important, this way the mouse will not be watery, will be stiff and nicely shaped.
 
2.Blend in pumpkin puree, spice, and 2 cups whipping topping. 

3. Spoon into pie shell, of your choice.
  
4. Chill at least 4 hours and add crushed  Praline Nut Topping (optional). If it is easy, add on the pastry shell, slivered almonds.



 



My daughter made a nice looking pumpkin pie, and her little son, my grandson, was a VAMPIRE!!!   wouuuuu  scarrrryyyyyy!  In between candies, after a long walk to the park, the pie was very much appreciated!!!


from COOKS.COM:
 PRALINE NUT TOPPING:(optional)
1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. water
few drops of lemon juice
1/2 c. pecans, coarsely chopped

Butter a baking sheet. Heat sugar, water and few drops of lemon juice in skillet, until color becomes light, caramel. Stir in nuts. Spread quickly on baking sheet.
 Cool and chop into small pieces.

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