Showing posts with label pudding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pudding. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mini Shamrock Pie / #Pi Day

Today is March 14, which means that it is also Pi Day! 3.14! So I joined up with some other bloggers to celebrate this day, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, by making pie!

This Mini Shamrock Pie is a tasty, fun way to celebrate not only Pi day, but also St. Patrick's Day! The recipe calls for store bought pie shells, with homemade filling, making this Pi Day dessert, simple, quick, fun and tasty! 

Mini Shamrock Pie
(printable recipe at end of post)

1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
2 cups Milk
2 Egg Yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
Green Food Color
1 sheet frozen Pie Pastry
small shamrock cookie cutter
4 Pre made 5" Pie Shells
Leprechaun Sprinkles 

In preparation for this recipe, have your ingredients, on the counter, measured and ready to use. Place your egg yolks in a medium bowl, to accommodate 1 cup of liquid.

Combine sugar, cornstarch and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring the entire time over medium heat until it becomes thick and bubbly. Once it is bubbly, cook for 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Measure 1 cup of the mix to the egg yolk and mix together. 
 Pour the egg mix into the pan with the rest of the milk mixture.
Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the butter and vanilla until combined.
Add green food coloring, and mix until combined. I used liquid food color for this recipe, but you could also use paste color.
Pour pudding in to a bowl and cover with plastic. Place plastic on the surface of the pudding, to prevent air from getting to it. Chill in fridge.
While your pudding is chilling, unroll 1 sheet of the pie crust and cut out small shamrocks. Bake for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees.
Bake the pie shells according to the package directions.
Let the pie crusts cool.
Fill the pie crusts with the pudding. Decorate with sprinkles. Decorate the cut shamrocks with sprinkles by spraying a little water on the crust, then pouring sprinkles on the crust. Let dry.

Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate Pi day with me! 
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Continue scrolling down to see what my other Pi loving friends  created to celebrate today!

Cherry Hand Pies from Love and Confections

Chocolate Orange Free Form Pie from The Bitter Side of Sweet

Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Pie from Feeding Big

Fried Apple Pies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Gluten Free Death By Chocolate Pie from Gluten Free Crumbley

Mini Shamrock Pie from The Freshman Cook

Shepherd’s Pie Pizza from The Spiffy Cookie

Sweet Potato Pie from My Catholic Kitchen


print recipe

Mini Shamrock Pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 Egg Yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • Green Food Color
  • 1 sheet frozen Pie Pastry
  • small shamrock cookie cutter
  • 4 Pre made 5" Pie Shells
  • Leprechaun Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In preparation for this recipe, have your ingredients, on the counter, measured and ready to use. Place your egg yolks in a medium bowl, to accommodate 1 cup of liquid.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring the entire time over medium heat until it becomes thick and bubbly. Once it is bubbly, cook for 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Measure 1 cup of the mix to the egg yolk and mix together.
  4. Pour the egg mix into the pan with the rest of the milk mixture.
  5. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the butter and vanilla until combined.
  7. Add green food coloring, and mix until combined. I used liquid food color for this recipe, but you could also use paste color.
  8. Pour pudding in to a bowl and cover with plastic. Place plastic on the surface of the pudding, to prevent air from getting to it. Chill in fridge.
  9. While your pudding is chilling, unroll 1 sheet of the pie crust and cut out small shamrocks. Bake for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Bake the pie shells according to the package directions.
  11. Let the pie crusts cool.
  12. Fill the pie crusts with the pudding. Decorate with sprinkles. Decorate the cut shamrocks with sprinkles by spraying a little water on the crust, then pouring sprinkles on the crust. Let dry.
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tapioca Pudding and Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups/#SummerofPudding

The #SummerofPudding is in full swing, and today I am sharing my all time favorite pudding, Tapioca! I have loved tapioca since I was a kid; so a long time! I made some Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups to showcase just how creamy, rich and good tasting this tapioca pudding from KozyShack is! This is a simple sugar cookie recipe that is easier to do than cutouts!These are perfect for all your summertime celebrations, or just when you want a little something special! Just a reminder~ National Tapioca Pudding Day is coming up this Wednesday, July 15. So join the celebration and savor the creamy goodness of  KozyShack Tapioca Pudding! You are truly going to love these!
 Tapioca Pudding and Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chocolate Pudding Party on the Porch!~#Summer of Pudding

