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10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)


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Pumpkin Pie -- Dessert
Jazz up your leftover pumpkin pie with a special sauce drizzled on top.
Jazz up your leftover pumpkin pie with a special sauce drizzled on top.
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While most people probably won't have leftover pumpkin pie for long, to add a flavor kick to this dessert, Megan Ketover C.P.C, pastry chef/adjunct professor at Bakery Hill at Midwest Culinary Institute in Cincinnati and a member of the American Culinary Federation, recommends a Bourbon Whiskey Caramel Sauce with Toasted Pecans [source: Ketover].

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and cooled

Directions:

  • Combine sugar and water in saucepan over medium heat, until sugar dissolves.
  • Brush down sides of saucepan with pastry brush dipped in water to push down any undissolved sugar crystals.
  • Cook sauce until it turns a golden-amber color.
  • Stir in heavy cream. (The sauce will bubble up in the pan.)
  • After cream absorbs into sauce, remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla, salt, bourbon whiskey and cinnamon.
  • Drizzle warm sauce over the pie. Top with toasted pecans.

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