Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie- Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

This time of year is always busy, and I only was able to squeeze in 2 of the Tuesdays with Doire this month. I completed the first one & have been holding out for this weeks recipe chosen by Vibi of La casserole Carree. I was pretty excited when I heard that the pie was a combo of my two favorites.. Pumpkin Pie and Pecan. My Grandmothers Pecan Pie is an absolute favorite in my family... I look forward to it always. As well, my mothers Pumpkin chiffon pie.. it is so light and fluffy. Yum. I figured, how could this possibly go wrong??

I hate to say it, but I did not like this pie at all... the only appropriate word that comes to my mind is "ICK". I was so bummed. (perhaps it was baker's error on my part, although I did follow the recipe to a T. or maybe I am just a plain old traditionalist when it comes to pies?? ) As I was explaining to my cousin Lynne, who also is a member of TWD, the pumpkin part was somewhat flavorless (maybe needed more spices??). I also was not crazy about the taste of the two mixtures together. Oh well, with 100's of recipes in Dorie's book... it is nearly impossible to win them all. It happens... regardless I am looking forward to the next adventure in TWD. No doubt it will turn out better!

11 comments:

Cristine said...

Bummer you didn't like it. But you're right... you can't like them all! :) Your pie looks yummy, though!

Engineer Baker said...

Sorry you weren't a big fan - sometimes two wonderful things put together just end up like that. Ick.

Rebecca said...

Well, you've made me feel better about skipping this one. It SOUNDS like an "ick" to me. I do love your leaf border, though.

vibi said...

I'm so sorry you didn't like the pie... obviously, your mother's and grand-mother's must be amazing pie makers, which probably sets the mark very high! LOL
Nervertheless, I'm more than thankful Banjo, that you took the time to participate with me this week.
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Pamela said...

Well, that stinks that you didn't like it. But I must say that your pie looks stunning. Love the crust! Happy Thanksgiving.

Cynthia said...

Nice job. Love the little leaves on the crust. o

Leslie said...

Sorry you didn't love it, but you sure made it look terrific!

Debbie said...

It's to bad you didn't like it cuz' man you sure make a pretty pie.

Christine said...

So sorry that you didn't care for the pie. I love the leaves on it the pie looks beautiful!

HoneyB said...

Oh WOW, your twofer pie looks AWESOME! Too bad you didn't enjoy it so much!

Sherea said...

that's too bad.. it loos beautiful!