We have relatively few creative or character-filled desserts. Mostly it's a fresh fruit salad with ice cream or greek-style yoghurt or similar. There are some, though, and here they are.
Miranda's Feijoa Butterscotch Pie : This is a variation on Alison Holst's
Butterscotch Peach Pie as described on Nine to Noon Monday, February 16,
2004. Lacking peaches and with a
garden full of feijoas, we thought we'd give it a go anyway as the rest
of the recipe looked so damned nice.
Tawny Pumpkin Pie: I have no clear recollection of where this one came from. Possibly from that classic 1970's American home-cooking excessory, the 12 volume Women's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. I think the search for a recipe came from finding ways to deal with an excess of pumpkins at the time. It's a pumpkiny caramel delight,hot or cold.
(We had a marvellous vege garden at Ararimu Valley Rd, about twenty metres down the paddock from the septic tank. Runner beans 40 cm long, silver beet 75cm tall, and so forth.)