Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

             The days of pumpkin posts are gone and tucked away, it's all about sugar and spice and everything nice! I hope you like eggnog, because I have some yummy and new ways to use this seasonal beverage. Now, I can't drink it by the glass like my kids can, I have to have it in small doses, or used in my holiday desserts, like this first post: Eggnog pie.  Creamy like a cheesecake but with a hint of eggnog this super easy pie can be made ahead of time and frozen, which is a huge plus in my book!

Eggnog Pie

1 qt. eggnog
2 pkg. instant vanilla pudding ( 1 5.1 oz and 1 3.4 oz box)
2 Tbsp. bourbon or rum extract ( I use the extract)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 graham cracker crusts
In a large bowl combine all ingredients expect pie crusts and mix well with mixer till combined and starting to thicken. Pour into crusts and chill or freeze. Sprinkle extra nutmeg on top. Makes 2 pies.

     Eggnog can be used much like buttermilk in many recipes and adds a unique taste to many meals. Stay tuned for more eggnog recipes like pancakes, breads, creamer and fudge! Yes, you did just read fudge, it's my recipe that made it into the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookbook a few years ago! And don't forget, making homemade eggnog is so much better and alot cheaper so drink up!


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