Monday, October 31, 2011

Time for Pie

Remember those pie pumpkins I got a couple weeks ago? This weekend, my husband and I made a pie (also flan and roasted pumpkin seeds0. Fellow blogger Mel S. and her husband will be the first to try it tonight.

The recipe can be found at

While the pumpkin part alone was time consuming, we also made the piecrust from scratch - which seemed to add 5 hours to the process. I had a recipe (also at, but my husband wanted to try Alton Brown's version. He'd recorded the episode on TV, and we kind of cobbled the 2 recipes together, with frequent pausing to watch the DVR. The goal: a crust both flaky and tender - a tricky proposition.

My husband also draws on his mom's considerable pie crust making experience (she used lemon juice, Alton uses apple juice concentrate). His mom also used to own 6 different rolling pins - each had a separate purpose. Now THAT'S domesticity at its finest. She is in sharp contrast to my mom who, if she baked at all, it was straight out of a box mix. (She preferred to spend her days reading voraciously. I did pick up her love of reading). My own baking pursuits have been a bit dampened by the fact that my husband - with some exceptions - is not fond of sweets. However, we're both really looking forward to trying this pie: our labor of love.

1 comment:

  1. The pie was delicious, Kat! You did an awesome job and used an awesome recipe!