Don’t Leave Your Pooch Out of the Celebration

La Baguette is known far and wide for its delectable desserts, as well as their quiches and other main dishes, salads and soups. Owner Rudy Khouri shares with our readers their recipe for the iconic Thanksgiving pie, but with a twist. This one includes bourbon! If you’re short on time, feel free to just order one or more of these pies from La Baguette (two locations in Norman). Visit LaBaguette.com.

FOR YOU

La Baguette’s Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

PIE INGREDIENTS

5 oz. whole eggs

1 cup inverted sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

3 tbsp. unsalted butter

5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

½ cup large pecan pieces

1/8 cup good bourbon (Bullet)

PIE DIRECTIONS

Melt butter and semi-sweet chocolate and set aside. Mix eggs and both sugars until the sugars dissolve. Combine the sugar and egg mixture with the butter and chocolate. Add the bourbon. Mix until incorporated well.

Put the pecans in the unbaked pie shell (dough recipe to follow). Pour the above mixture on top of the pecans. Put the pie in a 350 degree preheated oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool on a rack, then drizzle melted chocolate on top. Enjoy!

PIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS

1 pound pastry flour

11 oz. unsalted butter or vegetable shortening

5 oz. cold water

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp. sugar

PIE DOUGH DIRECTIONS

Dissolve sugar and salt in water. Mix flour and butter just enough to have a coarse crumb look. Add the water mixture and mix till combined. Do not over mix. Refrigerate the dough for one hour.

Take dough out of the fridge. Sprinkle flour on a clean table surface. Roll the dough to a quarter inch thickness and line it in a pie pan.

FOR FIDO

Pumpkin is a super healthy food for humans. But, did you know it’s also a healthy treat for your dog? Scoot the kids up to the counter and make this delicious pumpkin pie doggie treat together. Recipe courtesy Erika Puckett Bark, Main Pet Salon, 364.2275, Barkonmain.com.

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp. peanut butter

1 cup whole wheat flour

½ cup water

1 egg

1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray or grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin. Combine peanut butter, whole wheat flour, water and egg in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. Divide dough evenly into mini muffin cups, press into bottom and up sides.

Spread the pumpkin puree evenly over crusts. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops begin to brown.

Remove from oven and cool completely before placing in an airtight container. You can refrigerate these doggie treats for a week or freeze for up to three months. Treat your pooch in moderation.