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Every Thanksgiving long weekend we join my mother-in-law’s side of the family (all 30-50 of them!) in Pembroke, ON for a massive outdoor turkey dinner. The kids run wild in the bush, we light a big bonfire and most importantly, we feast. One of the things we all look forward to most are my husband’s aunt Paula’s pumpkin pies.
Generally, I’m not much for pumpkin pie. I find it gelatinous, overly sweet and too heavy on the pumpkin spice in most cases, but Paula’s pies are special. She makes them from whole sugar pumpkins she scoops out, roasts and purees herself so they taste naturally sweet and rich. With just enough spice to warm the mouth and compliment the earthy roasted pumpkin. It gave me hope that I might someday get into the whole pumpkin dessert thing. I hate being left out of the feasting….
DIY pumpkin pie spice, or Hawaij, with just 5 ingredients! This version includes cardamom for a floral, unexpected twist on the seasonal staple.
We’re transitioning fully into autumn over here at Baked with a 5 ingredient DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe! This is a [better] variation of the norm. It’s more Hawaij than pumpkin spice, because I add cardamom to just about everything (it deserves to be included).
With it’s excess root veggies and temperatures that are more conducive to baking, autumn is the prime time of year to explore baking desserts with vegetables. Most of us will automatically think of pumpkin desserts, but there is an entire realm of veggies we can use from spinach to corn, even peas! These are some of our favourites and how to use them in your everyday baking….