Pastry chef Boris Portnoy gives new life to a Thanksgiving cliché. Generic, canned pumpkin pie mix plus freezer-burned pie crust equals fake smiles on the faces of your friends and families. Real smiles come from choosing your own pumpkin—there are many heirloom varieties to pick from—and then customizing and experimenting as you go, using Portnoy’s recipe as a guide.
Making seasonal fruit purees is a simple and easy way to bring color and amazing flavor to your cocktails and dishes. A Vitamix blender makes quick and handy work of a variety of fruits. Don’t forget to use your creations in the Seasonal Lemon Drop!