Pie Baking

On Saturday I made a pie . . . well I made the filling at least (I didn’t have time to make my own crust so I used a store bought one. Oh well).  I don’t bake, so even considering that I didn’t make the crust, this was a big deal to me.

The pie I made was based on a recipe for winter pie.  Basically the filling was a mix of shredded carrots, some raisins, chopped apple and pecans, flavored with cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and a little ginger.  Oh, and a bunch of sugar (white and brown) and some dark rum. All this stuff was cooked up together and then put in the pie crust.  I topped the entire thing with pecan halves so that it ended up looking kind of like a Pecan pie.

I was impressed by how well it came out.  I really wonderful autumn/holiday flavor.  Not a lot of people tried it at the party I brought it to (which was a Pie Party, which meant there were a ton of pies to try).  That was okay by me because I got to keep the leftovers.  I think I will plan on making this pie again soon, for upcoming Thanksgiving celebrating, but this time I will aim at making my own crust and I think I’d like to add some maple syrup to the filling mixture just because the flavor of maple is amazing.  All and all my baking confidence has gain a few slight points (very few mind you, while I love to cook, I am not at all comfortable with baking).

~ by Nathaniel on November 16, 2009.

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