Friday, November 27, 2015

Raspberry Cream


We wanted to try a new pie this year for Thanksgiving. I saw a billboard with a raspberry pie that looked really good. So a web search resulted in several recipes for raspberry pies. This one for raspberry cream looked the best, we tweaked it a little and it turned out really good. It would be a great pie on a hot summer day. 

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
1 cup fresh raspberry
3 cups frozen raspberries

Use a graham cracker crust.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, orange juice, extract, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread into crust. Chill until serving.

Mash raspberries and force through a screen to remove seeds. 
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and 2 cups mashed raspberries.

Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Spread topping over filling. Garnish with fresh berries.

Mashing Raspberries through a fine strainer

Raspberry Cream Pie

Thanksgiving 2015

This is a special year for us, we have everyone in town. Nathan and Nicole's family moved back from Chicago so Nathan can work on a PhD at BYU. We are grateful for so many blessings: to be together with our family; our country; and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Karly's table setting

Katie ready for pie!

Grayson's Thanksgiving Feast

Here are the pies we made for this year's Thanksgiving. It reminded me of a Thanksgiving at my Grandma Murray's in Myton. It seemed that we wad a dozen of different pies. We cleaned out the garage and put up tables and chairs. And I finally got to sit at the adult table next to my Uncle Jerry.

Classic Apple Pie with leaf topping

Mariel and Kerry cutting out leaves

Pumpkin Pie with snowflakes

Mashing Raspberries through a fine strainer

Raspberry Cream Pie

Monday, November 9, 2015

Veyo Pie Bakery

When I was a young Boy Scout the Utah National Parks Council sponsored a hike on spring break. We would camp the first night near Enterprise, Utah, then hike south along Magotsu Creek. We would spend one more night on the trail and eventually finish at Veyo, Utah, with a swim at the Veyo Pool. We had some great adventures along the way. We did the hike twice, once with our scoutmaster Brother Walton and the second with Deward as our scout leader. Yesterday I read in the news that there is something else Veyo is known for besides the swimming pool: Pies! I can't believe I missed this. Check out this article in the Deseret News: Veyo Pies. Next time I am in the area, I think I will visit the bakery. It's only twenty miles from St. George.
Veyo Pool
Veyo Pool
Twenty miles from St. George, Veyo Pies thrives on reputation, not location. (Lee Benson)
Veyo Pies