Caramel Apple Sangria and Pumpkin Pie for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner


    This year, our gathering was small, just the 6 of us.  Our travel plan to join the rest of the family up north was canceled at the last minute.  Nevertheless, our dinner was filled with laughter, joy, and most importantly delicious food.

    Our Table setting


    The Caramel Apple sangria was the highlight of our night and here is how I made it.

    6 cups Apple Cider

    6 medium apples cored and diced

    2 cups caramel vodka

    1 750ml bottle of Chardonnay


    In a large pitcher, combine the wine, the vodka, the apple cider, and the apples.  Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.



    For dessert, I made my pecan pie, Baklava, marshmallow delight, and pumpkin pie.


    I always add my own twist to any recipe and that’s why my pumpkin pie is special.

    Pumpkin Pie

    1 9-inch pie crust

    1 can pumpkin

    ½ cup half and half

    ½ cup condensed milk

    ½  tsp nutmeg

    ½  tsp cinnamon

    ½  tsp pumpkin spice

    ½ tsp all-spice

    2 eggs

    ¼ cup brown sugar

    1 tbs caramel vodka

    In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients until smooth.  Pour into crust.


    Heat oven to 425 degrees F, bake the pie for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350F, then bake for 35 minutes.

    I hope that you are ready to celebrate the holiday and make great memories with your loved ones!

    Happy Holidays!


    1. Wow! This looks delicious. Too bad I saw this a bit late for Thanksgiving but still I would love to try this even on ordinary days. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy Holidays to you as well.

    2. The Pumpkin Pie and Caramel Apple Sangria looks absolutely delicious! I haven’t tried the Sangria yet but I’m very happy that the recipe isn’t difficult to follow. I would love to give it a try.

    3. I have a question. What would you use instead of canned pumpkin for pumpkin pie? Japanese supermarkets don’t sell canned pumpkins and it is hard to make pies here. But I want a pie as I long to taste real pumpkin pie.

    4. Oh my gosh, this is getting me right into the festive mood. the sangria sounds duper yum, but the pumpkin pie sounds well good x

    5. I would absolutely love to make this myself and my friends. It sounds like it’d be delicious. I just know they’d like it.

    6. You look fabulous, and I like your dress!
      I will definitely consider this sangria recipe coz the ingredients are easy to find locally, and to spice something up this holiday!


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