TWD: "Pumpcan" Pie – Thanksgiving Two-fer Pie

by Holly on November 25, 2008


Host for this week: Vibi of La casserole carrée
Recipe for this week: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie
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So, what can I say about this pie other than that it was really delicious? I made this for a get together with my family Saturday night while my brother was visiting from the Oregon/Washington State area. I used a rather deep dish, so we decided to increase the amount of pecan filling by half to make sure the pie came all the way to the top. This resulted in a very, very golden crust because the pie had to bake twice as long before it set up.

This was a rather homely pie when cut, but, like I said, it sure tasted good – especially with a little vanilla bean ice cream. The only other change I made was to use maple syrup in place of the rum and also partly in place of the corn syrup in the pecan filling. This was mainly just out of necessity since it was imitation syrup (in other words, maple flavored corn syrup) when I started baking and didn’t realize I was mostly out of corn syrup.

I am still running super behind, but I wanted to get this up in time for those that are making it later this week for their Thanksgiving table. I do recommend covering the edges of your crust with foil when the pie is back in the oven baking with the filling so that it doesn’t overbrown. As I mentioned, since I had to back mine twice as long to get it to set up there wasn’t a lot of hope. The crust was still delicious though – flaky and with a deep caramel color and flavor.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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Cristine November 25, 2008 at 7:08 am

Looks yummy! I’m looking forward to trying it next month!

chocolatechic November 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm


It looks great!!!

vibi November 25, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Thank you so much, Phemom, for participating with me this week!
I’m so happy your family liked it… but what was there not to like? Especially when one doubles the pecan filling, what a treat!
It looked totaly amazing… as a whole, that is! LOL
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Manggy November 25, 2008 at 2:07 pm

I believe you when you say it’s delicious, Holly 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your fam! 🙂

Engineer Baker November 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

It seemed like the baking time was a bit off, but yours still looks quite tasty. And crispy pie crust is a wonderful thing 🙂

Rachel November 25, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Looks great! Maybe I should add this to my list for Thursday….

pinkstripes November 25, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I loved this recipe. I’m glad it worked out for you.

Marthe November 25, 2008 at 8:01 pm

This looks sooooooo good!! Yum.

steph- whisk/spoon November 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

i’m really looking forward to making this tomorrow! i think a golden crust is delicious!!

Kayte November 26, 2008 at 12:28 am

My pieces looked like this, too, and I thought I had done something wrong as I was expecting to see a pumpkin pie (think magazine version photos) type of slice with a few pecans on top, and this is what I got, so I am thrilled beyond all that yours looks like this, too, and I didn’t do anything wrong because we all loved this pie! Yours looks especially delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

Di November 26, 2008 at 12:37 am

Your pie looks lovely! I love the way the pecans look in the first picture.

Jacque November 26, 2008 at 3:02 am

You can tell it’s good just by looking at it. Nice job 🙂

Heather B November 26, 2008 at 3:22 am

Looks great! It looks very tasty!

kim November 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm

ooh i love the shot of the full pie 🙂 it looks great! my pieces fell apart too, i had to prop them up with paper to take the photos 😉 happy thanksgiving!!

The Food Librarian November 26, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Lovely pie! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun and food!

Jaime November 28, 2008 at 1:16 am

happy thanksgiving! yours looks so much prettier than mine

TeaLady November 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

It looks like it was very tasty. Happy T’ng.

CB November 29, 2008 at 6:36 pm

I bet the Twofer was heavenly with some VB ice cream! Mmmm… I am drooling just thinking about it! Glad you enjoyed the twofer. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

AmyRuth December 1, 2008 at 2:15 am

Your pie looks yummy!

Eunice December 1, 2008 at 5:41 am

I don’t understand French, but it is BEAUTIFUL! beautiful beautiful. It looks perfect and it motivated to me to go on baking it even though I am very suspicious about pumpkins!

It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Thank you 😀

Eunice December 1, 2008 at 5:42 am

oh whoops! comment got wrong here. it was meant for La Casserole Carree, hehe sorry!

and yours looks so yummy! very whole and something my bro would dig straight on! great job 😀

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