Baking With Kids This Thanksgiving

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Baking with your kids is a fun little way to bond and teach your child ways around the kitchen. This thanksgiving I implore all parents or guardians to bake with there kids. This will definitely give your child a sense of proud and thankfulness.

So since this is a thanksgiving post, I am going to share with you two different and delicious pies that you can bake your kiddos. 

1. Coconut Crème Pie 




Ingredients for crust:

  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 12 rectangular graham crackers
  • 1 stick butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder 
Ingredients for Coconut Crème Filling: 

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Half and Half cream (enough to make 3 cups with the coconut milk)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 1 tsp mix spice extract
  • 1 tsp rose water 
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Ingredients for Cream Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Method for crust:
  • Preheat oven at 325 degrees. 
  • Crush graham crackers then combine with sugar, spices, coconut and butter.
  • Press crumbs evenly into your pie plate (9 or 10").
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before adding filling.
Method for Filling:
  • In a saucepan combine half and half, coconut milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over med-low heat, mix until very thick.
  • Remove from heat then stir in the rest of ingredients. 
  • Pour the custard into the pie crust.
  • Let it cool for 2-4 hours or until it is firm.
Method for Topping:
  • Beat the heavy cream with the other ingredients until it makes a stiff peak.
  • Spread topping over the cooled pie. 
2. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie



Ingredients for crust:
  • 12 rectangular graham crackers
  • 1 stick butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder 
Ingredients for Crème Cheese Layer:
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon extract
  •  1 egg
Ingredients for Pumpkin Cheese Layer:
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 4 oz. Cream, soften
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 
  •  1 egg
Method for crust:
  • Preheat oven at 325 degrees. 
  • Crush graham crackers then combine with sugar, spices, coconut and butter.
  • Press crumbs evenly into your pie plate (9 or 10").
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before adding filling.
Method for Cream Cheese Layer:
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, beat until smooth.
  •  Blend in egg.
  • Pour the creamy batter onto crust.
Method of Pumpkin Layer:
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, beat until smooth.
  •  Blend in egg.
  • Combine pumpkin and spices to mixture.
  • Carefully spread over the cream cheese batter. 
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Allow to cool before refrigerating for 3 to 4 hours. 

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