Thursday, December 21, 2017

Eggnog Pie Revised and Revisited!

Ya gotta love eggnog or have folks who love eggnog, but if you love eggnog...

You Will Love This Pie.

And it's easy. I mean REALLY easy....  I used a frozen pie crust. (I always make extra and freeze a few, wrapped individually and tossed into a freezer bag) I thawed it, rolled it out, pricked it with a fork,

 and baked at 450° for about 8 minutes....

Now the filling.... This is nice and easy and delicious, it's basically a custard pudding made on top of the stove. It takes about 6 - 8 minutes to cook, stirring. I find having a novel on hand to read while stirring helps keep me from walking away and burning everything... Which I did to the first batch last Saturday... but by the second batch I was reading about how brilliant and rich Elon Musk is while stirring the eggnog filling. :) Multi-tasking!!!!

Just in case you needed that tip. You're welcome.  :)


4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup sugar
2 cups eggnog
2 cups milk
4 egg yolks

Melt butter in 3 or 4 quart saucepan. Mix corn starch and sugar together in small bowl. Remove butter from heat, add the cornstarch and sugar mix. Mix together. Add eggnog, milk and egg yolks. Whisk together, heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring regularly.

Pour eggnog custard into bowl, refrigerate until chilled through. (Usually 3 hours or so).

Whipped cream topping:

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar

Put in big mixer bowl, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Once chilled, spoon custard into cooled pie shell.

Cover with whipped cream. Keep cold until ready to serve.

This is amazingly delicious!!!!!  A toast to happy holiday celebrations and once-a-year delectables!

And this is a look at my TWINKLE LIGHT FRENZY!!!! Twinkle lights are fairly cheap. I love them. Little kids love them, too! This puts me and the little kids on the same page, right?

So while I'm focusing family on faith, hope and love, on a baby, born to the poor, I'm making sure my twinkle light stash brightens the long, dark, northern nights... I love that the shortest days of the year are cheered by the joy of Christmas lights!

Grandma and Uncle Chuck's cool handmade Santa set.... more about that later this month!

And the resin Nativity Dave and the kids bought me by pooling very limited funds twenty years ago:

Mandy and Paul built me the "stable" for Christmas a few years ago... O, Holy Night...

I love preparing for the holidays, but not in the frenzied fashion I used to employ... in a simpler way, but with twinkle lights!

Unto us a child is given... unto us a son is born.

Multi-published, best-selling author Ruthy Logan Herne loves God, her family, her country, little kids and interesting situations, some of which she's been known to create! She's blessed to be living her dream of being a published author and loves to hear from readers and writers. Visit her website or stop by and friend her on facebook or Twitter as... You guessed it!!!...."Ruth Logan Herne"... Go figure!


  1. you better cut that pie in 6 pieces cuz I don't think I could eat 8 (the book man)

    1. Larry, how are you??? I'm so glad you stopped over, my friend! Gosh, I miss you!!!!

  2. You had me at eggnog, Ruthy. I love the stuff, though I'm the only one in my family who does. Still, I buy a quart of the Southern Comfort brand every year. No, it doesn't have any alcohol in it, but it has more spices and flavor than any other brand I've tried. And I love the idea of turning it into a pie. Though since I'd be the only one to eat it, I might have to save this recipe for company.

    Like you, I love the holiday preparations. Christmas is a season, not a day. Unfortunately, everything has been frenzied this entire year. Still, I am determined to keep my eyes on Jesus and choose to be joyous. After all, with all those twinkling lights and the sights and sounds of the season, what's not to be joyous about.

    1. I am in total agreement! Your frenzy makes things a little out-of-sync this year, and we know it will be grand once done... but oh, gosh, the getting there is tough.

      I changed the recipe this year to a 2/2 ratio of eggnog to milk and Mindy, even the non-eggnog people loved it! How weird and unexpected is that? It came out perfectly balanced this way and we served the whipped cream on the side for the non-whipped cream folks. (WHAT?????) :)

      I've never seen the SC brand.... but I like a full-bodied eggnog that doesn't taste like chemicals. That's such a disappointment, isn't it?

      Good eggnog is worth the expense and hunt since it's only here a few weeks/year!!!

  3. I haven't had egg nog in decades! I use to love it but no one around me did so I just let it slide by. This pie sounds outrageously decadent! Love that sleigh and reindeer all lit up. And twinkle lights! Something I haven't seen in years either. I didn't think you could get them any more. Twinkle lights are mesmerizing in a very cheery way. Merry Christmas, Ruthy!

    1. Kav, Merry Christmas to you, too, my friend! I love twinkle lights. They're a big fave around here!!! And Grandma's sleigh and reindeer make us smile every year. We have to do some summertime painting, scraping and a couple of antler repairs (Dasher Prancer and Vixen kind of look like they have mange on one side!!! :) So this summer is fix-the-reindeer time!!!

  4. I've never been an egg nog fan, so I had to laugh in church the other day. The priest asked the class what they were most excited for about Christmas, and one of the boys answered EGG NOG!