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@mousiegirl-

Yum! I forgot about the hard sauce!

I'm getting so hungry reading this thread, I'd better go to bed before I eat everything in the refrigerator-even though its not too interesting😜


 

 

@on the bayFor Christmas, she would make a "flaming" plum pudding, also with hard sauce, lol.  British background, but born and raised in Eastern Canada, otherwise, I doubt I would have ever tasted a plum pudding or mincemeat.

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@on the bay, many pumpkin pies are made that are light on the spices. People also make “pumpkin mousse” pies that are less spiced. My mother always made the recipe on the Libby’s can, but always amped it up with the spices and added a little more. I prefer more spice than less. 

 

I didn’t grow up eating mincemeat pies, but I’d be willing to have some. Fruitcake, I can enjoy with a higher batter-to-fruit & nuts ratio than is typical of British fruitcakes - I’d like 70% cake, 30% fruit & nuts. And if they want to add booze that’s good too ;-)

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@on the bay, many pumpkin pies are made that are light on the spices. People also make “pumpkin mousse” pies that are less spiced. My mother always made the recipe on the Libby’s can, but always amped it up with the spices and added a little more. I prefer more spice than less. 

 

I didn’t grow up eating mincemeat pies, but I’d be willing to have some. Fruitcake, I can enjoy with a higher batter-to-fruit & nuts ratio than is typical of British fruitcakes - I’d like 70% cake, 30% fruit & nuts. And if they want to add booze that’s good too ;-)


 

@Moonchilde  My Mother made a horrible fruitcake, all candied cherries, hardly any batter, and it was no cook, but she loved it.  

 

I made a dried fruit and nut fruitcake soaked in booze decades ago, and it was fantastic!  Not the cloying sweetness as the candied cherries, still cringe when I think of  my Mother's fruitcake, LOL.

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@cherry wrote:

I used to make pumpking custard in a 9x12 pan and just cut it into squares to serve it

 

I  had it for breakfast ,it was a balance meal, with all ofthe food groups in it.

 

I haven't had it since becoming diabetic.  I made mine quite spicy I don't like bland pumpkin.

 

I haven't tried baking with splenda, or any artificial sweetner

 

I don't like many of them as they are quite hard to digest and I don't like the way they taste


@cherry  Splenda doesn't react to heat like some sweeteners, and measures like sugar.  I find it very satisfactory for baking.  Try it.

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@Kachina624  thanks ,but it's not for me. I stay away from those things. They are hard on my stomach ,and I have never had one of them that tasted good

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@mousiegirl, ah yes.  My most passionate Christmas AND Thanksgiving food memory-- plum pudding.  We called it "Christmas pudding", and it was always doused with my mother's caramel sauce (not a hard sauce-- it never had any spirits in it.)

 

Living in Ontario, plum pudding was often hauled out for the holidays.  Were you there, or in th Maritiimes or Quebec?  Comparing Canadian Thanksgiving to U.S., I'm always struck by the fact that here in the states there is much more emphasis on pumpkin pie.  Or maybe I'm imagining that.  Maybe it was just my Canadian family that was so plum-pudding-centric, ha.  If we had pie as well, it was more likely to be apple, I think.

 

When I lived in Lousiana, sweet potato pie loomed very large for me, yum.

 

Hubby, who grew up in Chicago, practically belongs in a pumpkin cult... 

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@mousiegirl, ah yes.  My most passionate Christmas AND Thanksgiving food memory-- plum pudding.  We called it "Christmas pudding", and it was always doused with my mother's caramel sauce (not a hard sauce-- it never had any spirits in it.)

 

Living in Ontario, plum pudding was often hauled out for the holidays.  Were you there, or in th Maritiimes or Quebec?  Comparing Canadian Thanksgiving to U.S., I'm always struck by the fact that here in the states there is much more emphasis on pumpkin pie.  Or maybe I'm imagining that.  Maybe it was just my Canadian family that was so plum-pudding-centric, ha.  If we had pie as well, it was more likely to be apple, I think.

 

When I lived in Lousiana, sweet potato pie loomed very large for me, yum.

 

Hubby, who grew up in Chicago, practically belongs in a pumpkin cult... 


 

@Oznell  I have relatives living in Ontario, many generations.  My Mother's family settled one town in Canada and at one time, almost every mailbox had her last name.  I havn't been back there for decades.

 

My Mother never served pumpkin pie, it was always mincemeat and maybe apple too, can't remember, but always mincemeat.  The only reason pumpkin pie ever entered my home was due to DH who loves it.  I have made  few, but just buy them now.

 

I can still see my Mother bringing the plum pudding on a pedestal cake plate to the table flaming away, lol, she was so proud of it. Smiley Happy

 

She came to the US in her twenties, the only one of her family who ever left Canada.  Every so many years, as a child, we would fly there, and once, if you can believe it, my Mother drove us to Eastern Canada over narrow mountain roads, I wouldn't do it, alone with just her daughter, me, brave and adventurous woman she was, not I, lol.

 

Are you fond of the meat pies with the chili sauce on the side?  I remember my Aunt going to the huge market place and bringing the pork pies back for our lunch,.  I didn't like them then, but I might now.

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Same as any other Friday morning, oatmeal with blueberries or greek yogurt with strawberries or a banana with a little peanut butter.....and coffee,

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I’ll have the same thing I have nearly every other morning. Non-fat Icelandic yogurt with raspberries and blueberries, along with coffee.  There won’t be any leftovers from the day before, except for perhaps turkey, at my house. I simply don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

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@mousiegirl, how could I forget mincemeat?  That was our dessert menu too-- plum pudding, mincemeat pie or tarts, and maybe apple pie sometimes.

 

How festive of your mother to flame her puddings! That must have been so much fun. We never had that.

 

Thanks for bringing back lovely memories!