If you know Matchbox Design Group, then you know we are a little obsessed with holidays.
In October, we covered our office with spooktacular decorations, crammed all of our favorite ghouls and monsters into our monthly desktop and dressed up as 90s cartoon characters for Halloween. As we move into celebrating Thanksgiving, we curated the best pumpkin pie recipe ever and the best Thanksgiving wallpaper ever for you.
When it comes to November, we have a strict “no-Christmas-just-yet” policy that we abide by. To counterattack any signs of red and green, we fill our whiteboards with hand-crafted hand turkeys and practice our pre-Thanksgiving baking skills throughout the month. (When it gets closer to T-giving, I’m sure we’ll sit in a circle and tell each other what we are thankful for this year.)
In the spirit of this Thanksgiving season, we are giving you two things: our pumpkin-pie-inspired November wallpaper and our best pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving. You’re welcome.
The Best Thanksgiving Wallpaper Ever
Seriously, how deliciously cute is that?
The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe Ever
To complement our crave-worthy desktop download, we set out to truly find the best pumpkin pie recipe. We polled everyone in our office. We asked what people liked to eat and what people liked to bake. The results were unanimous; we all grew up eating and baking the LIBBY’S® Pumpkin Pie recipe. Yup, the one that’s been printed on the LIBBY’S® Pumpkin cans since the 1950s. And, yup, the cans that always get snatched up in the grocery store aisles every year.
This recipe is great because, you guessed it, “even beginners can’t miss!” It’s delicious and surprisingly easy. If you’ve got 15 minutes to prep and 55 minutes to make it, then you, too, can have the best pumpkin pie recipe for your Thanksgiving holiday.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 large eggs
- 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell (Go for the Graham Cracker crust!)
- Whipped cream
MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
POUR into pie shell.
BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.
Speaking of whipped cream, our co-founder, Brent, has a simple, yet tried-and-true recipe for you.
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Pour whipping cream and vanilla extract over sugar in a metal mixing bowl. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Then plop on top of the pumpkin pie in generous portions.
For the rest of the month, we hope you download one — or two — of our Thanksgiving wallpapers and start baking your soon-to-be-famous pumpkin pie with our best pumpkin pie recipe ever.
Happy Thanksgiving from Matchbox Design Group!