It’s been quite a week, watching the news unfold and time to move forward spending time with family, friends and loved ones. Most of us already have time penciled in on the calendar with family to celebrate Thanksgiving, but how about getting your friends together for a night of food, fun and games? Hello FRIENDSGIVING!!
Friendsgiving was made to be a potluck-style dinner with whatever food you want. This can be really casual or everyone brings their culinary A-game and votes are cast at the end of the meal for ‘best dish’. Whoever hosts the gathering assigns a component of the meal like side dishes, dessert, breads, potatoes or salad. A fun theme can make the meal more interesting and a great time to try out different foods and traditions. Want to try out that new recipe you just found? Instead of Pumpkin Pie, how about Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake? After all it won’t matter what’s on the table, it’s who’s at the table with you!
This Friendsgiving Pie needs very little TLC, but makes a big impact and let’s your friends know they’re special. If you’re tight on time, go ahead and purchase a premade pie, but don’t forget to decorate it! Make your favorite recipe for pie crust or unroll the premade one and cut out different shapes and letters. Brush them with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before arranging on pie.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving traditions?
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- 2 large eggs
- 1-15 oz can Pumpkin
- 1-12 oz can Evaporated Milk
- 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
- Pour into pie shell.
- Bake in preheated 425°F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool the pie on a wire rack and store in the refrigerator.
- Pie Crust Cut-outs-Roll pie dough out and cut with assorted cookie cutters. Brush with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before arranging on pie.