Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’ve got pie on my mind. Every year, when Mom cooks the bird, I’m usually given the assignment to bring pie and wine. I welcome that assignment wholeheartedly. I like pie. I like wine. Though not usually together.
A few years ago, I got to thinking. Pumpkin pie is fabulous, and I really do love it plain. But after the sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other soft mushy deliciousness, I was craving an enhanced version of pumpkin pie, with a little caramel sweetness and hint of pecan crunch. I pulled this idea off the internet a few years ago and I thought I’d share.
Sometimes it’s called Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie, but I like it better when it’s called Praline Pumpkin Pie. It’s a huge hit in my family. Combine it on a plate with a slice of our family recipe for Key Lime Pie, and you’re in Pie Heaven.
It’s super easy, and very yummy. You bake a regular pumpkin pie, just like you would ordinarily make. Then you add this special topping in the last 10 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »