Easter Perfect Punch: BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

Yet again, it’s time for my favorite holiday!! EASTER!!!

Last year, my Blackberry Patch Punch was a HIT!!

BF & Blackberry Patch Punch - Easter 2012!

 

When I was preparing the menu for my Classic, Southern Easter dinner, I thought it would be so nice to have the perfect Easter punch. I looked online but there were no fitting recipes. See, when I think Easter, I think purple.
So I thought of blackberries and mint and, ta-dah, a new recipe was born.

 

 

Since I had adults, non-drinkers and children at my dinner, I kept it unspirited but added mixing options on the side. If you want a spirited version, I highly recommend making it a Bourbon Blackberry Patch Punch! Delish!

 

Tanya sipping her Blackberry Patch Punch

Try it and, as always, let me knw your results and thoughts!

xoxo,

BF

 

BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch¬†

64 oz. Trader Joes’ Blackberry Crush Juice

1 bottle Cost Plus World Market Blackberry Pomegranate Soda

1/2 gallon Limeade

2 – 2 Liter Ginger Ale

2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Blackberries & Mint Sprigs to garnish

Combine all in a punch bowl/pitcher/server.

Garnish mixed punch with mint and blackberries. Set aside some to garnish glasses.

Serve each glass with mint and blackberry

And, if a cocktail is desired, add a bottle of bourbon to the mix. Or, if entertaining all ages, put the bourbon, as an add-in, on the side.

Super easy, super lovely and super tasty in no time at all!

Recipe Box: BeautyFrosting’s Moonshine Pie

BeautyFrosting's Moonshine Pie

So why a Moonshine Pie? Because I come from a long line of moonshiners.

Yes, I’m totally serious. My dad was a moonshine runner as a kid and, well, our family is still alive and well in the moonshine world.

I find it to be the perfect compliment to the pecans, chocolate chips and coconut in this delicious dessert.

Having said that, I have only baked this pie twice. So why am I sharing it without extensive kitchen testing, you ask?
Because it is melt-in-your-mouth AMAZING.

I’ve had multiple people tell me it’s the best pie they’ve ever had.

A slice of moonshiner's heaven...

When people get passionate about pie like that, you don’t ignore them.
Rather, you share the recipe with the rest of the world.

So, here you go!
This has become the annual Thanksgiving pie I bake.

For the crust, I always use the recipe for my Buttermilk Maple Crust but you can also use a recipe you love or a prepared pie shell. Also, feel free to serve with a vanilla bean whipped cream. Delicious!

Bake, share and enjoy!

1/2 c Butter (1 stick)

1/2 c Brown Sugar

1/2 c Granulated Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour

3 Extra Large Eggs

1/2 c Evaporated Milk

1/4 c Moonshine (if unavailable, Bourbon will do just fine)

1/2 c Dark Corn Syrup

1 c Pecan Halves or Pieces

1/2 c Chocolate Chips

1/2 c Shredded & Sweetened Coconut

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream your butter, sugars and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in your corn syrup, evaporated milk and moonshine. Add pecans, coconut and chocolate chips. Mix well. Bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake about 40 minutes or until pie is firm. It may jiggle slightly but it shouldn’t be runny.

Let cool and serve with vanilla bean-moonshine whipped cream if desired.

Moonshine Pie: the medley

 

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: What’s your all-time favorite pie?¬†

Thirsty Thursday: BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch
BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

When I was thinking of the loveliest punch for Labor Day I immediately thought this! I originally tried it back at my Classic Southern Easter dinner and it was a huge hit!

Since I had adults, non-drinkers and children at my dinner, I kept it unspirited but added mixing options on the side. If you want a spirited version, I highly recommend making it a Bourbon Blackberry Patch Punch! Delish!

Try it and, as always, let me knw your results and thoughts!

xoxo,

BF

BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch¬†

64 oz. Trader Joes’ Blackberry Crush Juice

1 bottle Cost Plus World Market Blackberry Pomegranate Soda

1/2 gallon Limeade

2 – 2 Liter Ginger Ale

2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Blackberries & Mint Sprigs to garnish

Combine all in a punch bowl/pitcher/server.

Garnish mixed punch with mint and blackberries. Set aside some to garnish glasses.

Serve each glass with mint and blackberry

And, if a cocktail is desired, add a bottle of bourbon to the mix. Or, if entertaining all ages, put the bourbon, as an add-in, on the side.

Tanya sipping BF’s Blackberry Patch Punch

Super easy, super lovely and super tasty in no time at all! Happy Labor Day weekend!
Stay safe and take care out there, lovely friends!

 

xoxo,
BF

 

Easter Recipe: BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

My Blackberry Patch Punch was a HIT!
When I was preparing the menu for my Classic, Southern Easter dinner, I thought it would be so nice to have the perfect Easter punch. I looked online but there were no fitting recipes. See, when I think Easter, I think purple.
So I thought of blackberries and mint and, ta-dah, a new recipe was born.

Since I had adults, non-drinkers and children at my dinner, I kept it unspirited but added mixing options on the side. If you want a spirited version, I highly recommend making it a Bourbon Blackberry Patch Punch! Delish!

Try it and, as always, let me knw your results and thoughts!

xoxo,

BF

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch¬†

64 oz. Trader Joes’ Blackberry Crush Juice

1 bottle Cost Plus World Market Blackberry Pomegranate Soda

1/2 gallon Limeade

2 – 2 Liter Ginger Ale

2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Blackberries & Mint Sprigs to garnish

Combine all in a punch bowl/pitcher/server.

Garnish mixed punch with mint and blackberries. Set aside some to garnish glasses.

Serve each glass with mint and blackberry

And, if a cocktail is desired, add a bottle of bourbon to the mix. Or, if entertaining all ages, put the bourbon, as an add-in, on the side.

Tanya sipping BF's Blackberry Patch Punch

Super easy, super lovely and super tasty in no time at all!