Tuesdays with Dorie: Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie (or Tart)

November 29, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 7 Comments
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sour cream pumpkin pie

This Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie was my Thanksgiving dinner dessert (perfect timing!).  Not having pumpkin pie with Turkey Day dinner would be considered absolutely unacceptable for my dad’s side of the family, and even though I didn’t head to Seattle to see them this year, I’m happy to carry on the W family tradition here.  The texture of this pie was great…smooth and creamy (especially if you strain the filling into the crust).  It’s actually a bit more dairy-heavy than I’m used to for pumpkin pie, but the spicing was nice.

Apparently this recipe works as either a pie or a more dainty tart.  The recipe makes a substantial amount of filling, so especially if you chose to bake a tart, be prepared to have extra on your hands.  And if you make a pie, you may need a deep-dish plate.  (I used my seven-inch glass pie plate, which usually works perfectly for a half-recipe of deep-dish filling.  I actually only made a third of the filling, and still had a smidge extra that I couldn’t fit into the crust.)  You can always pour extra filling into custard cups and bake them in a water bath– pumpkin custards are yummy, too, and gluten-free guests won’t feel left out of the fun.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here on Serious Eats) or read Judy’s Gross Eats. And see Tracey’s Culinary Adventures for Normandy Apple Tart, this week’s other recipe (which I did make and will show you later in the week). Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

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  1. I have been eyeing this recipe in her book- glad to see that it was this weeks pick! I would probably do the same and make it into a pie.

  2. I use sour cream in my pumpkin pie as well (or yogurt if I’m out of sour cream). It tastes great that way :)

  3. Your deep pie looks great! It’s one you can sink your teeth into.

  4. I love your photo so much Steph – absolutely gorgeous! I didn’t get to the pie/tart yet, but it may be rewind material next month.

  5. such a great looking slice! _ Tia

  6. looks like the perfect slice of pie to me

  7. I made it in the tart form which was really pretty and you are right, the spicing was wonderful. Your pie looks so high and beautiful! A show stopper, I’m sure!


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