pie1.jpg pie2.jpgSome artists were moved to write a song, others were motivated to write a poem.  I’m a chef so I decided to create a recipe.  Do you have confidence in me?  I can’t hear you?

Yes we can!

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I decided to come up with a pie recipe.  It had to be different, and  it had to represent the diversity of Obama’s upbringing.  Quite a challenge but I think it could be done, what do you think?

Yes we can!

No self respecting african american would leave sweet potato pie off the thanksgiving dessert table, so I decided to start with that.  I decided to use allspice to represent all of the people coming together for a common cause (o.k. that’s a stretch).  I also decided to use light brown sugar to resemble our president-elect’s light brown skin (o.k. this is getting bad).  Do you have faith I can still salvage this pie?

Yes we can!

So, that wasn’t enough, I needed something to represent change.  I have done a pumpkin pie in the past, and used a pecan pie topping.  What if we substituted macadamia nuts for the pecans, and added some pineapple to pay tribute to his time in Hawaii and his late grandmother?  Not any old pie crust, but a true Chicago style deep dish!  And even a splash of rum (optional) for the sulking republicans- a true bipartisan pie!  I think this might work, are you with me?

Yes we can!

This pie can unify the country.  Just think how thoughtful it would be of conservative Joe to bring the Obama pie to his Liberal In-laws.  Or even better this could be the most outrageous and dysfunctional Thanksgiving ever if you bring the Obama Pie to your right wing In-laws!  I think this just might be the best Thanksgiving ever, screw the financial meltdown for a day.  So tell me, do you think your going to change the world this Thanksgiving?

Yes we can!

Obama Thanksgiving Pie

1 deep dish pie crust

3 eggs divided

1 cup sweet potato puree

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon gr. cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon allspice

2/3 cup karo light syrup

2/3 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup macadamia nuts

1/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

Preheat oven to 350. *If using a frozen pie crust, do not thaw; preheat a baking sheet in the oven and place the pie on the cookie sheet to bake.

In small bowl, combine one egg, sweet potato puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Spread in pie crust.

In medium bowl, beat remaining two eggs, slightly. Stir in corn syrup and 2/3 cup sugar, the butter, rum (optional), and vanilla; stir until well blended. Stir in macadamia nuts and pineapple. Carefully spoon over pumpkin mixture.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until filling is set around edge. Cool pie completely on wire rack.

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