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Friday, September 30, 2011

Let's Drink Dessert!

It's a damp, cool, fall day. There is no better way to enjoy the day or the weekend than with a great fall drinkable dessert! Check out these two great recipes below and enjoy!!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This one isn't served hot, but the flavor will still make you appreciate the season. 
Prep time: 10 minutes
• 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (chilled)
• 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk (chilled)
• 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• Whipped cream, to taste (optional)
1. Combine pumpkin, milk, yogurt, sugar and spice in a blender; cover.
2. Blend until mixture is smooth.
3. Pour into glasses; top with whipped cream (if desired) and an additional sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Serves four.

Spiked Apple Pie Punch

This party beverage works well both hot and cold. With one 750-milliliter bottle of grain alcohol, you can serve about 36 people and get them all feeling seasonal with the apple and cinnamon flavors.
Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes
• 1 gallon apple juice
• 1 gallon apple cider
• 3 cups white sugar
• 8 cinnamon sticks
• 1 bottle 190 proof grain alcohol (750 ml)
1. In a large pot, combine juice, cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely.
2. When cool, stir in grain alcohol.
3. Transfer to large serving dish and let guests ladle into cups. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks or apple slices, if desired

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