Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs picked Caramel Pumpkin Pie for TWD this week. It's perfect for Fall! I love pumpkin pie too so I was not going to skip this week! For this one, you have to make a caramel, don't worry it's easy and takes just minutes and a watchful eye. Dorie did mention the darker the caramel turns as it's cooking, the richer the flavor, so keep that in mind.
This was a gorgeous pie, I baked it in my stoneware deep dish, and it came out of that dish in just a perfect slice, nothing fell apart and the crust was really flaky too (I just love Dorie's crusts!!). Even though I kept the pie covered with parchment while baking, the crust still got a little darker than I like.
The pie was even still a touch warm even after sitting on the counter for 4 hours after baking! The texture was creamy, the flavor was great (I did used a little less of the spices) and I even topped it with a little crumble as Dorie suggested we could. While I thought the pie was pretty good, I myself could taste the "burnt sugar" in it while it was still warm. But then, I had my photo piece, cold the next day...and it was even better! I could not taste that burnt sugar flavor as much.
PS. I used apple cider in mine, and I have to say I LOVE it! I've never had it before (OK maybe once long ago) and don't really care for apple juice, but apple cider! Mmm!