December 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
I’m not really a baker. I’ve never been good at it because it’s too precise for me. I like things like slow cooking because I have a little bit of leeway when it comes to following a recipe and it’s not difficult to repair a meal if it’s come out a little bit less than planned.
After looking through a lot of our pie recipes, I settled on making the Peanut Butter Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving. The only problem: I couldn’t find any pecans!
Frustrated but refusing to give up, I decided to use some chocolate-covered walnuts that I happened to have in my pantry. I liked walnuts better anyway, but I was still nervous about how it would come out.
Doesn’t the pie look divine? I called it my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Walnut Pie and it was a bit hit at the dinner table. I also made some homemade whipped cream to go along with it.
Homemade Cinnamon-Vanilla Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer or standing mixer until it thickens into whipped cream.
What pies are you going to make this holiday season? What was your favorite Thanksgiving pie and what will you be bringing to the Christmas dinner table? Share in the comments below.