Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving dessert | Pinterest Thursday | iPhoneography

 In honor of Thanksgiving ... I'm sharing this SWEET dessert! It's not too late to make!

I found this PIN, and knew I had to try it out! So I headed over to Gimme Some Oven's blog to get the recipe. I was not disappointed. The directions were simple, easy to read, and I wasn't left scratching my head. I made these in the morning for my coworkers. We were having an early Thanksgiving feast and as usual, I offered to bring dessert — sorta my trademark with them.

    Gingersnap Crust:
  • 1 cup gingersnap cookie (or graham cracker) crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (half stick) unsalted butter; melted
  • pinch of salt
  • Cheesecake:
  • 2 bars of cream cheese (8 oz each), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie "Frosting" (**recommend cooking this first**):
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

There wasn't any weird ingredients, everything you'd pretty much get to make your own regular pumpkin pie. So, it was easy for me to get into the spirit at 5 am! LOL

I'll let you read her instructions, (<--- Click on link) because really, they are that simple to follow. LOL I used gingersnaps for the crust which added a lil' extra flavoring. But just wanted to let y'all know that my cowrkers LOVED them. I heard, "Wow, this is awesome." "Those were damn good!" and "That cupcake was awesome for a morning breakfast!"
We made a full cheesecake pie for today!
So there you have it folks! Perfect lil' twist on a traditional dessert! Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you spend all this time with family and friends. Also, take note of all the wonderful things you have in your life and be thankful that you're breathing and spending time with family and friends.

Please don't forget those who are overseas defending our country on this holiday, be sure to thank them and any veteran you see for their service and sacrifices!

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  1. Hi, it looks good but I'm not finding the instructions..

  2. The instructions are in the link to Gimme Some Oven. If you hover over the words, it'll take to the other blog. But I will also add another link to the photos as well. Enjoy!


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