Did you know that yesterday was National Chocolate Pudding Day?! So what better day to have a Chocolate Pudding Party and celebrate! We had such a great time enjoying toppings, fruits, and a chocolate mousse that tasted amazing! We were slightly interrupted by a rather nasty afternoon thunderstorm, but the food was fantastic, the company was wonderful, and everyone had fun!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote/#foodieextravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  
We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  And each month we all incorporate one main ingredient into a recipe.  This month the ingredient is blueberries.  We hope you all enjoy our delicious blueberry foods this month and come see what next month's new ingredient is.  If you would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.
We would love to have you!


It's time for blueberries, which for me, means Panna Cotta topped with a Blueberry Compote! I love blueberries and don't you think they are the perfect summertime fruit? Panna Cotta is easy to make, and the blueberry compote is just as easy. Plus, I used Truvia instead of sugar for fewer calories. The best part is that they have to be made ahead of time, so it is the perfect dessert!
 Panna Cotta w/ a Blueberry Compote

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chocolate Banana Nilla Wafer Bowl

Welcome to Day 3 of our "Mini Week " here at The Freshman Cook! Don't forget to enter our giveaway for the "Just Desserts" 25 piece parfait and the "Just Mini Desserts" cookbook. Enter every day up to Sunday at 11:59 pm PST. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite mini dessert is. You can leave a comment everyday, even the same comment if you want, and for extra entries, like The Freshman Cook on facebook, and follow us. Easy to enter!

Today we made a Mini Chocolate Banana Nilla Wafer Bowl. When my son was growing up he loved Nilla Wafers and Bananas in Vanilla pudding. Of course, so did I and so did my husband. It was our true comfort food.! I even make my son a Nilla Wafer Cake for his birthday every year! Comfort food for the whole family! But I wanted to dress up this favorite of ours, so I added some nutella and gave an old favorite a new look, and it tastes delicious. I hope you think so too!
Mini Chocolate Banana Nilla Wafer Bowl
Old Fashioned Vanilla Pudding
(Katie Anderson-Allrecipes)
Makes enough for 4 1/2 cup bowls
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoons Cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 cup 2% Milk
1 Egg Yolk, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Everything Else
 1/2 cup Nutella
2-3 tablespoons Milk
Mini Nilla Wafers
1 tablespoon Butter, melted
1 medium Banana
Place the mini nilla wafers in a zip lock bag. 
Roll over them with a rolling pin and crush.
Mix in your melted butter and stir.
Distribute the crushed wafers between the four bowls.
Push the crumbs on the bottom of the bowl 
and up the sides just slightly.
Set aside.
Place the nutella in a saucepan double boiler setup,
and melt it slowly. Add the milk to the melted nutella
and stir until it is smooth and a bit thinner than it was
originally. Let the nutella sit on low 
while you make the pudding.
In a saucepan, combine your sugar, cornstarch and salt.
Gradually stir in your milk.
 Cook and stir over medium heat....
until thickened and bubbly. Reduce the heat, and stir 2
 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
Stir a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the egg mix.
This is tempering your egg. The egg will get used to the
heat a little at a time, and will not curdle or cook.
Return all of the hot milk mixture and the 
egg and milk mix into the saucepan. 
 Stirring constantly, bring the mix to a gentle boil.
Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Gently stir in vanilla and butter.
Cool for 15 minutes.
While the pudding is cooling, dip half of some mini nilla
wafers into the nutella. Place on a plate with wax paper
on it and put in the fridge to set.
Stir the pudding occasionally during the 15 minutes
that the pudding is cooling.
Place a tablespoon of nutella sauce in each bowl.
If you have any extra, distribute it evenly.
Slice a thin piece of banana for each bowl,
and place it in the center of the bowl over the nutella.
Place pudding over the banana.
Place the bowls in the refrigerator for an hour minimum.
Once the pudding is chilled, garnish your bowls.
Slice 4 more pieces of banana. 
Place a slice of banana on top of the bowl
and place a nutella covered mini nilla wafer
next to it.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!
 Don't forget about our giveaway, and stop by
tomorrow for some more mini dessert!