Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Post #169: Dorie's Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie and a Give

From dorie'spumpkin pie

Once again, I share with you a dessert I made on Thanksgiving. A dessert I am sure to make next week for Christmas. A dessert whose picture I also had taken on my now long lost camera. Another dessert whose picture I once again had to borrow courtesy of the internet.

I was on a roll for a while with all my baking. Some would call it passion. Others, pregnancy. I would say it is a combination of both. I have a sweet tooth and it gets sweeter with pregnancy! Even if my disposition does not.

I can not rave enough about Dorie's Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie. I made mine with fresh pumpkin leftover from the boys' Jack 0' Lanterns. The taste of this pie is fresh and creamy (from the sour cream). It is not too heavy, but not airy either. It has a great taste of rum that lingers simply on the palate, like eggnog. It is also spiced just right. Another successful Dorie recipe. However, I must confess, I did use a premium store bought pie crust. Flog me me later.

Here is Dorie's recipe from Dorie herself.

Now for the give!

From cleaving

Hachette Book Group was kind enough to send me AUDIO book copies of Cleaving by Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia. I am currently listening to the audio book right now. The narration is from the author herself. She is at a different time and place in her life in this story. She tells it like it is, with no fluff. Once again, she merges her passion for food with her passion for life or specifically, her passion. She begins a journey not only to further explore the art of butchery, but her own life as well. As the publisher describes, "... how in breaking something down you can begin to make it whole again."

This is would be a great book to listen to while you are doing your holiday cooking or baking, something I was going to do today until our water heater decided to bust late last night!

I am giving away two copies. Here is what you have to do to enter the drawing:
  1. Just leave me a comment with a link to a must-try holiday recipe
  2. Email me your email address so that I can notify you if you won.  My address is carolinarlittle@gmail.com
Please pass this on if you wish. 

I hope you all are having a great time with the holiday parties and preparation. I have mixed reviews. Some days are good and other days, well are like my water heating busting, not so good. I am all knotted up at seeing my dishes just sitting there sitting in their filth!

In any event, I have a good audio book to listen to and a new camera to test out (a gift from my awesome hubby). I just hope I can bake some goodies soon. I am craving all kinds of pies.

Coming soon... a day in the life of my baking. This is sure to entertain!


Dragana said...

I love your picture, Carolina! Nice of Gabeski to replace the lost camera. Save me a piece of your Christmas pie, will you?

Cheryl said...

Girl that looks yummy! My new favorite recipe is my Rocky Road Fudge, it is easy and amazingly tasty!

Kayte said...

That pie looks picture perfect! Mark just loves pumpkin pie, so this time of year is one of his favorites...pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas with his family!

MaryBeth said...

Your pumpkin pie is perfect, here is another great version I think you should try...http://dunkincookingthesemi-homemadeway.blogspot.com/2009/12/pumpkin-apple-pie.html

HoneyB said...

I guess I am going to have to make this pie! It looks so nice and tall! Congrats on getting the camera!!

I would have to say that the Browned Butter Hazelnut Shortbread that I just made over the weekend is a MUST try! http://www.grumpyshoneybunch.com/2009/12/hazelnut-browned-butter-shortbread.html

Mnowac said...

Oh I love audio books, great giveaway. Here is a link

Check out my giveaway on monicaonthego.com

Debbie said...

That looks incredible! I'm going to have to add this to the "must try" file.

Life with Kaishon said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, you are pregnant!

I am so excited. I can not stop smiling. How did I miss that?

Please love me anyway because I am so happy for you. And I think you are very sweet!


How about that for a delish little appetizer? : )

Anonymous said...

Yummy pie! A brazilian christmas cocktail I just made is a must try - http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/12/szechuan-buttons-and-double-burner.html

Barbara Bakes said...

Yum! The pie looks so much richer and thicker than ordinary pumpkin pie.