Monday, December 6, 2010

Pumpkin pie pots and one week before the giveaway

We had our first snow storm today *sigh*
Don't get me wrong, fluffy white snow floating in the air is cute, but when they are flying at 300 km/hour and hitting your face at full speed? NOT so fluffy, and especially NOT so cute...

With the cold weather comes the face stuffing. This is the time most of us try to stay healthy and some of us fail miserably towards the end of the path. I mean, can you really blame us? "Jolly" and "holiday season" go side by side! Nonetheless, if you ARE trying to find healthier alternative, here is one option for a yummy no crust pumpkin pie. It was made just like my usual pumpkin pie, just slightly one and a half more time of pumpkin puree. The sole reason was because I wanted to eat more and have even more of a pumpkin taste to the dessert.

Pumpkin pie pots (serves about 8-10)
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 - 25 oz pureed pumpkin
  • 1 can 12-oz evaporated milk (I used fat-free)
  • 1 tsp. brandy (I used rum, and a couple tsp more...)
  • 1 C packed brown sugar (I thought it was perfect but you might prefer it to be sweeter)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 Heat oven to 350F. Prepare a bain-marie by placing ramekins in a baking pan.

Combine eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk and rum in a pot over medium low heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 5-7 minutes.

Put brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and add the pumpkin mixture. Pour everything into ramekins, pour hot water into the baking pan, just about to midway of the ramekins. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until set.

Cooled for about 1 hour. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

As the holidays come creeping up on us, it would be a great time for you to give your loved ones, who love to cook and bake, a copy of Foodista Best Of Food Blogs Cookbook (in which, yours truly is featured on page 158)

picture courtesy of my awesome boyfriend
So as a reminder, for those on the Canadian side of the blogosphere who are interested in getting your hands on one of these, come leave me a comment and the draw will be on Sunday December 12th :) Have fun and good luck!!!

I have just used and the winner is Jessica!!!!!! Congratulations Jessica and thank you for participating. I hope you enjoy the book :)


Anonymous said...

Comment post here for the foodista cookbook? Or should I go to the link you had on this entry??

catharine.ellie [at]

"Tramie" said...

U can post on the link I gave, so it's with everyone else. But I saw that you did :)

Aparna said...

Much as like the crust in pies I can see the attraction of making pie pots. :)
Best wishes for the festive season.

Mezzo said...

do you think this would work well with frozen puree ? I am a bit worried the water might separate a bit when thawing... would it be an issue ?

"Tramie" said...

Mezzo: Frozen puree is absolutely fine! :D

Lauren said...

I looove pumpkin pie, and these pie-pots are adorable! I will definitely have to make them :)

Anonymous said...

this looks yum I love anything pumpkin gotta give this a try!