This week's TWD was chosen by Vibi of La Casserole Carree: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie! This pie is a combination of pumpkin pie and pecan pie and was a perfect treat for Thanksgiving this week. I've never made either pumpkin pie or pecan pie so I was excited to give this one a try.
This pie could not be easier to make. The pumpkin filling is made in a food processor and the pecan filling can be made in one bowl without a mixer. Like I said, simple. The only problem I ran into with this pie was my inability to follow directions. After I'd already filled the crust and started baking the pie, I looked at the recipe again and saw that I was supposed to pre-bake the crust. Ooops. I was worried but figured I would just see what happened. Luckily, it didn't really seem to make a difference. In fact, I read that some of the other TWD bakers had problems with their crust browning too much so I was glad I hadn't pre-baked. One other note: my pie took about 10 minutes longer than Dorie's recipe indicated.
I brought this pie to a Thanksgiving get together and everyone really seemed to like it! I had a small piece and definitely liked the filling though the pecans ruined it for me. This pie confirmed that I'm not a fan of pecans unless they're ground up or chopped into tiny pieces. Overall, it was a success though and I'm sure I'll make it again for the holidays!
Many thanks to Vibi for selecting such a great recipe for Thanksgiving week! The recipe for the pie can be found on her blog. Be sure to head over to TWD to see how the other pies turned out this week.