Yeah, you can't really go wrong with a Caramel Pumpkin Pie. I mean, those words alone conjure up images of crisp fall weather, deliciously spicy fall flavors, and most importantly, Alex's favorite holiday...Thanksgiving.
This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe was selected by Janelle of Motensen Family Memoirs...and Janelle, I'd like to give you a big hug right now. This recipe is delicious! I was a little confused as to how the caramel would come into play (layered? covered? drizzled?) but the actual reality of it was much better than my imagination! The caramel is cooked until it's a deep amber color, and then whisked into the pumpkin filling. Together, they create a lovely deep flavor that is different from your usual pie, but hard to describe. Spicier, darker, richer, more...I don't know exactly...fall-ier.
I had a few technical difficulties with the caramel, but the flavor was spot on. I think this one will make a re-appearance at the Thanksgiving Day table! That is, if I can reach the stove by that point. Thanks for the great recipe choice, Janelle. Although it wasn't as exciting as last Tuesday, it was just as scrumptious!