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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TWD: "Pumpcan" Pie - Thanksgiving Two-fer Pie

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Host for this week: Vibi of La casserole carrée
Recipe for this week: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie
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Baking From My Home To Yours

So, what can I say about this pie other than that it was really delicious? I made this for a get together with my family Saturday night while my brother was visiting from the Oregon/Washington State area. I used a rather deep dish, so we decided to increase the amount of pecan filling by half to make sure the pie came all the way to the top. This resulted in a very, very golden crust because the pie had to bake twice as long before it set up.

This was a rather homely pie when cut, but, like I said, it sure tasted good - especially with a little vanilla bean ice cream. The only other change I made was to use maple syrup in place of the rum and also partly in place of the corn syrup in the pecan filling. This was mainly just out of necessity since it was imitation syrup (in other words, maple flavored corn syrup) when I started baking and didn't realize I was mostly out of corn syrup.

I am still running super behind, but I wanted to get this up in time for those that are making it later this week for their Thanksgiving table. I do recommend covering the edges of your crust with foil when the pie is back in the oven baking with the filling so that it doesn't overbrown. As I mentioned, since I had to back mine twice as long to get it to set up there wasn't a lot of hope. The crust was still delicious though - flaky and with a deep caramel color and flavor.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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21 comments:

Cristine said...

Looks yummy! I'm looking forward to trying it next month!

chocolatechic said...

Oh!

It looks great!!!

vibi said...

Thank you so much, Phemom, for participating with me this week!
I'm so happy your family liked it... but what was there not to like? Especially when one doubles the pecan filling, what a treat!
It looked totaly amazing... as a whole, that is! LOL
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Manggy said...

I believe you when you say it's delicious, Holly :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your fam! :)

Engineer Baker said...

It seemed like the baking time was a bit off, but yours still looks quite tasty. And crispy pie crust is a wonderful thing :)

Rachel said...

Looks great! Maybe I should add this to my list for Thursday....

pinkstripes said...

I loved this recipe. I'm glad it worked out for you.

Marthe said...

This looks sooooooo good!! Yum.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i'm really looking forward to making this tomorrow! i think a golden crust is delicious!!

Kayte said...

My pieces looked like this, too, and I thought I had done something wrong as I was expecting to see a pumpkin pie (think magazine version photos) type of slice with a few pecans on top, and this is what I got, so I am thrilled beyond all that yours looks like this, too, and I didn't do anything wrong because we all loved this pie! Yours looks especially delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

Di said...

Your pie looks lovely! I love the way the pecans look in the first picture.

Jacque said...

You can tell it's good just by looking at it. Nice job :)

Heather B said...

Looks great! It looks very tasty!

kim said...

ooh i love the shot of the full pie :) it looks great! my pieces fell apart too, i had to prop them up with paper to take the photos ;) happy thanksgiving!!

The Food Librarian said...

Lovely pie! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun and food!

Jaime said...

happy thanksgiving! yours looks so much prettier than mine

TeaLady said...

It looks like it was very tasty. Happy T'ng.

CB said...

I bet the Twofer was heavenly with some VB ice cream! Mmmm... I am drooling just thinking about it! Glad you enjoyed the twofer. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

AmyRuth said...

Your pie looks yummy!
AmyRuth

Eunice said...

I don't understand French, but it is BEAUTIFUL! beautiful beautiful. It looks perfect and it motivated to me to go on baking it even though I am very suspicious about pumpkins!

It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Thank you :D

Eunice said...

oh whoops! comment got wrong here. it was meant for La Casserole Carree, hehe sorry!

and yours looks so yummy! very whole and something my bro would dig straight on! great job :D

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