TWD: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


One of the many things I love about Dorie’s recipes as that most of them are pretty forgiving.  That is to say, that when I’m not paying attention and screw something up, I can usually fix it and no one but me ever knows.   Case in point: this Pumpkin Caramel Pie.    One of the tweaks that Dorie suggests for this pie is the addition of a pecan streusel topping. I thought it sounded like a great idea and whipped some up to use for my pie.  The topping is supposed to be added to the pie after it has baked for ten minutes.  Well, I put that streusel in the fridge to keep cold and totally forgot about it – until after my pie had already been baking for about forty minutes.

Crap!  I hate when that happens!

I wasn’t sure if I should put the topping on anyway, or just forget about it.  I took a chance and threw it on anyway.  So glad I did!

Dorie’s Caramel Pumpkin Pie alone is nothing to sneeze at.  She takes a pretty standard pumpkin pie recipe and amps it up by swirling a luscious homemade caramel sauce into the filling.  The marriage of that cool, smooth pumpkin and velvety, rich caramel is definitely something to drool over.  Adding a nutty, buttery streusel to the mix is nothing short of brilliant!



more of what\'s cooking...

SGCC Encore: Torta di Riso for Easter

Wednesday, March 24, 201040 Comments

Any of you food bloggers out there remember when you first started out  and couldn’t take a decent photo to save your life? Okay, maybe some of you already could take great pictures when you started your blogs, but I was not one of you! When I go …

Is This Pie a Winner?

Wednesday, November 4, 200948 Comments

*UPDATE* (11/05/09)  My recipe is now up on the Bon Appetit site and the link below DOES work. Thank you all so much for your support AND your votes!!!  I wish I could send each one of you a slice of this pie!
If you’re thinking that this …

Baking With Mom, Part 4: Dueling Easter Pies (Torta di Risi and Pastiera di Grano)

Saturday, March 22, 200832 Comments

Wecome to the fourth and final installment of Baking With Mom. In Part 1, I shared my recipe for Pizza Rustica, a rich and decadent eggy, cheesy and meaty deep dish pie. In Part 2, I gave you an easy peasy way to make Easter Bread using …

Welcome, Autumn! Better Late Than Never (Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie)

Monday, November 5, 20073 Comments

Come, said the wind to the leaves one day,
Come o’re the meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold. …

kiss the cook!

Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

Just Browsing?
55 Knives
follow me!

    Follow Me on Pinterest

    Friday Food Lust

    Fine Cooking