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Pumpkin Hazelnut Pie with Mascarpone

A pumpkin layer with a hint of hazelnut swirled together with a sweetened mascarpone mixture creates something really special. After years upon years of baking simple, basic pumpkin pie, I had the yearning to try something a little different. It’s fun to mix it up a little and this is a delicious way to do it.

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I have lots of cooking and baking traditions and each year I tend to get requests from the guys to make those same dishes over and over again. At the holidays, they want the tried, the true, and the familiar. But, sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit and last Thanksgiving that’s exactly what happened to the pumpkin pie situation around here when I came across a recipe for a hazelnut flavored pumpkin pie on BHG.com. What I created has very little resemblance to the original recipe but I had a some fun, did a little swirling, and I absolutely love the result.

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We’re good and ready to dive right into the holiday season here at the homestead. We kicked it off Sunday night when all the boys and their significant others came for dinner to celebrate [Read More…]