Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie

As we're gathering fall ideas, how about turning your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie into a Jack-O-Lantern that will make folks smile as big as he does! I can't think of an easier or more perfect pie embellishment:@)
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Pie Crust Cut-Outs A Simple Tutorial
I made a double crust pie dough and rolled what remained after I made the bottom crust out between two pieces of wax paper. Try to make it a little thicker than your normal pie crust. Remove the top piece of wax paper. Using a paring knife free hand Jack-O-Lantern type features, pick up the wax paper and place the crust onto a baking sheet.
Chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. Remove from fridge and flip the crust onto the baking sheet.
Peel off wax paper and remove excess dough. Nudge the edges and smooth any roughs spots. At this point you can re-roll the excess crust and make more cut-outs in case some break or get too dark. I did do this.
My homemade shortening crust gets baked at 400 degrees, use the recommended temperature for the crust you're using. Bake for 8-12 minutes, start checking at 6 minutes. You want them to begin to brown but not get dark. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Pick the best looking pieces and carefully place on pie after it cools.
Have a happy day:@)

PS-The white pie plate is Corning Ware Cornflower Blue that I picked up for $1 at a yard sale. I've made a lot of pies in my time and in this reporter's opinion, it is by far my favorite pie dish!


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45 comments:

  1. Love it!! Wish I had a big ol' piece right now! xo

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  2. How fun, i love this, just looking at it makes me smile. How about Earl? Did he like it? :)

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  3. What a cute idea and you've been full of great ideas lately! Love the Zombie Eyes, the owl cheese ball and the those bite-size 'tater skins below :) Your "pigskin" posts are always a hit!

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  4. Just emailed you. Pinned onto my board!

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  5. love cornflower blue correll. I have one piece.

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  6. This is a perfect pumpkin pie, just couldn't be any cuter!

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  7. this is too cool. i wonder what it will taste like? (:

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  8. Oh how I love pumpkin pie. Cute idea with the pie dough :)

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  9. cool idea. I will have to check out your pin it page.

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  10. Hi Lynn, My mother-in-law used to make pumpkin puree from actual purchased pumpkins, rather than use the canned. She also made a super-good sweet potato pie! Your pie looks cute and I'll bet it tastes really good too. You are such a good cook!

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  11. That is a PERFECT pumpkin pie! Nothing could be better than that. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  12. Lynn, what a happy looking Jack-O-Lantern pie! Joni

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  13. That is so cute, Lynn, and who doesn't love pumpkin pie.....not me! Also, I think those Zombi Eyed Devil's eggs are something my Grands would crack up over!

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  14. Yum! I love pumpkin pie too. This is just adorable, thanks for sharing how to do the crust. Great idea!

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  15. I love pumpkin pie! Yours is so perfect for season :)

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  16. Such a cute idea....I love it!! Would love for you to stop by and say hi...and also link up to my linky party!! :)

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  17. This is an expression I use all the time. Happier than a pig in mud. How cute a name is that? I started me and my sister's blog (for all intents and purposes it's my blog because she quit blogging)about 4 years ago and I chose a name we were "into" at that time. We read the book "Succulent Wild Woman" and we made aprons that said Succulent Woman, etc. so it just seemed natural at the time to name our blog Two Succulent Sisters. It has a lead a lot of people to say, "What does that mean?" but now the name is the name. Maybe I could put the meaning of it in the header? Just thinking as I send this message... I do like the name of your blog and the pumpkin pie is oh, so wonderful!!! Making pie crust is not that hard but somehow it's the one more thing. Anyway, thanks so much for putting that gorgeous pie on my party! It is our first party and I think it's rounding out to be successful. Best wishes, Linda

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  18. I've been really sick and busy lately, so I haven't had time to visit your blog recently. Glad I came by because I'm loving your Halloween ideas. I just pinned the deviled egg eyes. Although tradtional, the jack-o-lantern with the smiley face is still my favorite Halloween design. This is the cutest idea!

    Thank you very much for visiting my new blog today, and I hope you'll drop by again soon!

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  19. Your pie crust looks so flakey. I cannot make pie crust to save my life so I am very impressed. Now I'm hungry for pumpkin pie...

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  20. Pretty and I adore pumpkin pie. I have been eating Costco pies while I have been sick.

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  21. My favorite pie of ALL TIME!!!And you make it look yummier than ever.

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  22. This is a clever idea! I love pumpkin pie in the fall...with whipped topping on it! :D

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  23. Wow, even I could do this!!! What a cute idea! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving :)

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  24. Pumpkin is my PIE-FAV. Thanks for the cute JackO-Deco. BTW...that pie plate is the best...I have one, too. Do ya think it will bake me a punkin'pie like yours?

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  25. Very cute! Looks delicious too...Christine

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  26. I have a bazillion pie plates, but I'll be on the lookout for the Corning Ware Cornflower Blue. What a cute pie! I want a piece :-)

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  27. This is SO adorable! I will be doing this, this Thanksgiving!! Found you on Mix it up Monday link party! I'm your newest follower ;)

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  28. So simple, but so effective!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. Yummm! What a cute idea! I'm glad you liked my simple idea to make my own faux fall leaf branches. :)

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  30. That will be a fun pie to make on Halloween's Day. Love it.

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  31. What a neat idea. Very festive and I wish I had a piece right about now. It's 9:48pm and I could use something sweet.

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  32. Love this! This smiling guy is just perfect…… Laura

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  33. Lynn~ Your pumpkin pie puts a smile on my face :)

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  34. I love this - what an awesome idea! The pie is so cute I wouldn't want to cut into it :)

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  35. such a simple
    and cute idea
    for jacking up a
    punkin pie

    stopping by from ATPF
    to say hello

    now following via GFC!

    alison

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  36. I'm so glad that I'm following you! This look absolutely delicious and very cute too. Thank you so much for sharing your work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  37. Yahoo...you showed us how to do it. I am makin' this at Thanksgiving...well...maybe BEFORE. After all, it IS punkin' season. :)

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  38. Hi Lynn,
    What an adorable presentation for your Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pie, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  39. this is amaizing. shame i canno cook :-(

    http://babyemilycloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. So darn CUTE, and possibly perfect timing. The church is asking the ladies there to make pies for upcoming events, so thank you for sharing this way of making them!.. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  41. What a nice and amazing idea!
    I'm sure that kids will love it!
    I'm having my own blog written in Japanese.
    May I introduce your idea to my Japanese friend?
    My blog
    http://mythankfuldays.blog.fc2.com/

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  42. I featured you today! Happy Halloween!
    Kim

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