This Egg Nog Brulee Pie is creamy and cinnamon-ey with a crispy sugar crust on top.
Oh, hey there.
This is me, playing cool, making small talk while I pretend that the above pie is no big deal. How’s the weather where you live? Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Hey, your hair looks super great today.
Can we all agree that there isn’t much better in life than a magnificent hair day? I have been known to invite my husband to lunch during the week just to have a witness to a particularly fabulous hair day. Do men even notice good hair days? I think they only notice good butt days, and for me, those are even rarer than good hair days.
Speaking of butts, I made you a delicious pie! Did you happen to notice it?
If you’re still contemplating the Thanksgiving dessert situation, this pie is calling your name. If you love food that is good, this pie is calling your name. And if you even semi-like egg nog, this pie…
Well. You understand. This pie is a whole big thing.
I am kind of so-so on egg nog. I love the flavor, but I don’t like drinking it. It’s just weird, like a thick cinnamon perfume. Which makes it PERFECT for cooking it into a creamy spiced custard with a crunchy sugar shell on top.
I’m going to go ahead and call it — one of the best pies I’ve ever eaten.
This pie is incredibly easy to whip up. I adapted it from my Sugar Cream Pie recipe, and I promise that it’s pretty fool proof. Bonus? It slices up like a dream! There’s nothing worse than cutting into a gorgeous pie and the filling runs all over the place. But not this pie, no sir, no ma’am. Clean, pretty slices all around.
I have not yet found my Holy Grail pie crust recipe, so I went with a store bought crust here. I buy the ones that you unroll and place in your own pie pans, so at least it looks rustic and homemade. If you have a favorite pie crust recipe, feel free to go that route (and share the recipe with me!!). But trust me when I say that a store bought crust never killed anyone, especially if you’re short on time or skills.
Make the dang pie, friends! You won’t regret it.
I hope you love this pie as much as I did. Enjoy!
Can you believe it’s already almost Thanksgiving? I love Thanksgiving SO much. Several years ago I bought THIS set of dishes and I only get them out at Thanksgiving. Over the years I’ve bought matching pieces like a gravy boat and a tea pot. It’s nice to have something special to use during our special meal.
I will start my cooking Wednesday. We go to a big Thanksgiving with my husband’s family at around noon, then we go home and eat as a family in the evening. It’s nice to have most of the food ready so I can just pop it in the oven. This sweet potato casserole, these mashed potatoes, and this pie are three of our staples and can all be prepped ahead. Makes for a fairly relaxing Thanksgiving! I also make Lefse, which is a tradition in my husband’s family. It’s a Norwegian flatbread (very thin like a tortilla) made with potatoes and flour. It’s SO good, especially hot right off the griddle. We love to spread butter on it and wrap it around a piece of turkey. So good!
Here’s what I was up to this week:
I am thankful for YOU! Be sure to pop over to my Reader Appreciation Giveaway and enter to win $800 worth of products from Le Creuset and Kitchen IQ.
This Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake is party perfect!
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!
If you have a Mickey Mouse fan in your life, this is for you! A simple and completely edible Mickey Mouse Cake Topper!
My Lucy Goose is two today!
Good grief, what a year. The year between 1-2 is a long one, friends. We started the year with Lucy barely crawling, and now she’s running all over the place. How does this happen? How does a year seem so long and so short at the same time? Why do kids have to grow up? Why do heels still come in the package of sandwich bread even though no one eats them?
Forget that last question. Lucy actually eats the heels. It’s why we keep her around.
I had big plans for Lucy’s birthday this year (much like last year). I was going to made her an adorable cake and set up an elaborate dessert table with Minnie Mouse themed treats…and then life happened. Lucy got sick two weeks ago with a horrible stomach bug, my husband was out of town, and I sat up one night after cleaning vomit for the 97th time and decided that the last thing I needed on my plate was a bunch of people to feed.
So, I cancelled the party. I threw away the invitations I ordered, cancelled the room I had rented, and felt free as a bird. Seriously, friends…just once in your life, start planning a big party and then cancel it all at the last minute. It’s a strangely fabulous feeling.
I decided to just do cake and ice cream and balloons at home. And guess what? Lucy loved it!
My one non-negotiable was the cake. Every kiddo deserves a fun cake for their birthday!! Lucy loves dessert SO much, so I knew that she needed her very own cake. The topper on this little cake looks big because it’s a tiny cake…4″. So keep in mind that if you make this topper for a larger cake, it will take up a lot less room on top!
All you need for this fun topper is a Mini Ball Cake Pan, one chocolate sandwich cookie, and some chocolate almond bark. All you’ll do is split your cookie and scrape off the frosting so you have two cookies. Melt almond bark according to package directions, and fill one cake mold. You do not need to grease the mold — the almond bark has enough oil in it to keep the chocolate from sticking.
Place the mold in the fridge until the chocolate is firm (this may take a bit — it takes about 6 oz of bark to fill up the mold, so it’s a lot of melted chocolate). Once it’s firm, pop it out of the mold and attach the cookie “ears” using melted almond bark.
Done! Easy peasy and oh so cute.
I bought her super cute dress on Etsy from THIS vendor. It wasn’t advertised as a knot dress, but I messaged the seller and asked if she would make it as a knot dress (they are made to order) and thankfully, she did it! Knot dresses can be worn a whole lot longer since the straps can be adjusted…you can even use a knot dress as a longer baby-doll style top when your kiddo gets too tall to wear it as a dress. If you’re going to invest in pricey clothes for your toddler, a knot dress will usually get you the most bang for your buck — slip a long sleeved shirt under it in the cold months or wear it as is in the warm.
The matching hair bows came from THIS Etsy vendor. Seriously the cutest birthday outfit!
Lucy’s always begging to blow out candles in the house, so she was pretty thrilled about this one.
And of course, she dove right in.
It was a low-key party, but it was such a wonderful evening. The cake was adorable and super simple to make — perfect for any Mickey Mouse fan!
Happy birthday, Goose!
Have a great day!
Looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey beauty favorites? I’m sharing a list of thrifty drugstore dupes for high end beauty products!
Hi. My name is Kristan and I’m addicted to expensive make-up.
Which is a problem because I’m not rich. I’m not even a little bit rich. I’m decidedly middle class, with celebrity taste in cosmetics.
Also, did you know if you talk about and review make-up as part of your job (blog), you can write it off on your taxes as a business expense? Just throwing that out there.
Also, did you know that there are some duplicates for some of the most popular beauty products out there for a fraction of the price? It’s true! Tons of drugstore brands have gotten smart and duplicated famous shades and formulas so we can get the good stuff without being broke. I’m sharing a full list HERE on Ebay, where I contribute as part of their influencer network. There are tons of great ones on the list (a few that will really surprise you), so pop over and take a peek!
If there are any I missed, let me know! I’m always looking for a bargain. Enjoy, friends! Have a great day!