September 23, 2009

Orange Zesty Sweet potato pie Fall card

My favorite color is orange, so when Papertrey ink decided to realease Orange Zest, I was delighted. Of course the first card I made with it was this autum inspired leafy one.
The leaves aren't actually..well, leaves. At least not leaves like you think of when referring to fall; oak, maple, ash, birch, hickory. But, I think given the colors of ink I used, they work just fine!
The image and swirly stamps are from the Spiral Bouquet set. Sentiment is from the 2009 Autumn Tags set, and the surrounding border is from the new Vintage Labels set.

Here's a photo of the sweet potato pie that my BFF and I made last weekend. We actually made two pies and now she has one in her freezer! I thought the colors in the pie were a perfect match for the card above!

(courtesy of my mother in law, Beth)

1 1/2 c. cooked, mashed sweet potato
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. evaporated milk (can use soy)
1/2 c. flaked coconut
6 T. melted butter
1/2 t. lemon extract (or 1 T. lemon juice & 1/2 T. lemon zest)
2 egg yolks (can use vegan versions)
1 9 inch pastry shell, unbaked
2 T. dark brown sugar

Blind bake the pie shell in a 375 degree oven for about 9 minutes--no browning should occur. When removed, sprinkle brown sugar over bottom of hot crust and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine rest of ingredients and pour into pie crust. Bake at 375 for 15 mintues, then lower the temp to 350 and continue to bake for another 30, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

I like to top mine with a butter, brown sugar, pecan, brandy drizzle and some whipped cream, but feel free to experiment to your liking!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you try the pie, let me know how you like it. Sweet Potato pie should NOT be a 'remake" of pumpkin, so no adding cinnamon and all those other spices, you hear me! *grin*


Mary said...

That card is great, love the colors, and that pie is drool-inducing...oh wait, I have one in my freezer!! YAY! That's my plate! HA!

Taheerah said...

Wow, that Orange Zest is amazing!! Can't wait to get mine in the post! Great card Dana - all those elements from the different sets really work together. Love the distressing and the colours of the leaves!

anya said...

Dana, I am in love with this card! The colors are so fantastic and I love how you pulled out Spiral Bouquet... those oldies are still goodies! I feel some inspiration coming on! ;)

Belinda said...

Mmmm, that pie is so tasty looking! :) And the colors you paired for your card look fab!

BethieJ said...

Dana your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the GREAT fall colors! and that pie looks FABULOUS! I have never had sweet potato pie... hmmmm it is hard to not add cinnamon to things! HA HA!!!

Heidi said...

Yum! Your pie sounds wonderful! The card is beautiful! I love the colors and the leaves.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I think those look like very elegant leaves and you're right--your pie matches your card, haha!

Jen said...

Ooooooh! A new recipe to try! Love the card colors. They match the pie perfectly. I may try the pie next week.

Leah said...

This is just beautiful, wonderful set to ink up all fall like:) You came by my blog and left a comment for me on my card (thank you!) and had a question of where I used the summersun rise and lemon tart ink, and it was on my leaves in the circles. Love your work! :)

barb in Edmonton said...

Oooh, yummy! Both the card and the pie look dee-licious!

In the recipe, is it 1/2 cup for the evaporated milk?


Eleanor said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog =) And thanks for this yummy recipe!! Love the card!

Mara... said...

I love the colors of your card, so fall-ish and pretty! AND the pie looks fantastic. I've never made a sweet potatoe pie but I just might have to try this one!

Jessica said...

i love that you used a less typical stamp for your fall leaves. The card's lovely!
And i'd take sweet potato pie over pumpkin any day! YUM!! i'll have to try your recipe soon.