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.
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.