Friday, November 28, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Revolt


Rock Band or Guitar Hero? More about that later.

I was asked to bring dessert. Then I get the 'We don't like pumpkin pie." Is this a trend? I hear others feel the same.


This week's TWD baking club recipe is Thanksgiving Twofer Pie. Contrasting texture with two layers. Crunchy pecan pie sitting on a creamy pumpkin custard base.


To round out the holiday flavors, apple and ginger were missing. My family loves cheesecake so along went the Apple Cheesecake. A creamy and tangy cheesecake with a surprise layer of apples. In case you missed it, It was part of the TWD, Feb. '08 rotation. A ginger jelly glaze was added to the saute of apples and blackberry. Hands down winner. Last year we had pumpkin swirl cheesecake. Next year will there be a pumpkin pie?

It's Thanksgiving and thankful for way too many things to list here...but I just have to ask, Rock Band or Guitar Hero?

CREDITS
Baking Group::Tuesdays With Dorie, TWD
Recipe Host: Vibi from la casserole carree

5 comments:

vibi said...

Thank you Lauren, for participating with me this week!
All of your desserts look amazing!

Engineer Baker said...

Really, people don't like pumpkin pie? I mentioned the twofer, and they asked if I would bring a plain pumpkin pie too! That cheesecake is awesome though, isn't it? And as for the Rock Band vs Guitar Hero... can't help you on that one. I refuse to play either :P

steph- whisk/spoon said...

what's up with not liking pumpkin pie?? i hope you had some takers on your twofer--looks gorgeous with the leaves! i've never played either game, although wanted "karaoke revolution" for a long time, but my husband refused (probably b/c i can't sing for squat)!

AmyRuth said...

Wow, what beautiful desserts. Can I come next time?
I'll happily eat whatever pumpkin you have. he he
Happy Holidays
AmyRuth

Betsy said...

I am desperately looking for a leaf cookie cutter for my stepmother's holiday gift. Any ideas where to get one like yours? I know I am a little past the Autumn season.