I wanted to embellish the pie and drew a spider template on a shirt box, then cut it out with an X-Acto Knife. I laid the spider on the cooled pie and sprinkled it with black sugar.
To make the spider a little more kid friendly you could always add some candy eyes...
Unfortunately the really ~scary~ stuff started in the fridge a few hours later... The black sugar began to melt and liquefy from the moisture of the pie and started running all over. Not the look I was going for! Even with a Halloween theme... So, unless you'll be decorating and eating within a couple hours I can't recommend this embellishment for pumpkin or custard pies.
Of course it still tasted good though:@)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie-from Food Network Magazine, October 2013
1 C canned pumpkin
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C sour cream
1/4 C maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
9" graham cracker crust
- Add all to a food processor and puree.
- Pour into crust and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until set.
- Cool and store in the refrigerator.
Have a happy day:@)