Friday, November 22, 2013

My Thanksgiving Pies

Here are my pies that I made the week before Thanksgiving. The top is a Chocolate Pecan Pie (based on this Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie) and the other two are Basic Pumpkin Pie from Libby's.

I had a pie crust issue in that I bought smaller pie crusts than my recipe called for. So I had leftover filing...hence the second pie. Darn you, Walmart, for being sold out of Deep Dish pie crusts. I had to put on my big girl panties and make some pie crust. I ended up using this Homemade Pie Crust recipe. I'll let you know after Thanksgiving how it was!

After they were baked and cooled, I wrapped them in a double layer of plastic wrap then foil and froze them for the big day. Bakers seem to be spilt on if it's a good idea to freeze Pumpkin Pie - some sites say the pies are custard so the thawed result will be too watery, others swear by freezing their pies each year. One of the common tips was to thaw the pies in frig slowly. I'm sure the taste will still be great.