November 26, 2014


We Gather Together To Ask The 
Lord’s Blessings

Are you preparing to welcome "your people" home for Thanksgiving? This is a beloved term we often use in the south when referring to family. The door bell rings, and the festivities begin! The fireplace is warming the house, the aroma of sweet pumpkin and savory turkey fills the kitchen! The champagne cork pops, and we're off to the dining room. Oh yes, and the Dallas Cowboys game is unfolding in the background.

As you go through the day, perhaps still planning your menu, it's always fun to think outside the box and become inspired by a little twist on an old favorite! The pumpkin pie! Often times, when living in Maine, the darling and I traveled over to York, and loaded up our basket with all the goodies offered by The Stonewall Kitchen.

I never let a holiday pass, without serving up their delicious jams! 

I believe they took advantage of a "no snow day" to decorate the store! 

This would be a lovely way in which to serve a smaller portion of Pumpkin Pie!
 I'm definitely going to keep this idea for Christmas! Thank you Stonewall Kitchen for keeping us inspired in our kitchens and our tummies full of good food! 
I love giving this maple syrup as gifts for the holidays! It is certainly a "taste of Maine!"
This syrup is freatured in today's recipe, however, you can certainly substitute if needed. 

The Pie Filling

1 (¼-ounce) package unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup maple syrup
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
Ginger cookies, crumbled

Sweetened Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream, cold
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla

Whisk together the gelatin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, Maine Maple Syrup, sweetened condensed milk and eggs in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

Stir continuously until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add pumpkin purée and mix until uniformly blended.

Pour into individual 8-ounce jars and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Chill a mixing bowl. Add cream, sugar and Pure Vanilla Extract to the bowl. Mix on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Serve each pie topped with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with crumbled ginger cookies.

May Your Thanksgiving of 2014
Be Blessed with 
Family, Good Food and Much Happiness!


  1. Your recipe sounds wonderful...if I had time to buy the jars and the ingredients I don't have on hand, I would try these for our dinner tomorrow. However, at this stage, we have the pies, brownies, cookies and cake all ready to serve on Thanksgiving.
    Hope yours is wonderful. :)

    1. Oh that all sounds diving BJ! Me too! But perhaps we can think about this for Christmas! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving day!! Hugs!!!

  2. Love the little pumpkins on the door. Your recipe looks delicious. I love anything pumpkin. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving from Canada. Deb

    1. Thank you Deb! I hope your new carriage house is almost ready to welcome you home! Hugs dear one!

  3. Oh my, I'll bet everyone wants to be one of "your people," and come home to your house, for Thanksgiving!

    Oh and I love Champagne! It makes a gathering.

    Won't be popping corks at son's house though. -pout-


    I have a bottle of Champagne chilling here. We shall have a glass here, before next door son/family pick us up... to go over the river and through the woods, to other son's home, for the family gathering.

    And when we come home, we will have more!!!!! ,-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Cheers Tessa....sounds very festive indeed...have a happy!

  4. Estelle.. My Mister was neighbors with one of the guys who started Stonewall Kitchen. We love all of their stuff! Adore your you little pumpkin pies in a jar. They are so cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. Oh my gosh Katie...that is so fantastic! It must feel like you are friends with someone famous!! In my eyes anyway....have a good one!

  5. Miss Estelle, Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes I receive each day in my emails. Sending a big hug your way! Patti

    P.S. Hope the grandson is on the mend and doing better!!

    1. You are a love dear Patti! Thank you so much for asking about our little Luke. Yes, he is on the mend! Doing well. Blessings for a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving day!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!

    I am making a special Chocolate pie for my Mama and I who are doing the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. Feasting tomorrow on good food and His goodness!



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