We’ll start our review of Thanksgiving dinner with the usual ending – the desserts. I made three desserts in total – a couple of squash custard pies, a caramelized nut tart, and a Sara Lee Blueberry pie. I’ll skip the pic of the blueberry pie since I’m sure everyone has seen one at one time of their life.
I got the idea for the caramelized nut tart from this post at Simply Recipes, and let me tell you – words can’t describe the great flavor of this. It’s like the part that makes sticky buns good condensed into tart form. Of course, I’ve always had a thing for caramel and nuts together, so… For some reason, this one didn’t go over too well, so lucky me has tons of leftovers. Probably because there was what everyone though was pumpkin pie to be had.
The other dessert that I made from scratch was Brown Sugar Squash Pie. It’s a great custard pie that I made with butternut squash from the CSA box, and it tasted like a cross between sweet potato and pumpkin pie, only with better flavor. I always find the spices in both a bit overwhelming, but this recipe was a nice balance. I will definitely make this again, it came out perfectly. My only change to the recipe was that I used refrigerated pie dough instead of homemade. This went over like gangbusters, my guests went through an entire pie in 10 minutes flat.
I definitely should do more baking. As a matter of fact, I need to start my Christmas baking soon. Haven’t decided what to make yet.