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 ;-)