Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a combination of two Thanksgiving dessert favorites - pumpkin pie and pecan pie. It was selected by La casserole carrée. This pie is made with a layer of perfectly spiced pumpkin pie filling, and then topped with pecans and covered with brown sugar spiced syrup like any pecan pie.

I've never made pumpkin or pecan pies before (though I've eaten my fair share over the previous years of Thanksgiving), but I was surprised with how well the two layers go together. I think if you made non-Dorie pumpkin and pecan pie fillings (the standard sort you'd put in a pie) and tried to layer them, the flavors would be lacking.

I ended up cutting mine into thinner slices than Dorie suggests - there's an awful lot of sugar and butter in each bite, and I figured it was rich enough to up the servings. Given the size of the pies (8-12 servings) and the relative ease with which this recipe comes together, this is an easy recipe to build via assembly line and pop out 2 or 3 at a time for Thanksgiving events. It would be unfortunate if someone didn't get to have a taste of this delicious pie because there wasn't enough to go around.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 321


Engineer Baker said...

It just looks so creamy and wonderful, I wish I had some left! Definitely decadent, which is just what this time of year is for, right?

vibi said...

Thank you so much Garrett, for participating with me this week!
Your pie looks pretty darn good and creamy... and I'm glad you thought it was a nice change ...after all these years of pumpkin and pecan pie, your words must be the ones of an expert! LOL
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

pinkstripes said...

Your twofer looks delicious. I loved this pie. Too bad it's all gone. :P

Gabe's Girl said...

I can hardly wait to try mine. I am saving it for the day. You did a great job!