Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin* Creme Pies With A Message

I promise that I'm going to have some sewing-related posts coming soon.  But for today here is something that is crafty, yummy, and cute.  These pumpkin* creme pies have something to say: 

Of course while you're pretty great, this message was directed at a certain person.  A certain person who left me a message last week with some Bananagrams tiles. 

So I baked up a response and used a pastry bag (or a ziploc bag) for the first time.  Here are the pictures:  


I ended up smoothing these out a bit with a knife (cutting a hole that's too big in your pastry bag makes it harder to do this neatly:
Here they are nicely patched up with their best matched partners (size-wise):
And here they are with the DELICIOUS filling.  You really can't go wrong with cream cheese butter sugar, can you?

And here is the recipe:
Pumpkin Creme Pies
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1 can Pumpkin (15 Oz.)
2 whole Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
¼ teaspoons Ground Cloves

1 package Cream Cheese Softened (8 Oz.)
1 stick Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1 package Powdered Sugar (16 Oz.)
3 drops Vanilla Extract
2 dashes Cinnamon

I got it from The Tasty Kitchen which has much more detailed pictures so please go look!

But remember, if you're halving this recipe (as I did) then you need to halve everything and that includes the eggs.  My pumpkin* creme pies are really pumpkin cakes due to the extra egg. Whoops!

*Am I the only one in the world who types pumpking instead of pumpkin EVERY SINGLE TIME?

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet in two different ways. Very clever