01 Dec Day 15 The Breakfast of Champions
As Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close I will be enjoying the last day of another guilty pleasure of mine – cold pumpkin pie for breakfast. I LOVE pumpkin pie. I love the texture and the spices. I love how it is sweet but almost a little savory at the same time. Served with homemade whip cream there is nothing better. I also think I love it so much because I eat it only a few times a year so it is always something different and special. As much as I enjoy our post dinner pie, as I clean up the dishes and put the pie away I am filled with positive anticipation about how good it’s going to taste for breakfast. I can’t wait.
This year, for the first time, I made pumpkin pie from scratch. I found this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction (that’s her pumpkin pie photo above) and all I have to say is omg YUM! If you are a pumpkin pie fan like me you owe it to yourself to try this recipe. It is simple and the filling is so good it’s ridiculous. I could barely get it in the oven because I kept tasting it. Now her recipe includes a crust made from scratch and I didn’t have time to prep the dough so I used a pre-made crust. I’m going to make it again using her crust recipe because I’m sure it will taste even better. The other difference was that her recipe was for one deep dish pie and I had two small crusts so I over baked mine a little bit. They were still fantastic but I like my pie really custardy (if that’s a word) so if you can, do the big pie or shorten the baking time.
I’ve been getting up early to write for the past two weeks so I have been able to delight in my morning pie ritual while my family is asleep. I drink my tea, eat my cold pie, wonder about who the genius was that thought to combine cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for the first time. The house is quiet and the pie is all mine. What an indulgence. It’s heaven. This morning I finished the last pie so my guilty pleasure is over until the next major holiday, but the joy I got out of it remains.
I hope even if you are not a pie fan you have some holiday-related guilty pleasures of your own. They do keep things fun!
Stay tuned for my next post about the work out program I’m going to start (#iatetoomuchpie)