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Thanksgiving pie

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My husband is volunteering to teach some children to cook, since it will be the week of Thanksgiving, the theme is just that. We need help with pie recipes that are Thanksgivingy (so not a word). He requested no pumpkin (not sure why), but for all intensive purposes let's assume due to an allergy, so no pumpkin.

I've come up with sweet potato and peacan. But I can't think of anything else. Some suggestions would be great. Recipes would be even better (he only has a 2 hour window for everything, not including making the crust).

It would be good to keep it as simple as possible as the kids will be making it themselves.


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Karen - posted on 11/13/2011




Cheesecake pie...! No cooking... premade crust... it's a breeze!
1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 TBS. lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Pre-made graham cracker pie crust

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the other ingredients, and continue beating 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Pour into pie crust. Let chill until form (3-4 hours). This can be topped with canned fruit filling, sliced peaches, or fresh strawberries with whipped cream. You can also change it up by adding chocolate chips, crushed oreos, M&M's... so many hot stoves, not expensive, and sooooo yummy!!!

Tami - posted on 11/10/2011




Pie crust recipes

Easy and no rolling (makes 1 crust)
1C flour
1 Stick Butter
1 TBS sugar
Mix well and pat into pie pan. Fill with pie filling and bake.

Fool Proof roll out pie crust
Makes 2 crusts for your fruit pies
(Measure correctly)
4 C flour
1 Tbs Sugar
2 tsp salt
1 3/4 C butter
1/2 C water
1 Lg egg
1 TBS white vinegar

Mix well, roll out to 1/2 of dough for bottom and 1/2 for top. Remember to vent the top.
Or place both crusts in a pie pan and bake at 450 for 12 -15 minutes for ready to use pie crust.

Ruth - posted on 11/09/2011




You can look up some of the old-fashioned pies like vinegar pie (tastes like lemon), or shoofly pie, or chess pie--there's several variations of the last one around, but they're all mostly cornmeal, butter, and eggs. Fairly simple to make, but rich and tasty.

Jane - posted on 11/03/2011




There is Applesauce Pie ( ) which has a graham cracker crust. Melt In Your Mouth Pie sounds good and easy as well ( ).

Plus, it may not be very Thanksgiving-y but you can always make dirt cup pie, but use the mint flavored Oreos and an Oreo crust. My son won a kids' cooking contest with that one, and the kids love stirring the chocolate into the Cool Whip and arranging the gummy worms.

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