Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Leftover Pie-What to do!

By revered Wyoming chief, outdoorsman, historian, writer and all-around good guy.
Neil Waring

We have a, good ol’ traditional Thanksgiving, at our house, kids, grandkids and maybe a few others.  Seems like every year we have too many leftovers, at least for too many for a senior citizen couple like us.

Trying to make every kid and grandkids favorite desert has proved to cause a giant left-over delectable desert dilemma. (Alliteration makes every recipe sound better). The pies, cookies, puddings and cakes of Thanksgiving, are all excellent but way too much. So here is a way to get rid of the extra filling from your pumpkin, apple, mincemeat or cherry pie.

Friday Morning Pie Pancakes

4 cups of your favorite pancake mix
1 cup pie fillings from the left-over’s Sorry you will have to toss the crust, or do like I do and eat it after heating it in the oven with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on, one of my favorite cookies
1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
2 tbsp. soft butter
4 tbsp. milk – add a little touch more if the mix is too dry
½-1 tsp. ground cinnamon

This should feed um all, so use it on Friday, or Saturday morning, just before the guests hit the road.

In a big ol’ bowl combine the pie filling and the pancake mix, with water or milk – the side of the box will let you know how much. Stir it up pretty good but not too smooth. Cook like normal pancakes, if you have never fried up pancakes before - ask one of your guests to do it. No need for them to still be lying about all day, doing nothing.

Combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon and last pour in the milk in a small bowl with a fork or whisk until fluffy. I stick with the fork, to Wisk sounds a bit sissy for this old cook, set it aside. But I do like the word fluffy.

Serve with a chunk of left over cake or a dollop of pudding on top.  I love using the word dollop; there I used it twice, in recipes.

Pour your normal favorite syrup over the top and chow down.

Serve with, juice, coffee, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns and a spoonful of cranberries.

Enjoy, and happy eatin’ - and Happy Thanksgiving

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