Thursday, November 27, 2008

TWD- Thanksgiving Twofer Pie


Happy Thanksgiving!
This may not be the prettiest result of making a TWD recipe, but it is a delicious one. Vibi from La Casserole Carree did all of us Americans a favor this week by choosing Thanksgiving Twofer Pie. Go to her blog for the recipe. I made this yesterday and decided that I would make it without the crust in little individual dishes. I got the idea from Prudy- honestly, I get so many ideas from her and luckily she made it back from her trip just in time for me to see that she made this recipe crustless.
I decided since we are going to have many pies on Thanksgiving, I would make one that would enable us to enjoy them all, without the extra calories in the crust. The pumpkin and pecan parts are the yummiest anyway.
Dorie is a genius. I have always thought that Pecan Pie is a little too sweet, and I love Pumpkin, so this is basically a pumpkin custard with a nice crusty topping of pecans. Then the pecan filling somehow transports to the bottom of the pumpkin and makes a thin, super yummy, cinnamony layer. Divine! Of course, I just took a few bites of one- when it was still warm, but now they are in the fridge (I prefer my pumpkin pie cold) and tomorrow (but today to you) we will enjoy them with some whipped cream. Go to the TWD Blogroll to see all the other Twofer's~!



Coming this weekend- Barefoot Bloggers- Mexican Turkey Soup

16 comments:

Steph said...

I think it looks pretty even without a crust. Plus, you just saved yourself enough calories to eat another dessert!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

happy thanksgiving!! what delicious little custards this must have made--yum!!

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty! My favorite part is the crust, so I can't go that direction, but I'm sure it made it a lot easier.

vibi said...

Thank you very much Mary Ann, for participating with me this week!
It was indeed a great idea to make the pie crustless! Plus, many TWDers had trouble with the crust anyways... so why hassle when you're knee deep in Thanksgiving cooking!?
It looks wonderful an I'm sure tasted just as well!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Jaime said...

great idea to make it w/o a crust... though my crust loving husband might beg to differ :) you got a nice sugary crust on top! nicely done

happy thanksgiving!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks good to me! Happy Thanksgiving!

Prudy said...

They look just delicious! This is one I'm going to be making for many years to come. I made a big one with crust for Thanksgiving, but honestly, I think I liked it better without. Hope you had a great holiday!

n.o.e said...

Oh, crustless would be great. I do that with pumpkin pie sometimes, but didn't think about it with this Twofer (I didn't see Prudy's post until after I'd baked mine!) Glad you liked the pie. I wasn't wild about it at first but really liked it the second day.
Nancy

Marie said...

Your Twofer Pie looks so delicious without the crust. Why didn't I think of that! Next time I'm leaving the crust out! The filling is the best part of any pie!

Marie said...

Your Twofer Pie looks so delicious without the crust. Why didn't I think of that! Next time I'm leaving the crust out! The filling is the best part of any pie!

Maria said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! The pie looks very nice!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your crustless pie looks divine! I wish I would would have thought of going that route!

Pamela said...

It was a great idea to skip the crust, and I love the minis!

Leslie said...

I love the idea of making it crustless! (I'd probably make a lot more pies during the summer this way!) I'm glad it worked out for you!

Heather B said...

Great job! It looks delicious!

leanne said...

I make pumpkin pie crustless and didn't even think about doing it on this one. Great idea!