So, I'm not really a pie person.
And I'll tell you why.
Pies don't require much finesse. Just bake a crust and dump some ingredients in the middle...and va-la...you have yourself a pie. What's the big deal about that?
I want something that inspires me...(think BIG here)...that makes me want to dig deeper to create some fantastic, mouth-watering, want-to-eat-so-much-more-of-you dessert.
So this brings you up to speed to my dilemma for Thanksgiving. I was supposed to bring a dessert for our family get together, but nothing was popping out to me. And a pie, well, it's just a pie, and you already know how that goes.
However, I found this recipe that brought "just a pie" to a whole new level.
Intro: Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
Now this is a pie I can get behind. It has 6 different facets to it. It requires skill, albeit not much, but some.
I made the pie and it turned out great. BUT it could have been that much better. Why?, you ask. Because I forgot to add the last layer of oh-so-delicious goodness to my pie=( The whip cream. And it wasn't your everyday whip cream. It had ginger and cinnamon in it.
No one will know the true potential, the true greatness, of Pumpkin Pie Spectacular. (Well, my Mom and I know the true greatness because we added the whip cream to the top when we got home. But there were 23 other people who did not get to taste the full effect.)
So you've gotta try this because it truly is one spectacular pie.
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