Monday, October 29, 2007

Hayrides and Pumpkin Pie!

We had a fun evening out last night sponsored by our church celebrating Fall! This photo was taken on the hayride - Emily and Rachel's first one! It was a lot of fun!

I brought a pie for the pie contest and (gasp) was surprised it won first place. I have shared the recipe before (we won second with the same pie last year) but thought I would share it again for any new readers who might enjoy it! Here is the best part - I won a gift certificate to a local spa for a facial! Very fun.

Pumpkin Pie

One graham cracker crust

1-15 oz. can pumpkin
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
*Mix these ingredients together and pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 425. Then reduce oven heat to 350.

1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. cold butter
3/4 c. walnuts
*Mix together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon - cut in butter. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over the pie when you reduce the oven. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.



Wendi said...


*carrie* said...


That is so fun that you WON! I made this recipe last year when you posted it, and it was so delicious!

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica,

How fun that you won first place with your pie! More great memories for you and the little ladies!

Love you, Mom

Jenn said...

Oh WOW, Congrats and enjoy your special treat!!!

Jenn ;)

Katy said...

how fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! :)

Liisa said...

I will have to try this pie it sounds so yummy!
Enjoy your facial!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! The spa sounds fun!! Looks like you all had a great time.

RT said...

Oooh. I've been looking for a pumpkin pie recipe with a struesel-like topping. This fits the bill perfectly! Thanks, Monica.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the First place pumpkin pie. I want to try this recipe. My family loves pumpkin pie.

Charlotte Cushman said...

Monica! It was fun last night wasn't it? And the weather turned out great for a real "Fall Festival"! Loved the post.. char

jayedee said...

congratulations on your win!
what an interesting twist on an old favorite. gonna have to try this one myself!

Amy said...

Congrats on your award! I can't wait to try this recipe- thank you for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blue ribbon :)
That pie sounds yummy
God bless :)

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

I made this pie last year for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I'm making it again this year!

jenny said...

Congratulations! The topping on your pie sounds great. How many contestants in the pie contest?

Monica Wilkinson said...

How many entries? I don't actually know though there were 6-8 pies gathering when I got on the hayride.

melissa said...

Congrats on winning - sounds like a relaxing prize! :)

Just wanted to let you know that I tried out your recipe yesterday. It was a hit with our Austrian friends, who do not usually eat "pumpkin" desserts. Because we cannot get canned pumpkin, we cooked a small pumpkin and pureed it in the blender - we ended up mixing the pumpkin batter in the blender, and it worked great.

Thanks for sharing!