Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

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!

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The Mortensens said...

Your pie looks really wonderful! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Tia said...

love your trio of pics. the shots are gorgeous!

cindy said...

This is one good pie. I to love Dories crust. Have a great day.

Michelle said...

I just bookmarked this recipe for later--It looks so good I can't wait to make it!

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