It is the season for giving thanks, and I know I certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year. So much so that I can't hardly believe it! Our first home, an amazing publisher picking up my book, and a baby on the way. What more could I even ask for? In return, I will just make delicious treats to thank the universe for our good fortune. The only think that could make life even more amazing would be if my family and friends that lived closer.
Sadly, we will not be making it back to California for the holidays this year. It will be the first Christmas that my husband will not be spending with his family. My parents and brother will be up here in Canada wish us, but I will certainly miss everyone else so much. We will not be celebrating Thanksgiving next Thursday either. In Canada, Thanksgiving was celebrated in October (which we also missed), so my family decided to create a feast right in the middle. My mom made a beautiful turkey with all of the traditional side dishes, plus a few new modern twists. I, of course, brought pie.
With all the cake making and baking that I do, it is humorous how rarely I actually make a full pie. Maybe a couple times a year, maximum? If I could nail down a good lattice, then maybe I'd make pie more often - lol (perhaps a new goal for next year?). Well, with this pie, you don't have to worry about a top crust at all. Instead, I topped this Maple Sweet Potato Pie with toasted marshmallowy meringue topping. I created a similar topping for an amazing pie over on The Kitchn, and just had to make it again.