This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Vibi of La casserole carrée. She chose Dorie’s Thanksgiving Twofer Pie which is located on page 321 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. I was actually really excited to make this recipe because I love pumpkin and pecan pie and putting them together is a fantastic idea.
I ended up making the pie Monday, but I actually haven’t tried it yet. By the time I finally got around to finishing it. It still needed to cool. I was surprised that the directions said to use a partially baked crust. I followed Dorie’s directions exactly and I think that the crust baked a little too long. I ended up having to cover the edge of the pie with foil so that it did not burn when it was baking in the oven. I like how when I put my pie in the oven the crust looks perfect and then when it comes out it is just blah.
I guess I have been having one of those baking days where everything seems to go wrong. In the middle of baking my pie this week, I was also icing my cake for my finally Wilton Course 1 class. Lets just say that things weren’t going well and I took my frustration out on the cake with the spatula.
Picture a 10-inch offset spatula sticking out of the middle of my cake. Yeah I shouldn’t have done it but after almost 2 hours of trying to ice the cake perfect; it just wasn’t happening.
FYI I am a perfectionist, so the average person might say it looks fantastic but I see the flaws in it 😦 I have fixed the cake and I am going to try to ice it again later today and hope I can keep my frustration to a minimum.
The pie turned out good. I added some extra spiced into the pumpkin mixture that remind me of a pumpkin pie: allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. I think I should have baked it for a couple of minutes longer. The pie tasted good. It did remind me of a cross between a pumpkin and pecan pie. I don’t know if I would ever make it again. I love pumpkin and pecan pie. I guess that when I want one I just want that one and not the other. I think today was a pecan day. Tomorrow might be a pumpkin. You never know 🙂