Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe: No Bake Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1(.25 ounce) packet unflavored gelatin  
2 eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin pie mix
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust

In large saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, gelatin, and eggs.  Mix well.  Over medium low heat, cook mixture 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add pumpkin pie mix.  Mix well.  Pour into pie crust.  Refrigerate at least 3 hours.  Keep refrigerated until time to serve.

This no bake pumpkin pie recipe has a creamy texture instead of the firmer texture of the baked version.  When I tested it on friends, it was a big hit!  I should have made two pies, because almost everyone wanted seconds.

There are so many blogs posting Thanksgiving recipes, I had decided to just post some more photos from my trip to Honduras.  After taste testing this pie at last week's radio fundraiser, I had a lot of people request the recipe.  So here it is, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Below are a few of the remaining photographs from our trip to Honduras.

Every morning while we were in Honduras, we ordered fruit, yogurt, and granola for breakfast.  I was pleasantly surprised when on the last day we were in Honduras, our fruit tray arrived with Rambutan fruit on the plate.  The only other place I had eaten this fruit, was in Malaysia.

Rambutan, is a funny looking fruit.  The fruits are round to oval in shape, the ones I ate were about 2 in length.  The thick leathery skin had a deep purplish red color and had lots of fleshy soft spines.
The firm flesh of the fruit is translucent and slightly whitish. It has a sweet flavor, that reminds me of a grape. The fruit contains one large single brown seed.  The fruit grows in clusters on a tree.
Our son had a little problem ordering breakfast at our hotel.
No Spanish + Room Service = Breakfast for 4 instead of for 2!
Fried bananas are a tasty street food!
Fresh tortillas, YUM!
The food we had in Honduras was the typical fare that you could order at an authentic Mexican restaurant in the States.  Honduras is famous for their beef, so a lot of the dishes that we ate were beef based. 
The coffee in Honduras is incredible!  Smooth and rich with a slightly sweet flavor.  Everyone took back several bags of this delicious coffee.

On Friday, I will be posting Leftover Turkey Recipes.

I hope you and your family have a 
Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
My husband Stan, me, my uncle Dr. Richard Reasoner,
and my son Tyler, in Honduras.

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  1. What a lovely post and mouth watering photos. Pumpkin pie mix! What is that? I have plenty of pumpkins :-) Diane

  2. Diane, pumpkin pie mix is, canned pumpkin with all the spices you need to make a pumpkin pie, already added in. You can use the pumpkin you have, and add the spices.

  3. Interesting with the pie. It's Bill's favorite and I like your way of doing it. Pumpkin pie mix is new to me so I'll be looking for it. That's interesting with the food in Honduras, especially the rambutan. I'd love to have a cup of that coffee now and Tyler's breakfast too!

  4. The pumpkin pie looks wonderful! And I have had rambutan before and actually think they're pretty delicious, even if they look furry on the outside!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Great photos; you shared and an easy pie recipe.

  6. nice recipe, just in time for the big holiday :) good to know we get ready made pumpkin pie mix as well! the tidbits on honduras culture make for an interesting read Linda. thnx for sharing!

  7. Delicious pumpkin pie...beautiful clicks....

  8. Ok, off to the store in a few minutes to get the last remaining things for Thursday's dinner.
    Yes, I am going to try your NO Bake Pumpkin Pie - it looks much quicker and easier than the recipe I have.

    Your trip to Honduras for the Passion Play must gave been a womderful experience.

  9. Linda, Just found my way to your fabulous blog after reading Bo's Bowl. Love your wonderful photos - is rambutan also called dragon fruit? It looks very similar to a fruit that grows here in Florida... I also just signed up to follow you. Stop by and visit me sometime at www.stephaniesavorsthemoment.com. Looking forward to your next post and have a Happy Thanksgiving:)

  10. I love seeing the pictures from your trip. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Pam, you would love the coffee in Honduras! Next time I go, I will bring a bag back for you.

    Carolyn, I like rambutan fruit too!

    Rita, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

    R, pumpkin pie mix allows you to make the recipe.

    Soumya, the pie really is delicious!

    Mya, I hate it when I keep having to run to the store for more things!

    Stephanie Savors the Moment, rambutan and dragon fruit are not the same, but they do look similar on the outside. I will be by to check out your blog!

    Bo, I am glad you liked the pictures. My son keeps telling me people like to see pictures of the people writing the blog so I have tried to put a few in every now and than.


  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda, to you and your family! The pumpkin pie looks delicious!

  13. Hi, I really came by to say, "hello" since I have not been traveling through the blogs, nearly as much as I would like. I have missed you and your recipes, like this one which is easy and I am sure, delicious.

    Love your photos of your family and your travels.