Vibi from La Casserole Carrée chose this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, and it was the perfect thing for Thanksgiving: the Twofer Pie (aka Pumpcan Pie)...it's part pumpkin pie and part pecan pie. So, I got to kill two birds with one stone, since I'd never made a pumpkin or a pecan pie!
This is a super simple pie to make. The fillings are easily mixed; you just pour all the ingredients for each into bowls and whisk. They are then poured into a pie crust with a layer of whole pecans separating them.
The recipe calls for a partially baked crust, but after reading the posts on the TWD website I chose not to pre-bake the crust. And, it turned out just fine!
Since the pie recipe called for a single crust and my dough recipe makes a double crust, I used the leftover dough to make pie dough cookies.
I added about a tablespoon of cold water to the leftover dough to strengthen it a bit; the dough recipe I used yields a very delicate, flaky crust & I wanted something a bit sturdier for the cookies. Then, I rolled out the dough into a large circle, brushed it with melted butter, sprinkled on cinnamon & sugar, rolled up the dough into a log, & cut it into 1/2 thick slices.
I baked the slices at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. The cookies should puff a little, and the bottoms should be lightly browned.
Wow your pie AND your cookies both look amazing! Happy Turkey Day!
That pie looks de-lish! And the pie dough cookies. I have to admit, the crust is my favorite part of pie, so I would love those!
The pie looks great. And I love pie dough cookies. It's almost the best part of pie baking
You'd seriously never made pecan or pumpkin pie?!? Wow. And pie dough cookies have to be my favorite part of making pie - yum!
Nope. I only started baking earlier this year. That's why I joined TWD and Daring Bakers...to force myself to learn how to bake things I'd never make otherwise!
I actually still have pie dough in my fridge (next to the sugar cookie dough) and when the German gets home with sugar (can you believe I ran out?-) I think I will try your very interesting cinamon rolls. What a great idea!
My favorite part about pie is the cookies to be made with the extra crust! YUM!
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