Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Holiday Desserts

WOW! The merry-go-round has finally stopped. What a month it has been for us. To say that life is and has been full is quite an understatement. However, I think everything is back on track. I know this post is way late. I just wanted to give my review of the two recipes we used for these holiday desserts.
Pumpkin Flan from "Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night" by Daisy Martinez and Pecan Pie from "Baking from my home to yours" by Dorie Greenspan. Let me start by telling you that Dorie titled this recipe "My Favorite Pecan Pie" which you can find here at Borders Recipe File. I can't say it was my favorite though. I followed the recipe exactly and was not overly happy with it. It was a bit "busy" for my tastes. I'll keep looking for "my favorite" Pecan Pie recipe. However I did think Daisy's pumpkin flan was sensational, and so did everyone else. You can also find it here at Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine. There you can find quite a few of her recipes. I can tell you that she has never failed me.

The top photo is obviously the ingredients for the pumpkin flan and the bottom for the pecan pie.Obviously.

So, this was excellent. It is going into my favorites files.

This, a bit much for my liking. Maybe I'll give it a try another time with just the addition of either the expresso or the chocolate, just not both.

I am linking these up to:
Sundays at One Food Club at Cocina Diary


  1. The pumpkin flan is to die for. I could eat a whole 8-serving flan by myself. That's how much I love it!

  2. Hi Carla & Michael - the pumpkin flan looks absolutely delicious, and the pecan pie looks pretty darn good too, even if it wasn't entirely to your taste. Thanks so much for sharing at "Make it with ... Mondays" challenge vanilla. I do hope you'll join in again.
    Sue :-)

  3. The pumpkin flan looks soooo very yummy! I'm definitely going to have to try that one. Thanks so much for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  4. I can't find a great pecan pie recipe's a good thing there is always next year!

  5. That was an ambitious looking dessert - lovely color, makes me want a slice...even at 7 a.m.!

  6. Love Dorie's books too and have yet to try the pumpkin flan and pecan pies{i know}.
    U have done a wonderful job and i loveee the pic of the goodies that go in!

    Happy to have u over at my space and ur always welcome again:-)
    thannx a ton for ur thoughts :-)

  7. thx for bringing it to our house @ Christmas. I could have eaten ALL of the flan by myself but had to SHARE! LOL. BUT, what you left me, I hid the last slice from hubby. Pecan pie?, too busy. I like a standard pecan pie
    Love ya,


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