Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

This week was a little challenging for me.  I am not found of pumpkins and the thought of making a pumpkin pecan pie didn't exactly thrill me.  I decided to give it a go.

I failed miserably with the dough.  It just wouldn't come together and after trying a patchwork effort with it in the pie dish, i burnt it while trying to part-bake it.  I think someone was trying to tell me something.  I resorted to my own recipe for sweet shortcrust pastry and it worked well.  

Apart from the dough the rest of the recipe was very easy to follow.  I had to double the baking time though as the pie filling was very unstable when i first tried to take it out.  It was still very liquid.  So as well as doubling the baking time I increased the oven temperature a bit too.  5 minutes later, success!  

I served it at a playgroup meet that I was hosting and what a success.  It was delicious, it reminded me a bit of treacle tart back in England.  It was very good and my friends certainly enjoyed it; Some took a slice home for their husbands to enjoy.

- Oops, i forgot to mention that the only deviation I made from the recipe was that I omitted the rum (i don't drink or consume alcohol).  It was still delicious ;-)


Engineer Baker said...

I love that you made it in a fluted pan - so pretty! Glad you liked it, despite reservations :)

farah said...

It was really yummy, i had to stop myself from having another slice :-)

I tried to view your blog but it said invitation only. I was just curious to see how your Twofer Pie turned out.

Gabe's Girl said...

i like yours so much better! what a pretty pie. i had trouble with my crust, too, and I had help!. Have a great T-Day.

vibi said...

Thank you very much Farah, for participating with me this week!
I'm happy you liked how the pie turned out, after all those great efforts! Mmmm I love treackle puddind or pie, but mine didn't remind me of that... bummer.

Cynthia said...

Looks like it came out extremely well. I also omitted the rum because I didn't have any in the house. My experience with Dorie's crust is that it needs nearly all the water in the recipe ingredients. Then it comes together well and is easy to roll out.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your pie looks beautiful!

TeaLady said...

Pretty Twofer Tart. NIce job.