Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie & a Failed Pinecone Paint Project

I never had Pumpkin Pie before, but according to Pinterest everyone is eating Pumpkin Pie this time of year, and with so many people eating the same thing, it must be good. Unfortunately Pumkin Pie is not at tradition where I live, so I had to make some myself to get a taste.

Pumpkin PieI looked for an easy  recipe for beginners and found Easy Foolproof Pumpkin Pie. Sounded promising. This recipe suggest that you use canned pumpkin and that’s absolutely fine by me, except for the fact that I couldn’t find it anywhere. The only solution was to make the puree myself. I used this recipe for Pumpkin Puree and because I chose Hokkaido pumpkins I could skip the peeling part. You simply put the roasted pumpkins and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor and that’s that.  Very easy. I don’t know what happened to the surface of the pie though. It certainly doesn’t look like Lindsey’s, but it did taste great.

Pumpkin PieYes… this is the right amount of whipped cream




After pie eating we had a little DIY planned. I saw this post on how to paint pinecones and thought it would be a fun little project for M and I. The look we where going for was something like this:

but O’s first comment when he saw our work was that they looked kind of like old dog turds.

Painted Pinecones


Thank you very much darling…..

4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie & a Failed Pinecone Paint Project”

  1. I’m super impressed that you made your own pumpkin puree!! I think the top of the pie is just from baking it too hot or too long or both. How did you like the American Autumn obsession? I start craving pumpkin pie in August! lol!
    ps- the pine cones don’t look that bad!

    1. I’m not sure the actually work time is longer when you use pumpkins that doesn’t need to be peeled? Thank you on the baking advice, will try to keep a better eye on the pie next time. I did taste great and O loves season traditions, so maybe this will be a new one in our house.

  2. Pine cones do close up when they get wet, but you can get them to open. Leave them out on waxed paper to dry overnight. Then in the morning, set your oven to the lowest temperature and put your pine cones in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. The dry heat will force them to open back up. It might take a awhile … just keep checking on them. 🙂

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