Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie Number 23: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

Well, this post is late, but due to the Thanksgiving holiday, TWD posters had an extension on the posting date. Thank goodness! The Thanksgiving Twofer pie is this week's recipe, and it was chosen by Vibi of La casserole carrée. I traveled to my parents this Thanksgiving, so my mom and I made the pie for Thanksgiving dinner (which is why this post is just a bit on the late side).

I managed to locate my missing battery charger, so the pie photos are not the blurry variety from my cell phone. Hoorray!
This pie came together nicely and we had little difficulty preparing it. However, I did learn a lesson. When the recipe tells you to weight the crust when prebaking, do not "shortcut" it and hope that pricking the pie crust all over will be an acceptable substitute. Thankfully, my mom and I were concerned about the 25 minute baking time and pulled the crust out after 10 minutes to check it. The pie crust edges had slid down to the bottom of the pie plate, and the center part of the crust had tripled in volume. It was late Wednesday night and we were not about to remake the pastry, so I pulled another heavy pie plate out and squished the crust as much as I could. The sides did come up a bit and we finished prebaking. The finished product came out much better then expected because the pecan topping covered all the sad spots of crust.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving!


Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

That's exactly what happened with my pie crust! Your final result looks very good, nice and firm.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I had exactly the same problem with the pie crust! Your Twofer pie looks good though; I am sure it was delicious.

vibi said...

That you Rigby, for participating with me this week!
I'm glad you managed to save the pie! ...and hope you enjoyed after all this late night work!

Engineer Baker said...

Nice save on the pie crust - it sounds like a lot of people had significant crust shrinkage, which is no fun at all. It looks wonderful though, so no worries, right?

Carol Peterman said...

Nice recovery with the shrinking crust. Remaking the crust late Wednesday night would not have been at the top of my list either.