Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Back!!!!

Seems I went on a long vacation and came back to Fall! In honor of all that, here's a fun Fall decoration that very easy and an awesome pie recipe!

Create a vase with a gourd that stands upright. Slice off the stem and use a long, slender knife to widen the opening if necessary. Add a handful of bright mums.

Vermont Maple Oatmeal Pie (SO good for you!)


1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions: Unroll pastry into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the oats, syrups, butter and vanilla; pour into crust. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until set. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with ice cream if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.