GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Thanksgiving is almost upon us.
Olivia's has a suggestion for those who are looking for a way to shake up the traditional turkey dinner: pumpkin turkey pot pie.
Served with sweet potato casserole and full moon cider, this dish offers a great way to celebrate the end of autumn with classic fall flavors.
Check out the recipes above and below.
Pumpkin Turkey Pot Pie
2 pounds, turkey breast, boiled
2 quarts, turkey stock
1 cup, celery, chopped
1 cup, onion, chopped
1 cup, carrots, chopped
3 fresh bay leaves
1 teaspoon, fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon, black pepper
Pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon, sun dried tomatoes, diced
2 cups, pumpkin, peeled and coarsely chopped
5 tablespoons, garlic butter
1/2 cup, flour
Boil the turkey, then remove both the meat and the broth from the pot. Add the garlic butter, celery, onions and carrots, stirring constantly. Cook on high for five to six minutes. Add the flour, stir and cook for an additional three minutes. Add the bay leaves, salt, pepper, pumpkin and thyme to the stock. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, stirring constantly, or until thickened. Dish out and add the puff pastry on top.
Sweet Potato Casserole
1 pound, sweet potatoes, peeled, then boiled until fork-tender. Smash with fork to achieve desired consistency.
1 tablespoon, cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon, allspice
1 teaspoon, nutmeg, finely grated
2 tablespoons, brown sugar
1 tablespoon, white sugar
1/2 cup, pecans, toasted and crushed
4 tablespoons, butter
1 tablespoon, brown sugar
Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the topping. Place the mixture into one or more casserole dishes. For the topping, add the brown sugar to the pecans and mix. Sprinkle the topping on top of the sweet potato mixture. Top each casserole dish with a tablespoon of butter. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately eight minutes or until the butter caramelizes on top.
Full Moon Cider
Crown Royal vanilla whiskey
Crown Royal salted caramel whiskey
Fresh apples and oranges
In a crock pot, add the cider, pomegranate juice, oranges with the cloves pushed into their peels, apples, cinnamon sticks, grated nutmeg, star anise and cane sugar. Set the crock pot to high heat for one hour, then reduce to low heat. In a mug, add the Crown Royal and walnut liqueur. Top with warm cider from the crock pot. Garnish with fresh orange and pomegranate seeds.