The best part about Thanksgiving is being around family. The memories it brings along with it gives me the deepest feelings of nostalgia. I miss how my moms side of the family would all congregate in my grandma’s house. Human bodies everywhere! My mom comes from a family with six kids & every kid had 5-6 kids each, so cousins were plenty! I feel it hasn’t been the same since grandma died. We all miss her so much! She was an incredible example of perfect happiness. She always had a smile on her face. And what a fantastic cook she was! This picture was taken on one of her last Thanksgivings, surrounded by her posterity. She would make 31 pies & 9 different ice creams. As I’m typing this I wish so bad that I could turn back time! She was an amazing woman.
I love pie. It’s not my absolute FAVORITE desert out there but, you can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without it. Quite honestly, the crust has always been my least favorite, too. I’ve never really liked it much. SO, you have a couple options when making your Gluten Free pies for Thanksgiving.
1- Don’t make a crust! I think it’s so much better that way anyway! Just make your pie filling & pour it into a pie dish! YUM!
2- Pick up some Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust at your local grocery store!
3- Grab some Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Animal Cookies, crush them, mix it with some melted butter, press it into the pie pan, & voila! You’ll have a yummy crust! I just read today you can do this with your favorite flavor of Chex Cereal! Have you tried the vanilla? Oh. My. Gosh. Heaven. I would also like to try it with Glutino’s Gluten Free “Oreo’s” & scrape off the icing. I’ve made a chocolate silk pie with an Oreo crust (back in the gluten days) & it was so yummy!
4. You could make your own crust from scratch. But…. We are all about simplicity over here so I won’t have a recipe for ya!
We’d love to hear what you do for your Gluten Free Thanksgiving Pies! How do you make them gluten free?
We hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! DON’T GET GLUTENED!! We would love to hear about your Thanksgiving dinner! Email, [email protected]
New to the blog? Welcome!! This month we’ve been running our “Sigh of Relief Series.” We wanted you to relax a little simply by knowing that you CAN still have a YUMMY Thanksgiving, gluten free. These are a few of our own tips on how to have a fabulous dinner. Here’s a list to see the others & remember to subscribe to our blog so you can get the rest emailed to you!
Pass the Gravy
Steamed Vegetables & Gluten Free Cheese Sauce
Gluten Free Sweet Potato / Yam Casserole
Gluten Free Strawberry Pretzel Jello
Stuff Yo’ Self
Hint of Lime
Gluten Free Old Fashioned Macaroni & Cheese