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?

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


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

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.