Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesdays With Dorie: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Hi. My name is Kait, and I'm a bad blogger. It's been nearly three months since my last blog post. But I have a good reason, I swear!

I married the love of my life almost two months ago. It was the best day of my life, and worth all of the stress of wedding planning. But the weeks leading up to it were some of the busiest of my life. Immediately after that, I spent two weeks in Europe, and just after that started a brand new job. Suffice it to say, my life is pretty nuts right now. And I find my interest in blogging not waning...but shifting. I'm hoping to start a new blog soon, one that still has a focus on food, but leaves room for me to share all of the other things going on in my life.

In the meantime, though, I'm stoking the embers of this blog with a Tuesdays With Dorie post. As crazy as my life has been, I just can't give up on my Dorie fix. It just wouldn't be right.

And so I made this week's recipe, Caramel Pumpkin Pie (chosen by Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs) on Thanksgiving Monday, after a morning spent apple packing with my new husband.

Making this pie was, sadly, not the relaxing Thanksgiving tradition I'd had in mind. The pie crust was burnt way before it was even supposed to be done; the caramel was half-burnt and half-raw on my uneven stovetop, and the filling only came halfway up the sides of the crust. Not exactly the outcome I'd hoped for after spending all day making the pie.

Oh, well. Better luck next time!

To see how other bakers fared, visit Tuesdays With Dorie. I think they had better luck than me! For the recipe, visit Janell's blog.


Kitchen Roadie October 19, 2010 at 9:49:00 PM EDT  

Congrats on your wedding! The pie looks good! If I were more talented at making pies I'd give this one a go. Since I'm not, I'll let my sister know about this recipe so she can put her awesome pie making abilities to work. Thanks!

Clivia October 20, 2010 at 7:22:00 AM EDT  

Congratulations on your marriage! This was a heck of a recipe to come back to. So glad that you tried it anyways.

Jacque October 20, 2010 at 5:04:00 PM EDT  

Oh no, sorry for the disappointing outcome on your re-entry into blogging. It gets points for looks though, if that makes you feel better, lol.

The Mortensens October 21, 2010 at 3:32:00 PM EDT  

Congratulations on getting married! That is a great excuse for not posting.

I'm sorry that this recipe didn't turn out well for you. It's definitely a tricky one.

Thanks for taking the time to bake along with me this week!

Eliana October 21, 2010 at 4:47:00 PM EDT  

Girl no apologies needed and congrats on your wedding :) Too bad the pie didn't turn out the way you wanted but looking forward to seeing what you whip up next :)

Karen October 22, 2010 at 11:03:00 AM EDT  

I have been a bad blogger too but I don't have an excuse as good as yours! :) Congrats on the marriage! :) Glad you got to bake this but bummer it wasn't a hit!

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