(Closed) It’s Thanksgiving Eve, What’s Cookin in Your Hive? (post your pics)

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Very nice and good job, on everything 🙂

I don’t have pictures, but so far, I have made 3 pumkin pies, 1 apple pie, and the stuffing; along with cleaning the house inbetween. I am thinking about making a lemon meringue pie later tonight.

Post # 4
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Made a pumpkin pie and did a little mock up of how I’m going to do the table!! It’s just going to be us this year….couldn’t afford to travel back to our hometown (7+ hour drive)

Post # 5
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Everything looks wonderful.  Nothing cooking here in Canada … our Thanksgiving was last month!  Enjoy yours!  It all looks delicious!

Post # 7
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No pictures, because we’re not actually having our Thanksgiving dinner until Friday. It’s a long story…

Anyway, I’ll be making a blueberry pie and Thanksgiving themed petite fours. I may end up making sweet potato casserole as well, but we’ll see.

Post # 8
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Mostly prep today, so hopefully more/better pictures tomorrow, but here’s a start (we’re hosting 20):

Post # 9
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Bellenga: Do you mind sharing your Sweet Potato recipe?

Post # 12
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

So many pies! Dessert is definitely my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I’m spending my first Thanksgiving with the future in-laws this year, and I’m bringing an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. Just started pre-heating the oven!

Post # 13
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a Canadian in Australia who’s frantically researching the internet for the perfect pumpkin pie recipe!  Fiance and i have been invited to an expat american’s thanksgiving dinner on Saturday night, and we’ve been allocated pumpkin pie to bring!  they don’t sell canned pumpkin here, so i’m starting from scratch. 

Do any of you Thanksgiving veterans have your amazing pumpkin pie recipes to share!  the ones i’m finding on the internet look fine and all, but i trust the hive! 

Post # 15
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ScarletBegonia: I make my pumpkin pie from scratch too. Here is the recipe that I have used for the past two years. Don’t worry if the filling looks really runny, it’ll firm right up in the oven. I have a crust recipe from my grandma is you need that too!


  • 2 cups of pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin* or from canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 good crust

* To make pumpkin purée from a sugar pumpkin: start with a small-medium sugar pumpkin, cut out the stem and scrape out the insides, discard (save the seeds, of course). Cut into sections and steam in a saucepan with a couple inches of water at the bottom, until soft. Scoop out the pulp from the skin. Or you can bake whole or halved in a 350°F oven until fork tender. Optional – put pulp through a food mill or chinois to make extra smooth.


1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 Mix sugars, salt, and spices, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well incorporated.

3 Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

Serve with whipped cream. Serves 8.

Post # 16
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A while ago I finished my pumpkin spice cake to make these. The cake is now cooling in the fridge so I can finish. http://crepesofwrath.net/2010/10/15/white-chocolate-pumpkin-spice-truffles/

I’m now onto my pumpkin cupcakes and after dinner I’ll start my pumpkin cheesecake. I’m hoping it’ll be done in time to make a regular cheesecake.

My house smells very pumpkin-y right now. Yummy! 🙂

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