‘Tis The Season


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays!

This is indeed a magic time of year, and no matter your traditions, faith or culture, this is a season of miracles and anticipation.  It is also a time when families and friends gather to celebrate what has been and what is coming.  All of us at SEALED treasure these moments and look forward to a bountiful and joyous 2018.  We hope this year has treated you well and that you too are ready to turn the page.  So, no talk in this post about concrete foundations, polyurethane or carbon fiber.  Let’s focus for now on friendship, love, food, memories, and anticipation.

We have just one word of advice to guide you through this wonderful time of year:  ENJOY!

And our gift to each of you is a favorite recipe that I have made dozens of times over several decades.  It is fairly simple, doesn’t take very long, and always gets raves.  A simple twist on pumpkin pie with the addition of a pecan praline underneath.  For added enjoyment, give everyone you serve it to a big hug.

New Orleans Pumpkin Praline Pie
Source: Redbook NOV 1988 p. 164

2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp. butter

2 large eggs
1 – 16 oz. can plain pumpkin puree
1 – 13 oz. can evaporated skim milk
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. salt

1. Place crust in the freezer for 10 min.
2. Heat oven to 425

Prepare praline:
1. In a small bowl stir 2/3 cup brown sugar, chopped pecans and butter to mix well.
2. Sprinkle mixture evenly over bottom of prepared crust.
3. Bake 8 min. until sugar begins to melt.
4. Remove from oven, place on wire rack to cool.

Prepare filling:
1. In a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1/3 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt to blend.
2. Pour mixture over praline in the crust.
3. Bake 15 min.
4. Reduce temperature to 350; bake 40-45 min. until filling is set, and a knife inserted near center of pie comes out clean.
5. Cool on wire rack.

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