Time for Tuesdays with Dorie! Our treat of the week is Dorie's Caramel Pumpkin Pie, picked for us to try by Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs, thank you Janell! You can find the recipe for this delicious pumpkin pie here at Janell's site. I'm running a little late this week and didn't get this pie made until this afternoon, but it was worth the wait.
My husband is a huge pumpkin pie fan, and while it is not one of my top favorite pies (I think those would have to be key lime, blueberry, and coconut cream -- but really, I'm not picky with pie) I still love a good pumpkin pie and always make at least three during the holiday season, one at Thanksgiving, one at Christmas, and usually one sometime in January, for my husband as he laments all of the holiday foods we won't be having until the next season.
I'm always happy to give a new pumpkin pie recipe a try and still don't have a favorite recipe despite making it so many times. Our current favorite is Dorie's Twofer Pie, which is a combo of pumpkin and pecan, but I leave out the pecans for picky husband. I know that sounds kind of silly, but back when we made the Twofer Pies for Tuesdays with Dorie, I made minis and made a few sans pecans for picky husband and he absolutely loved it, and requested it again for Thanksgiving, and I've been making it that way ever since.
This pie had lots of deep flavor and color thanks to the caramelized sugar base that gets mixed with the pumpkin and spices. It certainly is an adult pumpkin pie with a nice dose of rum. While this is a delicious fall dessert, I don't think it will be replacing our current Dorie fave -- Twofer Pumpkin Pie -- minus pecans for picky husband -- and extra pecans for me :)