Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Pies

November 20, 2015

What would Thanksgiving dinner be without seasonal pies garnishing the dessert table?  From pumpkin, to pecan to apple, pies are just as essential a component of the holiday meal as the turkey! The chefs of JPC Event Group are always busy cooking up all kinds of sweet endings to any meal. Over the years, we’ve baked rustic pies in every shape and form – from mini Mason jar pies, to our famous wild Maine blueberry pies and pie pops! The bird may take center stage for the first half of the Thanksgiving meal, but these beautiful pies will give a show stopping sweet ending.


Photography: Christina Shields


Photography: Christina Shields


Photography: Lauren Fair


Photography: Lauren Fair


Photography: Kelsey Kradel


Photography: Kelsey Kradel


Photography: Kelsey Kradel

Looking for an easy way to add an extra touch to your favorite pie? Try whipping up a batch of flavored whipped cream to serve with your pie! It’s an unexpected detail guaranteed to please all palates.

To ensure you make awesome whipped cream at home:

  • Use cream labeled Heavy or Whipping Cream. Light cream doesn’t have enough fat to form the requisite peaks.
  • Stick your bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using. It will help the cream whip faster.
  • Same goes for the cream. Take it out of the fridge right before you plan on using it.
  • Confectioners’ sugar is lighter and dissolves faster, but either it or regular sugar can be used as sweetener.

    Maple Whipped Cream: Whip 1 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form.
    Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup (Grade B if possible) and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
    Beat until stiff peaks form.

    Cinnamon Spice Whipped Cream: Whip 1 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form.
    Add 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
    Beat until stiff peaks form.

     Source: Serious Eats

    Find more inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast here.

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