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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Easy Last Minute Dessert For Thanksgiving

Today is crunch day!! I know we are all busy tying up loose ends for the big feast tomorrow.

I have been busy setting up the dessert table and  the hors d’oveures table. I also have all my serving dishes out with their little post-it notes that tells my helpers what will go in each dish. I put  the utensils needed for each dish inside the dish.

After I get all of these platters and bowls out I put them on the chair seats and they are neatly tucked away under the table until I need them tomorrow. I just don’t have the counter space to have everything sitting out.

I have found this little routine very helpful in the entertaining process. There is nothing worse than having to dig deep into the cupboard in a compromising postion to find that big platter you use twice a year while your guest are standing there watching you!

I have an easy little dessert I am going to make that not only will taste delicious but it will also make the house smell yummy.

I thought if any of you need a quick fill-in dessert this would be a good one.

Pumpkin pie pudding! The best part of this dessert is it is cooked in the crockpot. Can you imagine the wonderful sweet fragrance that will be in your home. It is like pumpkin simmering potpourri and dessert all in one!!! I love that!!

Ingredients for Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • whipped topping (optional)

Preparation of Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding:

  1. In a large bowl mix together the first eight ingredients.
  2. Transfer to crock pot coated with Pam.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  4. Serve in bowls with whip cream, if desired

I am busy chopping and slicing and mixing today!!
I promise I will have my table posted between now and tomorrow!! I am on my way out to the park to cut fresh greens.

The only down side of using fresh produce and fresh greens is you have to wait until the day before the festivities to finish the centerpiece.

I hope you are all,” Enjoying the Process!!” I know I sure am.



Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness gracious. Kathysue, this does sound truly delicious and easy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy! :)

The enchanted home said...

YUM!!!!!! That looks and sounds heavenly delicious and I also like that you can make it as an individual dish. WIshing you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!

NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a wonderful quick and easy dessert, Kathysue! We are doing Thanksgiving here late today because of work schedules (and new baby). The turkey is roasting as I speak and smells heavenly! xo Diana

Victoria said...

Everything sounds delicious. You have a very organized method worked out. Thanks for sharing your ideas, and have a wonderful holiday.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

This sounds fabulous! Filing for next year. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathysue. I am thankful for our friendship! XO, Mona