Tuesdays with Dorie: Depths-of-Fall Butternut Squash Pie

November 8, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 11 Comments
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depths-of-fall butternut squash pie

I’ve noticed this Depths-of-Fall Butternut Squash Pie many times while flipping through the book.  Or, I should say that I noticed the title and thought it sounded good.  It wasn’t until this weekend that I actually read it and realized it is not a smoothly puréed, single crust pie similar to pumpkin.  Nope, this is a pie with real character….lumpy and bumpy under the top crust because everything inside is chunky and retains its texture.  It’s stuffed with a hearty combo of butternut squash, apples (or pears, which I didn’t have on hand), nuts and dried fruit.  The filling reminded me of mincemeat pie, with its mix of fruit and spices (but sans the suet, thank goodness).  The pie is slightly earthy, not too sweet, and totally great with vanilla ice cream!

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also on The Splendid Table’s site) or read Valerie’s lovely blog, Une Gamine dans la Cuisine.  And see Di’s Kitchen Notebook for Mini Madeleines, 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. Lumpy, bumpy pies are the best! 😀
    Yours looks lovely. Thanks for baking with me this week!

  2. Your pie looks great! This pie tasted delicious.

  3. This looks great–your crust is perfect. I really need to get back on the TWD train for the last few weeks!

  4. great looking pie! I seriously need to get to the store to get some baking supplies/ingredients….been out of town and haven’t been since I got back yet!

  5. Your pie looks perfect. We loved this one too.

  6. I didn’t have any vanilla ice cream at home but I knew it would be perfect with this. Love that picture!

  7. I have this book, but it’s funny because I never noticed this recipe! It looks really good! Will have to try it.

  8. That is a seriously gorgeous crust! Did make the crust from Dorie’s recipe, or is it your own? If it’s yours, do you have it posted on your site? I would love to give it a try – thanks!

    • thanks! this one happens to be dorie’s, but the other one i really like is the cook’s illustrated vodka crust.

      • Thank you, I will look into both crusts! (I have two pies to bake tomorrow.) Have a good weekend 🙂

  9. Beautiful brown crust on that lumpy pie. I still haven’t decided if I liked it or not.

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