Tuesday, November 25, 2008
What a perfect selection for Thanksgiving week! This "twofer pie", as Dorie calls it, is a pumpkin pecan pie. It was chosen by Vibi of La Casserole Carrée. The recipe is on her site.
Despite the name, I decided not to wait until Thanksgiving to make this, and instead served it over the weekend when I had friends over for dinner - with a little vanilla ice cream, of course. It was a real hit and my husband is STILL raving about it. He was a little sad and whiny that he won't be getting any on Thanksgiving. Being the mean wife that I am, I have no desire to make this again no matter how much he wants it! I'm in charge of the apple pie this year at my family's Thanksgiving dinner and that will be enough work for me. There's no way two pies will get made between now and Thursday, so he's out of luck.
As far as my opinion of the pie goes, I'll just begin by saying that I've never been a fan of pumpkin pie. There's something about the consistency that really turns me off. So I was hopeful that this pie would be just enough pecan to balance it out and make me a fan. Well, it was pretty good, but that layer of pumpkin still just didn't do it for me. I had one piece and let my husband enjoy the rest of the leftovers. See, I'm not that mean of a wife.
So if you're a pumpkin pie fan, I think you're going to really like it. One thing I really did enjoy was Dorie's pie crust. I love it's flakiness and it's flavor, which is why I'm using the crust to make my apple pie on Thanksgiving. I'm getting very excited just thinking about it.
Hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving!