Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Stenciled Pie Basket with Insert / Maple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Hello friends!

I have another thrifty find to share.

I'm a little worried you are going to like the before MORE than the after.

This is how it looked before -

Baskets are great for storage.

I cleaned it up compressed air and a little bit of Murphy's Soap.

The inside was done with chalk paint....then I changed my mind

The basket also had the pie insert.

I painted the basket with flat white spray paint.

It gives great coverage on baskets.

I used this stencil on the lid with acrylic paint

in Cobblestone Grey.

After the paint dried I used a spray enamel sealer.

Since this basket was made to carry pie - let's do it!

This is our family favorite recipe for pumpkin pie.


1 can (16 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin

2 TBSP. all-purpose flour  
1/2 tsp.each- ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger

1 TBSP. softened butter

1 c. sugar

1 c. milk

2 TBSP. real maple syrup

2 eggs

1 unbaked pie shell 9''

optional whipped cream and more maple syrup to drizzle

    In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake 425' for 15 min.
Reduce heat to 350' and continue baking about 45 min. Insert knife near center, if it comes out clean
it is done. Cool to room temp and refrigerate.
Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle with maple syrup
serves 8

The basket can carry two pies!

With a little whipped cream and maple drizzle!

I love this pumpkin pie!

 I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

xo Lisa S


  1. Replies
    1. Nanette
      Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

  2. Very cool idea, love how this basket turned out:-)

    Greetings from Germany,

    1. Kali
      So nice to have you visit from Germany!
      Thank you for your kind comment.
      xo Lisa S

  3. A pie basket!
    I love how old fashioned and fun that is!

    1. Thank you Michele-
      It's going to be very handy for Thanksgiving!
      Thanks for visiting-
      xo Lisa S

  4. I love the stencil and the white basket! The pie looks delicious as well :)Pinning this!
    Thank you for linking up w Creative Muster! Blessings to you xoxoxo Sharon

    1. Sharon
      Thank you so much! It's always so special to hear from you. Thanks for hosting and for the pin-
      Have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

  5. I love how you updated this basket! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

    1. Ann
      Thank you so much!
      I'm so glad you stopped by, I appreciate the kind words.
      I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

  6. Nice transformation!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6. Shared. I invite you to also link up at my Short Story Link Party. It is a creative writing exercise for fun and without a lot of editing. Just start typing and see what you come up with! Remember, no story is too short! See the party on my site for the current prompt :)

    1. Dee
      Thank you- and thanks for the invitation. I will
      check it out. xo Lisa S

  7. I love it! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  8. How pretty, and the pie looks delicious too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best. I'll Pinning your post and adding pie basket to flea market/yard sale search items.

  9. Thank you for sharing at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Very nice basket and pumpkins pie....yum!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

    1. Melissa
      Thank you for stopping by! I want more pie :)
      xo Lisa S

  10. Oh I definitely like the 'after' best, Lisa! What a lovely idea, and what a delicious pie! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there!

    1. April
      You made my day. Thank you for hosting and always sending a encouraging word my way!
      xo Lisa S

  11. Very pretty “after”. Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop!



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