Monday, November 1, 2010

Faux Pie

Welcome to the month of November...home to pumpkin pie and gratitude! I love this time of Thanksgiving! What's not to love about getting together, eating good food, and thinking about all the things that you're thankful for?  Not too stressful either, especially when Thanksgiving dinner will take place somewhere other than my home:) Better yet, it's going to be held at my brother's house, only five minutes away! Just wish my whole family could be together, but that will happen at Christmas. Yippee!

Take a close look at my pie.......
It's actually a giant, iced sugar cookie, masquerading as a pumpkin pie!  (My post title was a hint.)

My issue of Family Fun magazine arrived the other day, and on the very last page was this
"Treat of the Month." I knew instantly that I was going to make it to usher in the season.  Isn't it a fun dessert?
I think kids(and adults) will get a kick out of this treat! I know I had fun making it:)


I ate the wedge pictured above, and it was delicious!

3/14/13 I’m partying at the Pi Day Pie Party at Crazy for Crust today. Come party with us!

 Easy as Pie!
Ingredients
  • 2/3 of a 16.5-ounce roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough*
  • 3/4 cup orange frosting**
  • Pecans, halved crosswise (see tip below)
  • Whipped cream
 
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper and a rolling pin with flour. On the paper, roll out the dough into a 9 1/2- to 10-inch circle. Place a 9-inch pie pan on top and trim away the dough's edges. Transfer the dough round, on the paper, to a cookie sheet and bake it until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes (do not overbake). Let it cool 1 minute, then carefully transfer it, still on the paper, to a rack to cool completely.
  2. Cover the cookie to its edges with the frosting and press the pecan pieces in place to form the crust. Slice the cookie as you would a pie and serve with whipped cream.
Tips:
To cut the pecans more easily, use a serrated knife and gently saw them.
* I used homemade sugar cookie dough.
** I frosted it with royal icing, and mixed in a 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
HAPPY NOVEMBER!

Linked up to Alicia's "Tasty Tuesdays" bloghop at A Beautiful Mess and Cheryl's Lovin' it Fridays at Tidymom.

Joni, of Red Couch Recipes, has extended a Thanksgiving Challenge, to write something we are thankful for, each time we post this month...

I am thankful for my hard working husband! I'm so grateful that his diligence afforded me the choice to stay at home with our children!  I especially appreciate that, now that they're all grown up. Those years together went by so fast!

41 comments:

  1. how fun is that!! It looks so real at first until you take a second glance. What a cute idea, i'm putting this on my to-bake list!

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  2. Oh, my! How beautiful is THAT? Love the color.

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  3. That is the cutest ever! Love it :)

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  4. LOVE IT!!!! Very Creative, I love giant cookies :)

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  5. This looks wonderful and what a great idea! Pumpkin pie is delicious but sometimes cookies are better. ;)

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  6. Too cute! November is my favorite month. It's my birthday month, and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Food, fall, family, friends, and no presents! What could be better?

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  7. Yours is GORGEOUS!!! You rocked it... they should have your picture in the magazine!!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  8. Absolutely wonderful! Oh this "pie" has made my day!!! You did a gorgeous gorgeous job at making it look so realistic. :-)

    And I LOVE how you describe the month of November....the month of pumpkin and gratitude. Perfect!

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  9. How cute is that? Love the idea, especially since I'm not a huge pumpkin pie fan BUT I could eat a piece of that pie!

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  10. Love it! I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com.

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  11. what a great idea! luve it!

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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  12. I love this!! What a cute creative idea.

    Great job with the picture, too!!

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  13. Very cute idea and your presentation and pictures are great too. My kids would love this. Joni

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  14. I totally thought it was pie!

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  15. Hehe I have that same issue and dogmarked that page! I love you made it! The only bad thing is I may eat the whole thing!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower :)

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  16. You are my favorite post of the day, gorgeous pics too!

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  17. This is so adorable! And fun! I love it and love the idea. Brilliant photos, too.

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  18. New follower via Tasty Tuesdays! In love with all the cookie recipes! (I'm a choco-holic)

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  19. Awesome! Looks delicious! I don't do pumpkin pie but this sure fooled me. I will give this Giant cookie a try! TFS!

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  20. Hahaha, cute! That's definitely the easy way to do pie and it's just as yummy!

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  21. Fantastic! But it also got me to thinking about how cute it would be to decorate cookies to look like mini pies too!

    You are the best!

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  22. I love the idea of adding pumpkin pie spice to the icing!

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  23. This is awesome!!!! I love it!

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  24. You had me fooled! Great job on the *pie* :)

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  25. LOVE your faux pie, what a cute idea and it looks great!

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  26. Oh that is soooo fun! I bet a cake made to look like a pumpkin pie would be cool too!

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  27. Such a great idea! This is perfect for those who don't like real pumpkin pie. It will be on my Thanksgiving table for sure this year :-)

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  28. Sue, I would be a fan of this pumpkin pie!!! I love pumpkin in everything, but not the straight pie. This is really really fun. You always have such great ideas. I want to make this one.

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  29. These recipes are way too cute. I love this and the brooms too. Have a great night!!!

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  30. WOW! You completely fooled me, looks just like a pie!

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  31. Love this!! Such a sweet idea..plus, I don't like pumpkin pie and would much rather have a big ol' cookie!

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  32. Now THIS is a new idea! Love it...great item to make for the holidays for the kiddos that don't like pie!

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  33. How cool is that?! I would so eat that instead of pumpkin pie. YUM!

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  34. My oh my this is awesome! I love it!

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  35. How fun! Love the idea. Definitely going to have to try this considering I have 2 boys (that are 3 and 2) that would rather have a cookie than pie any day and I don't have to worry so much about the mess...

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  36. How darling! I really thought it was pumpkin pie when I first saw it. :) Ha!

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  37. made this the other night for a kids' party. They LOVED it. thanks for the great idea

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  38. I LOVE it. Stopping by from the Pi Day Party!

    As someone who does not eat pumpkin pie, I'm going to file this away (i.e. pin it) for next Thanksgiving :)

    Kristin

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