With Thanksgiving right around the corner, all I’ve had is food on my mind…I know, who am I kidding? I’m a food blogger so I usually have food on my mind. 🙈
I sometimes catch myself daydreaming about which dishes I’m looking forward to eating and trying to get a more solid menu planned in order to finish grocery shopping. When it comes to holiday meals, I’m a traditionalist and look forward to the same(ish) dishes each year, like mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and stuffing. I often like to put little twists on these old classics too, you know, so we don’t get bored!
For dessert, pumpkin or sweet potato pies are my fave! I finally got around to making my own pumpkin puree (isn’t it the most gorgeous color?) so while browsing Pinterest for pumpkin ideas, I came across this picture of a pumpkin pie with little specks in it. Annoyingly, it doesn’t lead to the recipe, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw it was black sesame seeds. I know that’s probably not what’s in the pie from that pic, but it gave me the idea to try it out the next time I made a pie!
On a side note, pretty cutouts are a great idea to decorate simple pies like this. They’re not only a pretty addition, they also give you a little bit more of my favorite part—the crust! They’re great for covering up large cracks in your pie too, which I may or may not know from experience…😜
Although the pie didn’t have a distinct sesame flavor, the seeds did add a bit of a nutty crunch throughout the pie, which I enjoyed. They also make a nice contrast to the creamy texture and vibrant color. I think I’ll definitely be adding a few spoonfuls to my pumpkin pies from now on!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish or dessert?Print