I'll have maybe one glass of eggnog a year, but that's it. After that, any leftovers are going to sit in my fridge, waiting to haunt me in the new year. At least that's how it used to go. Enter eggnog whipped cream.
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One extra easy way to add a new touch is to serve flavored whipped cream with your pie. In addition to being unexpected—most people don't think to put maple flavored cream on their pecan pie and that's a shame—you don't have to incur the potential trauma of actually removing the pies from the menu. Want some flavor ideas? Come right this way!
In September I moved to tropical Singapore—about as far away from cornucopias and pilgrim hats as you can get. Without a gourd in sight, I sulked for a week from having missed a proper Halloween pumpkin carving, so I've been determined to not let pumpkin pie season pass me by too. After locating a grocery store that specializes in ingredients for displaced expats such as myself, I snatched up the last few cans of pumpkin puree and got to work.
Sort of like the love child of Pavlova and Trifle, this confection, consisting of crushed meringue cookies, freshly whipped cream and sugar-coated berries (usually strawberries) takes its name from the venerable Eton College, where it is traditionally served at the school's annual cricket game against Winchester College.
If you've made whipped cream yourself, you've likely been the proud recipient of incredulous admiration: "You make your own whipped cream?!" Maybe you've secretly smiled at yourself and thought, "If only they knew how super-easy it is..." Even if you haven't made it yourself, you probably know how good homemade whipped cream tastes. Entirely different than the canned stuff, it tastes better, looks prettier, has no additives, and you don't end up with another can to throw in the garbage.