Saturday, October 14, 2006

Almost Pumpkin Pie

I love pumpkin pie and was really excited to have it with my new Soy Whip but alas, it was not meant to be. J and i decided that we wanted to have a dessert without tofu so i ventured off to find another vegan pie recipe (is that against the rules?!). I found one that sounded good, but even following those directions as well as the recipe that was chosen did not help me with the baking part. The uncooked pie was decadent - like the carmelized part of pecan pie someone said - but the cooked part, well just never cooked. Even after an hour. It just was a nice thick pudding in an overbaked crust. Though, it was yummy. Just not the pie i dreamed about.

I learned my lesson i swear. I should have known better. Six years ago i spent half a year in India and celebrated my favourite holiday there - Halloween. Folks i lived with had heard of pumpkin pie and asked me to make it. Without a recipe. Without an oven. We used a sort-of cousin to a pressure cooker and can you believe it the taste was right - though not texture, exactly. But the day was not as bad overall - we had a costume party, candy free-for-all and my jack-o-lantern game was a definite success!

Thanks you the other posts i was able to find the easy ready-made pie crust and there was NO canned pumpkin at the store, just the pumpkin pie stuff that Mishka got. Yummy stuff, let me tell ya!


At October 14, 2006 9:04 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

i've been out of ener-g egg replacer for a while, but still, i do not get such great results with it unless i have a lot of other binding ingredients, too.

its _just_ starting to feel crisp enough in the air for me to crave pumpkin pie...

(btw, the air is so nice and moist here! such fancy weather!)

At October 14, 2006 11:34 PM, Blogger Ruthie said...

*just* starting... hee hee ((thinks of her completedly frozen kale plants, and the high temp of 41 and snow predicted for next Tuesday)) I'm guessing that Portland is warmer than Montana, Michelle :-) Crazy to think that if we hadn't moved this summer we'd still be basking in the 90 degree Texas sun!

At October 16, 2006 9:34 AM, Blogger Carla said...

Uncooked pumpkin pie doesn't appeal to me either! I was at a party where someone brought raw pumpkin pie, I was curious but didn't feel like trying it. Pressure cooked pumpkin pie!? That's inventive!


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