Monday, November 21, 2011

Pumpkin Caramel Custard Pie

UPDATE: Not long after I posted this, the LDW Magazine blog shut down. (I'm not sure when because I didn't notice until I tried to post another pie recipe!) The recipe has been unavailable—until now! I've posted the pumpkin caramel custard pie recipe here on Wayward Girls' Crafts!

For the last few months, I've been on a PieQuest over at the Latter-day Woman Magazine blog. Last week, I shared my first ever original pie recipe: a pumpkin caramel custard pie. My husband and I don't even like pumpkin pie all that much, but we liked this one!


 The story behind the pie
I like cookbooks. I can't resist them sometimes, especially at thrift stores. Vintage church cookbooks are especially exciting to me. I always hope to find some lost recipe gem—and this time I finally have! Unfortunately, it wasn't from the good sisters of the Coltman Ward Relief Society, who put the book together, but from the envelope in the back of the book:

Caramel-pumpkin custard from McCall's magazine. Do you see the date on the bottom? November 1964.

Unfortunately, the recipe only included the first two steps, because the clipping was actually of the pecan pie recipe on the back. So I looked at several other caramel custard recipes and decided to put it in a crust. Voila (with a little adaptation to fit in a pie crust): a pumpkin caramel custard pie.

The recipe includes steps to take it to the crème brûlée pumpkin pie level—oh yeah, I went there.

Add an elegant twist to the Thanksgiving classic for your house this year with a pumpkin caramel custard pie. Seriously. It's good.

6 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canda said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing in time for Thanksgiving.

Heather Landry said...

Oooh and now I'm hungry! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

OMG!!! That really looks YUMMY!!!!

coconut said...

Oh that looks so good, I love variations on pumpkin pie!

Tracy said...

Not a big fan of pumpkin, but with the caramel in there, I may just change my mind ;)

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