Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kitchen disaster . . .

This lovely pumpkin pie was supposed to grace my dessert table on Thanksgiving . . . but we had a little problem. When I came home from work last Wednesday I had a headache, and took an unexpected nap. Well, I was now 4 hrs. behind schedule with my Thanksgiving preparations.

Fast forward to 10:00 p.m. I decided to make a double batch of pumpkin pie. I was finished by 10:15! Pop it in the oven, 15 minutes at 450 degrees, 50 minutes at 350 degrees! No problem, I'll be in bed by before midnight!

Fast forward to 15 minutes after midnight . . . OH NO, I dozed off with my pie in the oven at 450 degrees for 1 hr. 55 minutes!!!! I flew out to the kitchen and opened the oven door with a swift pull - then sadly put my charcoal pumpkin pie in the trash and promptly went to bed!

We went to Maine on Saturday and I made the second pie there - it was delicious! I hope you enjoyed my kitchen disaster!

Pumpkin Pie
  • 1 can ONE-PIE Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt (Scant)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Butter (Melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk or 1-12 oz. can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Moasses
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
Sift Sugar, Cornstarch, Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, & Nutmeg together. Mix this with contents of one can ONE-PIE Pumpkin. Add Eggs, beaten, Melted Butter, Molasses, & Milk. Add a dash of Lemon Juice (if desired). Line a 9-inch pie plate, pour in contents. Preheat oven & bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Then reduce temp. to 350 & continue to bake for 50 minutes.


  1. Oh, Miss Ocean Breezes, you need a big, teddy bear hug - and I am sending you a special "Prudence Hug" just for you.


  2. It seems like it wouldn't be a holiday without a cooking disaster. Don't feel bad, it happens to all of us :)

  3. How sad! Happy that your second one turned out; looks really good.7Rita

  4. this pie looks lovely. It makes me feel a bit better you had a disaster your food always looks so lovely, I have more than one disaster a year. Falling asleep is something I would surely do.
    Cathy :)

  5. Umm Umm, your pie looks delicious! Too bad about the first one, but you were just too tired to be cooking.

  6. double love in the pie that made it through!

  7. You must have needed that nap badly. Your second pie came out great. It must be that cool Maine ocean air.

  8. Oh dear, poor you! Tiredness and headaches seem to go together for me too, very debilitating.

    That second pie is shouting 'EAT ME', all the way across the pond!

  9. It's a shame the 1st pie had to be thrown out, but I hope your headache was gone after getting some sleep :-)

  10. Sometimes a kitchen disaster happens...Take it easy!
    Have a great day

  11. Nooooooooo! :-((
    But how wonderful does the second pie look!

  12. its the small disasters in life that make us who we are... and if you're anything as divine as your pie then you are amazing!

  13. Life is full of oopsies and I've had plenty. It's just so frustrating when you go through all of that work to have it end up burned. Hope the rest of your Thanksgiving was great.

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    So sorry about your headache for Thankgiving!! I know the feeling about putting pies in the oven and not coming out right sorry.
    I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Past Tablescape. I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  15. Well glad you are feeling better, I don't even attempt to make pies at the holidays, too much stress!

    I once made a chicken recipe and put it in the oven while I was watching the Patriots game. I stepped away just to watch a play or two but I got involved in the game and I forgot to turn the oven on. My family had only vegetables for dinner!


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