Monday, November 24, 2008

TWD: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

Rob Base was right! It does take two to make it outta site. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection is Thanksgiving Twofer Pie as chosen by the lovely Vibi. You have to check out her blog! She lives in France and you can read her blog either in French or English. How smart is that?!

Well, that's only the second most smart thing I know about Vibi. The first is that she chose this pie. This is now my most favorite pie ever. EVER. But, I am getting ahead of myself.

First the dough. Man, was it a pain in the arse. It took the two of us to make it right (catch the theme??) and get it into the dish correctly. But, once it was in the dish, it baked up gorgeously!

The pumpkin filling was a complete breeze, I actually thought I had done something wrong it was so easy!
Then I layered on the pecans, poured on the gooey topping and popped it into the oven. After the stated baking time, my knife wasn't coming out clean so I kept it in and checked every few minutes or so until it was done. I think I added about 15 minutes to the cooking time and never had to foil the crust or tent the top. This pie was a piece of cake!
When it came out of the oven, it looked and smelled amazing! I wanted to dive right in but myself wait until it had cooled to room temperature. The top of the pie looked like a caramelized candy coated dream.

The hubs ate his with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while I enjoyed mine with a (giant) dollop of home whipped cream.
Overall, the hubs and I could not believe how delicious this pie was. At one point, I looked at him and he was staring at the pie, shaking his head. I gave him a quizzical look and he just said "How? How can the flavors go together so perfectly?"
That's when I started dancing and singing :

It Takes Two - the Twofer Remix
(With apologies to Rob Base, lyrics by me!)
It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
It takes two to make a thing go right
Pumpkin and nuts make it outta sight!
Bake it! I want some pie right now.
I'm Rachel B and I came to get down.
I'm not internationally known.
But I'm known to whip cream into foam
Cause I get tasty, I mean outrageous,
stay away from me, the calories are dangerous.
Cause I love dinner, you know I'm a winner
If you do the dishes, I'll give you a ten'er.
My hubby loves me, coworkers adore me
They eat right and they never bore me.
I make pie all day long
The reason why, man, I don't know
So let's go, cause
It takes two to make a thing go right
Pumpkin and nuts make it outta sight
It takes two to make a thing go right
Pumpkin and nuts make it outta sight
Cut it!
Check out the other bakers (but give them until Thursday) and show some thankful love!


vibi said...

Thank you very much Rachel, for participating with me this week!
Ummm... little correction, I don't live in France, but OH! how I wish I did! LOL
I loved your remix of It takes two! LOL ...almost as much as the looks of your results!
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Danielle said...

Yours turned out great!
I loved this pie also, this will be a great adddition to my Thanksgiving day menu!

Rachel said...

Ha love the song! Looks like your turned out great! You're making me wish I would have made this one....Oh well--there's still time!

Engineer Baker said...

And now that song is stuck in my head. Dangit :) Glad this one was a hit!

spike. said...

I was also surprised at how easy it was. Now that song is stuck in my head!

Jessica Eiden Smedley said...

Love the remix! Great job - glad you guys enjoyed the pie.

Anonymous said...

OMG, this pie was so good. And I don't even like pecan or pumpkin pie. Something about the combo rocked my world. Loved it! YUM!

CB said...

BAHAHAHAHA. Ohmygod. The Rachel remix was HI-LARIOUS!
"I'm Rachel B and I came to get down.I'm not internationally known. But I'm known to whip cream into foam."
Best.line.EVER. I'll be singing that all night! Glad you enjoyed the pie. I haven't made mine yet but your review is making me all ready to get my bake on! Happy Thanksgiving!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

kim said...

hahahahah:) awesome. love your lyrics :)
your pie looks perfect! glad you enjoyed it so much, and have a happy thanksgiving!

Leslie said...

Your pie is SO beautiful! I'm glad it was tasty as well!

Jo said...

LOL! Love the lyrics. Your pie looks great!