Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pinterest Strikes Again!!!

Pinterest really speaks to me. I love discovering new and interesting things and being able to file them in cyber space until I can get around to using them. I recently used 3 ideas from pinterest.
Witches Hats
What is more appetizing than a barfing pumpkin? (This is my famous family guacamole, all from scratch.)
And this got the most compliments.

Chilled Pumpkin Dessert
30 oz. pumpkin pie mix
1- 12 oz. evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box butter yellow cake mix
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1- 8 ounce cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
12 ounces Cool Whip
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method of Preparation
Oven 350
Line 13 X 9 pan with wax paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In medium bowl combine pumpkin pie mix, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Set aside. Melt butter in a small bowl. Set aside. Place chopped pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the 350 degree oven until fragrant. Set aside. Pour pumpkin mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture. Next, drizzle butter over cake mix layer. Sprinkle with chopped, toasted pecans. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees until golden brown. Cool completely and refrigerate overnight.
In mixer combine cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. Combine until smooth. Fold in cool whip. Flip the cooled pumpkin dessert onto a serving platter.(I flipped mine into a 2nd 13x9 pan.)  Frost with creamy topping and refrigerate until cold. Freeze 5 minutes before serving if desired. Cut into squares or slices & serve. (It worked creating it the same day as serving, I mean who thinks far enough in advance to prepare the day before?)

Be forewarned, it's very tasty and it makes alot. About 4 rows with 10 pieces a piece.

1 comment:

Georgia said...

I'm feeling really sad I couldn't indulge in your yummy, yummy treats the other night. But it was fun to see you...that is a treat in itself!