Monday, 11 October 2021

Thanksgiving and Pie Failure



 Well, it wasn't exactly a pie failure so much as a crust issue.  I ended up using a third Crisco shortening and two thirds butter. I had no trouble rolling it out but the finished product was firm (hard) and not at all flaky.  I did make the crusts the day before and put them in the fridge well covered with plastic wrap
( still unbaked).  According to the internet that shouldn't have had an effect but something did. My family will no doubt enjoy them.

I also made a crustless pie which is so much less bother. I think I may stick to that kind in the future.  There are many recipes on-line if you're at all interested in trying to make one. For myself I don't need the extra calories which the crust provides so the crustless  is my first choice anyway.

 


Enough about Pumpkin pies and on to teacups.  # 15 is a pale yellow one with sweet flowers and a gold rim.

 


 Thanks for coming by,   GM

14 comments:

  1. The pies look so good, despite the lack of flakiness! I love your crustless idea, too. Great for diabetics like myself. The teacup is just gorgeous. What a lovely pale yellow. That must be a rare color.

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  2. Now this tea set looks very antiquish! Pretty,and fragile.

    Y'know, I make pies with crust from scratch, but I usually leave the crust & Bud cleans it up...this would be perfect for me.

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  3. I've never seen a crustless pumpkin pie but may check that out for our Thanksgiving. I think yours all look delicious. Pretty teacup too. I think yellow is an unusual color for a teacup but it's really pretty.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  4. Sorry about the crusts not turning out. Ken always says that the crust is there to just hold the filling. Sometimes he doesn't even eat the crust so he would love your crustless pumpkin pie! :)

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  5. The crustless pumkin-cake looks delicious!

    I see some experiments with brave courage from a baker with much love - made with love every cake will taste delicious! :))

    Nice decoration with the pumkins and a lovely teacup for saying hallo for today -:)

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  6. Love this teacup.....so pretty! And all your pies look delish....as usual! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  7. Pumpkin Pie is not a "thing" here, but yours does look delicious. I tried Pumpkin Pie Icecream once, when visiting my daughter - it was a strange combination of flavours and I ate it but don't think I would have it again! :)

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  8. I am sure that the pies were all enjoyed ❤ amazing how many different designs there are for china!

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  9. That is a very pretty cup and saucer. Pastry can go wrong sometimes, but your pies looked good, and I bet they tasted good too.

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  10. My friends all say pie is all about the crust, but I say it is all about the filling. Crust less sounds good to me.

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  11. Pastry is so iffy. I recently discovered Anna Olson's trick of a bit of oil worked into the flour before adding the butter, and have been having much better luck. Your pumpkin pies look delicious, all three of them, and I'm sure they were much enjoyed.

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  12. I like the crustless too, easy to make! :)

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  13. The pumpkin pies look perfect! I also make crustless pies, coconut custard and egg custard. Another pretty teacup and saucer.

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  14. Your pies look very good, and I am sure they tasted good too! Pumpkin pie is not much used in Norway, but I have made it. I made the pumpkin filling from scratch. When I told my American friend she said that few Americans did that, they used canned pumpkin from Libbys! So she was impressed that I had made it from a real pumpkin :)

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