Adam and I enjoy watching Good Eats with Alton Brown. After seeing this episode, Adam decided he was going to make a pumpkin pie with fresh roasted pumpkin this year. I have never been a big fan of pumpkin pie, but Adam really likes it. Since pie from canned pumpkin is the only kind he has ever tasted, he was excited to see how it would compare.
Fortunately, I had two little pie pumpkins sitting on my counter from our garden this year. (My procrastination to roast them up and make muffins with the kids like I said I would paid off. Ahem.)
So Adam roasted,
The interesting twist with this pie was the crust, made from crushed ginger snaps instead of a rolled pie dough.
The pie was cut and served and tasted
and according to Adam, it is not even "in the same stratosphere" as canned pumpkin-pumpkin pie.
So I guess it is fresh pumpkin pie for our household from now on. And I have a great in-house pastry chef to make it. :)
I made a pecan pie for the first time this year. Yes, tis true-- 32 years old and never made a pecan pie. I am the designated chocolate chip cookie girl when it comes to Thanksgiving, but this year it was fun to make something new. I figured I couldn't go wrong with PW's recipe.
It was awesome! The crust was perfect, and the filling as sickeningly sweet and wonderful as a pecan pie should be.
Joey and Katie helped me make the pie, both crust and filling, and when you make a pecan pie with a three and six-year-old, every bite is that much more enjoyable because of the loving labor involved. :)