Give Thanks! Apple Cider Mimosa and Mini Pumpkin Pies

Oh Pinterest, you’ve done it again: delicious, festive, and easy recipes to celebrate Thanksgiving! If you need a last-minute signature cocktail or an easy dessert recipe to bring to your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, we recommend these seasonal treats.

Apple Cider Mimosa, is a different take on the favorite, traditional, and boozy brunch drink! We adapted this recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Apple Cider-we used Trader Joes apple cider
  • Brut-we used Michelle Brut, but your favorite sparkling wine or champagne should be just as tasty.

DIRECTIONS:

We eyeballed a shot of apple cider and filled the rest of the flute with the sparkling wine. Voila!

 

Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

 

Mini Pumpkin Pies adapted from Make and Takes Mini Pumpkin Pies:

  • pumpkin pie filling for one 9-inch pie (we used the recipe right on the can)
  • two 9-inch pie crust doughs – pre-made from a box
  • round cookie cutter 4 inches in diameter- we used the pumpkin pie filling can to cut out the dough.
  • mini muffin tin
  • whipped cream

1. Prep your dough. Using  a small round cookie cutter or base of a can, cut out circles from your two 9-inch pie crust doughs.

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Use the pumpkin can to cut out perfect circles!

 

2. Place each circle into a pre-greased muffin tin. Press them in, letting the sides come up for a fun look. Score the bottom of your dough with a fork to keep the crust from bubbling up as it cooks.

3. Pour your filling into each muffin tin cup. Fill them to the very top.  We had leftovers of the filling!

4. Bake your muffin tin pumpkin pies at 425 for  about 15 -20 minutes. Keep an eye on them!

5. Let these cool on a wire rack for at least an hour to let the pumpkin filling set.

6. Add a dollop of whipped cream to each individual mini pie.

The cutest bite of pumpkin pie!

The cutest bite of pumpkin pie!

 

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our life long friendship.  And the delicious sips and sweets we’ve shared with you so far this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

And, Happy Fall Sipping and Baking!

xoxo, Colleen and Sarah

 

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Bottlenotes: The Daily Sip and ‘Around the World in 80 Sips’

Bottlenotes is an online community for wine lovers to share tips, stories, and even buy wine! The vino enthusiast site was founded by entrepreneurs Alyssa Rapp and Kim Donaldson.  We can’t believe we are just hearing about this site and we are excited to use Bottlesnotes as an educating tool!

Sign up for the Daily Sip– We have both signed up for the The Daily Sip, a free e-newsletter that lets you know what’s new in the wine world. Each day we will receive an email about a cool new wine, a helpful gadget, an enlightening book or an interesting interview with a key figure in the wine industry.  It’s a great way for us to learn more about wine. You should sign up, too!

Around the World in 80 SipsThe Sips&Sweets girls are also excited to attend a Bottlenotes event!

‘Around the World in 80 Sips’ 

When: March 21

Where: The National Museum of Women In The Arts In Washington, DC.

We found a great deal on Gilt City for $37. We’ll be tasting 80 of the finest wines, from Greece to South Africa and New Zealand.  While 80 seems like a lot, we think we can handle the challenge!  Bottlenotes even created a Mobile iPhone app  so we can rate and share our impressions of each pour in real time—and see what everyone else is drinking.  How fun is that?! We can’t wait to share our impressions at girls night out next month!

Happy Sipping!

xoxo, Colleen and Sarah