TWD: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Posted by C. A. - Categoriezed under: TWD

This week Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs picked Caramel Pumpkin Pie on pages 322 and 323.  This is certainly a great fall recipe pick but I quite the internal debate about whether or not to make it.  You see, I always make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, sometimes even multiple pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving; I really wasn’t sure I wanted to make one now.  On the other hand, “Prince Charming” is big into pumpkin pie and I was pretty sure he would love this one.

Ultimately I decided I would make this pie for “Prince Charming” with one tiny little change…

I went mini!

And I do mean mini, I used mini muffin tins to make these tiny little pies.  My thought was that as much as “Prince Charming” loves pumpkin pie, we really didn’t need to eat a whole pie, especially with the holidays around the corner, and these little pie bites would make it very easy to share this recipe at work without needing plates and forks.  I also decided to take Dorie’s playing around suggestion and add a streusel topping to the pies, although I went with pecans rather than almonds.

Of course, after making 24 little bitty pie shells I had had enough of that game, so I made the rest of the filling into one small pumpkin pie (I used a pot pie tin) just for “Prince Charming.”

Flavor wise, this recipe reminded me very much of one I frequently make which involves a layer of crushed toffee on the bottom of the pie shell before the custard filling is added.  Since that is one of my all time favorite pumpkin pies, I absolutely loved this one as well.  The mini pies went over well with “The Little Prince” and my co workers and “Prince Charming” was definitely a big fan (as I knew he would be).

Bottom line – I definitely recommend this recipe.  Thanks to Janell for hosting this week (you can find the recipe on her site)!  As always, take a peek at the TWD blogroll for many, many more variations.

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2 Responses to “TWD: Caramel Pumpkin Pie”

  1. Janell Says:

    I’m so glad you like this one! Your pie looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you dressed it up.

    Thanks for baking along with me this week!

  2. Margaret Says:

    This was really good wasn’t it. Probably will replace my reg pie at TG and Christmas. Love all the minis you got from it. And saving those pot pie tins is always a good idea.