Monday, December 1, 2008

Twofer Pie - TWD

Here is the link for (click the name) La Casserole Carrée who was lucky enough to pick this recipe!


So, I missed two weeks of TWD...that doesn't mean I didn't bake, but I always forget to take pictures.  So, this time I remembered and maybe this is the week I should have forgotten.

My pie, not so hot.  As of now, it's not's in the oven, but let me point out the error of my ways:

1. I forgot to cover my crust so it wouldn't burn

2. I left it at 450 degrees for longer than 10 minutes.  You see, this happens because I'm so busy cleaning up my mess and I lose track of time.  And yes, I do make a HUGE mess when I cook.  I really do need to learn to clean as I go.

3. Not sure what happened, but my pie overflowed making a big mess (see #2 above).

So, my pie is in the oven at 300 degrees and we are now at 35 minutes and the color leaves a LOT to be desired.  It's dark...much darker than it should be.  So, I'll take some final pictures and post it soon.  Keep your fingers crossed!!DSC01136

Hmmm...yeah, not so pretty.  Well, to be honest, that seems to be the general theme for

BUT my crust looked pretty!


The filling also looked nice, oh except when it seeped over the edge...


And an actual slice...



So, moving beyond the lack of visual awe, how did it taste?  This is a pie I NEVER would have made...I do NOT like pecan pie at all, and figured it would be just too sweet.

Not so!  I loved it and the twofer pie had a great flavor of pumpkin and the pecans but neither seemed overpowering.  The general consensus was solid approval.  This just may make it on to my yearly Thanksgiving menu as it was very easy to make, and I'll keep learning from my mistakes (plenty to learn from!).


vibi said...

Thank you so very much Stephanie, for participating with me this week... I'm soooo glad you ended up enjoyed it as much as you did! It looks wonderful! BRAVO!

Pamela said...

Wow! That slice looks great. At least you got it made, and most importantly, you ENJOYED it! Well done.

Kimberly Johnson said...

The slice looks great! I enjoyed this one too and probably would not have made it without the TWD group!

Barbara said...

I also wasn't sure about this pie, and loved it! Glad you liked it too!