Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some of the recipes from the Thanksgiving meal we juts hosted - all tried and tested and DELICIOUS!

First - the turkey dressing (did you know, t's called that if you cook it outside the fowl, and stuffing if you cook it inside the bird's cavity - some general knowledge for you!). Go on over here, and take a look - it was yum!

Grandma Ople Apple Pie (No idea whose Gran this is, but it is an awesome pie!)

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie (I used Braveheart's Gran's recipe for the pastry, can't buy no pie crusts here that I know of!))
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

K's Pumpkin Crisp

1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 package butter flavor yellow cake mix -- I couldn't find this and used vanilla cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted
whipped cream (optional)

Stir together the first five ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle evenly with the pecans. Drizzle butter evenly over pecans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 min. or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 min. before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired. (it's also good served warm with ice cream)

CL's Mouthwatering Sweet Potato Casserole

1  c  sugar
1  can sweet potatoes  or 3-4 fresh potatoes  (mashed)
2  eggs-beaten
1 stick butter-melted    
 (She tries to use a little less than this! Also, a stick of butter here equates to about 8 Tablespoons)
1/2 cup canned evaporated milk
1  tsp  vanilla

Mix above together & pour into baking dish.


1  c  brown sugar
1/3   c  flour
1  c  chopped pecans
1/3   c melted butter

Mix together & pour over potato mixture.

Bake 350*F (baked it on 180*C here in SA) for 35 minutes (or until bubbly and brown on top).


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