Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tradition and Recipe Link Up

Let me tell you about my new Raspberry Truffle Pie Reciepe
a couple of traditions we have around this house
Then please tell me about yours by linking up at the bottom.

How to Make a Raspberry Truffle Pie

...because I promise you want to.

Step 1:  Let your three year old daughter help you sew an apron because it is actually kid date night, and this is what she has chosen to do..."sew like a mom"
Kid Date Night is a tradition we have on Thursday every month we each take a kid and do something they want to do  for one on one time.  Kate got sewing and cooking- but she has been begging me to make and apron for her that is her size.  Sam and Dad went and drove the tractor around outside together.

Step 2:  Melt 1  large bar (10 squares ) of Ghiradelli Semi Sweet Chocolate finely chopped with 1 cup of Whipping Cream in the microwave for 60 seconds.  Stir and microwave additional 20 seconds until smooth.
Pour in ready made chocolate Oreo pie crust.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Step 3:  One the truffle bottom has set up (4 hours or so later)  layer on top 2 cups of raspberries.  For your shopping help that is almost 2 of the small cartons they sell at the store.
Here Kate shows you what that step looks like.

Step 4:  In the Microwave for 20 seconds heat, 6 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water.
Here Kate shows you what this step looks like.
Take and intermission from pie making because Kate has decided we should also sew a Christmas purse for her.  Okay Kate, it is your Date Night.
Wrap silverware with "EAT-PIE" labels for annual pre-Thanksgiving Pie Palooza.
This is another tradition we have. The weekend before Thanksgiving we invite all the neighbors over.  Each family brings their favorite pie to share.  A prize for the best pie is awarded.  Everyone has their fill of pie before they are too full to eat all the delicious pie on Thanksgiving Day.  We throw a lot of parties, but this is one of my favorites because it is so low key and easy, and everyone loves it.

Step 5:  Top with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
I beat 1 cup of whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar and a tsp of vanilla until light and fluffy (and delicious) for mine, then topped with more Ghiradelli Choclate bits.

Okay now it is your turn to share.
What are some holiday recipes or traditions your family has?
Be sure to link back to the post so everyone can see all the fun.

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