Thursday, November 7, 2019

I Like Thursday # 34 ~ Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice and Fabrics ... Nice! 

It is "Pumpkin Spice" Season.
Do you like Pumpkin Spice?
(I like some Pumpkin Spice) 

Fall fabrics are the best of the season. 

These are on my cutting table for a very special project.

The adorable "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice"
motif on the left is actually on a large tea towel,
made especially for me by my crafty daughter, who is 

This item image is heat transfer vinyl and it is washable.
This is what is on lots of custom t-shirts and such made today.
My hubby wears a t-shirt at least once a week that she made for him two years ago.
The only caution is that a hot iron should not be placed directly on the image.
My hubby does not press his t-shirts 
and I do not press my tea towels
so it is all good. 
Marissa also has a
where she lists new products and such.
Right now she is stocking up for a big craft show near her in Texas
and she is adding new items to her shop today.
I am looking forward to shopping her goodies when I visit her later this month.

The colorful pumpkin spice motif was a special custom order
she made for me
If there is something special you may like,
contact her about what you have in mind

My finished "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice" project will be up on my blog next week. 

Pumpkins spicing up my fabrics is probably my favorite thing about Pumpkin Spice Season.

Pumpkin Pie is my favorite use of Pumpkin Spice

My Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie ~  Life in the Scrapatch

For One 9” Pie:

2/3 cups brown sugar packed, light, dark or a combination of the two
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon mace
Dash  ground ginger (1/4 teaspoon, if you need to measure)
Dash ground cloves (1/4 teaspoon, if you need to measure)
1 and ½ can of solid pack pumpkin or 2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin, drained
3 eggs (I use extra large eggs, for smaller eggs increase number to 4)
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup milk
½ cup light cream or half in half 

Preheat oven to 425F degrees  NOTE: Oven Temperature will be reduced to 300F degrees later
Line a glass or ceramic 9” baking dish with your favorite Pie Crust Recipe.
(I never use aluminum pie plates or prepared or  frozen crusts.)
Make Filling:
In large bowl. Mix together brown sugars and spices. Mix in pumpkin  and vanilla until well blended.
Beat eggs with a whisk or fork and add to pumpkin mixture and blend well. 
Add milk and cream and mix by hand on low until well blended.
Pour into one 9 inch pie shell.
Set carefully onto baking sheet and place sheet on lower rack in oven.
Bake at 425F degrees for 25 minutes.  This sets the crust. 
Reduce heat to 300F degrees and continue baking for an additional 40-50 minutes or until center is soft set and edges are just starting to crack.   Baking time will vary due to the amount of liquid in the pumpkin.  Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool completely. The custard pie filling will continue to set as it cools.

Enjoy!  Serve with whipped cream if you like.

For two pies or a very deep dish pie:  double recipe and adjust baking times as needed.
I usually make two pies with three cans of pumpkin.

 I use only One Pie or real pumpkin.

I accept no substitutions.

Since I am from New England I can find this locally if I go to the right store.
I have seen it online 
and in other places.
It seems a bit pricey there to my frugal New England self.
Would I pay this price if I transplanted myself to another place?
Reluctantly, I might. 
It would taste like home.
I would only make ONE PIE though! 

Pumpkin pie is good however you make it.
I am always tinkering in the kitchen and make changes
sometimes to my traditional  recipes.

More Pumpkin Pie Recipes: 

In my internet wanderings this week I found an interesting

She  uses less pumpkin and heavy cream and at times 
I have used heavy cream in the past so I like then looks of her recipe. 
She adds a tablespoon of cornstarch,
which I may be trying this year.
She also adds a 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper 
and references ... 

for this usual idea.
Black Pepper in my pumpkin pie spices ??? 
Hmmm ... 
I am still deciding on whether I should tamper with my favorite
perfect pumpkin pie spices in my recipe, though.

Would you try it?  

This has tuned into a long post.
I have other things going on ...

I am sewing these cute black pieces together for my ... 

So it is time to go sew.

Since it is Thursday  I am linking up today with the wonderful

where every week we pause to think about all the good things in life,
big and small. 

Have a Happy Thankful Thursday! 


Carla said...

Sew fun. Pumpkin spice season colors help make me warm in this awful cold weather. I can't wait to see what you are up to.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I do like pumpkin spice this time of year, but only in baked goods, not coffee! You have some fun fabrics there, Pat - I especially like the text fabric! Your daughter's designs look like fun, too.

PaintedThread said...

Mmm - Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin bars and cookies are good, too! It's a great time of year. said...

We were talking about pumpkin pie at dinner last night. A few years ago I started prepping my own pumpkin from "sugar pumpkins". This farmer says that peanut pumpkins make the best pies as opposed to the sugar pumpkins. Your perfect 5 blocks are coming along.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Just had pumpkin pie with my aunt and mom and it was delish! Don't know the recipe though. My husband loves pumpkin too! Have a wonderful day, your blocks are looking wonderful!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! I do love pumpkin spice in a pumpkin pie. I am not a lover of the pumpkin spiced coffee at all, or even the coffee creamer. It seems they introduce it earlier and earlier every year - soon it will be available year-round, I suspect. Why not if there are people who will buys it?! ~smile~ Roseanne