October 19


The Mother likes to share the story of when I was very little I didn’t like Thanksgiving.

She says that I would say “I don’t like Thanksgiving, there is just. to. much. food!”


Oh…little CC…you were just so naive.

And obviously, I have done a complete 180.


One Thanksgiving food that I just never cared for was pumpkin pie.

To me pumpkin pie is bland.


Nothing like a pecan pie, peanut butter pie, or mom’s apple pie.


Then there is the whole texture issue…


I almost didn’t make today’s Caramel Pumpkin Pie that Janelle of Mortensen Family Memoirs chose for use to make for today’s TWD.


But my friend C loves PP, so I halved the recipe and am giving it to her.

I hope she likes it.

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28 thoughts on “October 19”

  1. Since I took the time and energy to try this, I seriously want to know what went wrong with mine. It did not have the texture of a regular pumpkin pie. Yours is beautiful. . sorry you didn’t love it either. thanks for stopping by this morning. . .

  2. Pumpkin pie bland?! You never had my great grandmothers PP…
    I am not on the TWD crew..(too late for it) but I bake along with it..will do this one later..everyone in our family LOVES PP but that is because we make my GG’s…so I will give this one a try and see what happens..

  3. Pecan pie addiction must be a genetic condition. I remember your mom’s family before you were born, and that was their addiction. My favorite pie is mince-meat.(so long as I don’t think about what’s in it!)

  4. Pumpkin pie is my mother’s favourite pie. I won’t go out of my way for it, but I’ll eat a piece at Thanksgiving.
    Pumpkin pie will always remind me of my cousin. When they first moved up here, close to us, we went over to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. I had not thought to warn her ahead of time of a certain aunt’s lack of cooking skills and she ended up having to eat a piece of this aunt’s pumpkin pie. I apologize to her every year.

  5. I love pumpkin pie. I especially like it more now that I do up my own pumpkin. Very yummy.Yours looked very good. I also like your mom’s apple pie and I like pecan pie, and your butterscotch pie, and……..

  6. Your pie crust look great. I cannot seem to make a nice crust!
    Pumpkin pie is not my favorite either, but with the caramel this was actually pretty good! Nice of you to make it for a friend.
    Are there any pie fluting lessons anywhere?

  7. Great photos! I especially like the one of the unbaked filling in the beautifully fluted crust. I didn’t like pumpkin pie till I was a grown-up (the colour! the texture!), but now I love it. Only my own recipe though.

  8. Your pie looks lovely.

    I, too, have never been a fan of pumpkin pie-but I made this one to share with co-workers and because my husband adores pumpkin pie.

    I had some real issue with this one, but, I forged ahead and made it anyway. Posted late last night.

  9. That is the best pie crust fluting I have ever seen – I am going to aspire to that with the apple pie (although I know I’ll fall woefully short). I bet your pumpkin pie loving friend enjoyed this!

  10. So is that the tiny little LB pie plate you spoke of in your comment on my blog? A seven inch size? So cute, I need one of those, don’t I? I used a regular size LB pie plate. Either way, they look great in those. And we loved it!

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