Thanksgiving in Austin
Thanksgiving in Austin is the perfect holiday, for it’s all about family, food and football. Thanksgiving traditions are also part of what makes this a special day, whether it’s Grandma’s special stuffing recipe or cheering on UT versus A&M with your belly full of turkey. However, sometimes it’s nice to try something new:
How about a twist on the traditional pumpkin pie? Try this recipe for Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie:
Ingredients: 1 single pie crust; 1 – 8 oz. package of mascarpone or cream cheese, softened; 1 slightly beaten egg yolk; 2 tlbs honey; 1/2 tsp vanilla; 1 cup canned pumpkin; 1 – 5 oz. can evaporated milk; 2 slightly beaten eggs; 1/3 cup packed brown sugar; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Prepare pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate.
- In a bowl, beat mascarpone or cream cheese, egg yolk, honey and vanilla on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
- In another bowl, stir together pumpkin, evaporated milk, 2 eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour pumpkin mixture into pie crust. Dollop the mascarpone mixture over the pumpkin mixture. Pull a knife gently through dollops to swirl fillings.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until top is puffed and knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 1 hour and then chill for 2 hours before serving to your very impressed guests. (recipe from Better Homes and Gardens 10/01)
Dinner tips for Thanksgiving in Austin
Celebrating Thanksgiving in Austin this year and need a little help pulling off the perfectly timed Thanksgiving dinner? Cooking website CHOW has created an iPhone app to walk novices and experts through a perfectly timed, no hassle Thanksgiving dinner. CHOW’s Thanksgiving Dinner Coach is free and available at the App Store.
Thanksgiving in Austin Tradition: UT vs. A&M
Had enough turkey (or enough family togetherness)? Thanksgiving in Austin would not be complete without the annual UT vs. A&M rivalry game. Head to Red’s Porch (3508 S. Lamar Blvd.), which is open 5 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving Day for appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and the Longhorns-Aggies game.
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