Sometimes you just need a decent pie. I dunno, maybe you opened your mouth and volunteered without thinking. Maybe someone volunteered you? Maybe you don’t even know how it happened! Take a breath and remember these things happen to the best of us – and sometimes at the worst possible time! That’s when it’s time for the Easiest Pumpkin Pie.
Another pie? Why not!? Because I already made my Fave Pumpkin Pie last week, and then a Caramel Creme Pumpkin Pie extravaganza. So for actual Thanksgiving? A Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie. The bottom layer is a lush cream cheese & the top, a more sedate pumpkin pie layer. The Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream? It stole the show.
This year I was looking for something a bit different to round out the Thanksgiving dessert table – and here it is. A two layer pumpkin pie, On the bottom, a rich caramel custard, and on the top a cinnamony pumpkin mousse. And it’s all topped off with an extravagant layer of toasted meringue.
My daughter’s always had a great talent for cooking and years ago, when my son and I were in a pretty severe accident, my daughter (then about 15) made a good portion of the Thanksgiving dinner while I talked her through – from my bed. And we did have pie, but it wasn’t Pam Anderson’s Silky Pumpkin Pie.
For years it seemed the only way many North Americans ate pumpkin was in pumpkin pie. Now pumpkin recipes abound, both sweet and savory.