Tuesday, October 19, 2010

TWD Caramel Pumpkin Pie


For 34 years my sweet hubby has been asking when I would be old enough to make pie. I would smile and sweetly say 'in 10 years'. Well Greg, the wait is over!
Thanks to Dorie's Good for Almost Everything Pie Dough I did it. I read the directions over several times and was ready to tackle it. Jill was here to help, she wanted to learn this skill also. Dorie is an excellent teacher, we followed every step. We are happy to say that pie crust in many forms will be on our future menus.



The Caramel Pumpkin filling was excellent too. This tasty pie was chosen by Janell, check her blog for the complete recipe. The caramel was made by almost burning sugar. Our first attempt was burnt but we would succeed. We reread the directions and were happy with our second attempt. The cool caramel was mixed with pumpkin, spices and eggs. The filling was poured in our partially baked crust and baked some more. We enjoyed the pie warm and cold. Both were great, and the crust was flaky. I'm ready for Apple Pie next week. There are many great TWD bakers, see what they did with this delicious pie.

20 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Your pie turned out so well! I want that slice in the photo.

Peggy said...

Yours is just perfect and I am so jealous. I took the time and energy to make this and then mine did not turn out right and I want to know why. But I haven't a clue.

Valerie said...

Your crust looks perfect, as does that deeply rich coloured filling!

Jacque said...

It's hard to beat pumpkin pie OR apple pie. Your pie looks wonderful, look at that texture!

Tia said...

whipped cream is the perfect partner to this. yum!

jill said...

wahoo for the perfect pie crust...I will be making another pie this week!

Great pictures too mom!

Leslie said...

You rocked your first pie!! This sounds really good, and I'm sorry I missed making it.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful job! Love the photos... :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

pie crust isn't so hard, and yours looks gorgeous and perfectly baked!

The Mortensens said...

I'm impressed that your very first crust turned out so well! Although I'm getting better, I still have a hard time with it.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Mary said...

That's great that you have conquered pie crust--Dorie really is a great teacher. Your pie looks perfect--very nicely done!
:)

Lisa said...

I love that gorgeous browned color on the top of your pie. It looks delicious.

Katrina said...

Perfect looking pie! I really liked this one! Now go make another pie! ;)

Clivia said...

That crust looks perfect! Glad you enjoyed this pie.

Nickki said...

Your pie just looks delicious! This was my first ever taste of pumpkin pie and I loved it :-)

Judy said...

Nice looking pie. Now that you can make pie crust, the sky is the limit!

Kayte said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I cannot believe you have not been baking pies your entire marriage, this does not look like a first attempt! Gotta love Dorie, right?

Tammy said...

I wasnt sure about the "burnt" flavour of the caramel. your pie looks just perfect!

Jess said...

That pie (especially the crust) looks fantastic. So glad it worked so well for you!

lola said...

Just perfect. Congratulations! You are on a pie dough roll. Thanks for visiting my little blog. lola