Friday, October 07, 2011

a very thanksgiving weekend...

dress, shoes, belt: ruche, tights: american apparel, watch: guess


ruche + pumpkin treat = a very happy thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving to all my fellow canadian bloggers!! this weekend was a very thanksgiving weekend indeed, filled with lots of food, pumpkin desserts, and fall scenery!!

i tested out a pumpkin pecan jar recipe i found on pinterest, and it was a hit at home and work. perfect combination of sweet & salty! not to mention everything just seems extra fun in a jar, with ribbon to boot.

mixing the ingredients!!

everything is funner with matryoshka/babushka doll measuring cups and spoons!

ready to pop the jars in the oven!!

cool, and decorate!

ready to give out!

perfect with a scoop of icecream on top!


  • ingredients ~
1 can (15oz) pumpkin
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
(or 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice)
1 boxed cake mix (white or yellow cake)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3/4 cup butter, melted

  • Directions ~
    1. Preheat oven to 350*F
    2. In a large bowl add the first 5 ingredients, and whisk together until fully combined.
    3. Lightly spray 12, 1/2 pint jars with non-stick cooking spray.
    4. Use a measuring cup to put about 1/2 cup pumpkin mixture into each jar.
    5. Sprinkle two rounded tablespoon of dry cake mix on top of pumpkin layer, in each jar.
    6. Then sprinkle on one rounded tablespoon of chopped pecans in each jar.
    7. Pour one tablespoon of melted butter on top (of each jar).
    8. Bake jars on a large baking sheet (so they are easy to put in and out of the oven) for about 40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center of a jar comes out clean, and dessert is golden brown.
    9. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
Before serving, top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

a very happy thanksgiving to you! more fall pics to follow!


1 comment:

  1. those treats look absolutely delicious!

    i'm dying to try a salted caramel brownie jar, but i might have to try these first!!

    yum yum!!