Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and to keep with the seasonal tradition I decided to make a pumpkin pie.  But this time around it wasn’t going to be any ordinary pie.  I had a tub of mascarpone in the fridge courtesy of my uninspiring and wanted a way to use it up.  After some researching I found this recipe for a pumpkin pie made with mascarpone. I immediately had visions of a pumpkin cheesecake pie which sounded absolutely decadent!  While this dessert sounds amazing I wanted to kick it up a notch. Last year I made this fabulous pumpkin pecan pie which is essentially a pumpkin pie with a pecan pie topping.  Otherwise known as the best of both worlds.  I decided to use the pumpkin mascarpone pie recipe and top it with the pecan pie topping.

I had a bit of trouble with the pumpkin pie filling.  My mascarpone would not easily combine with the pumpkin because it was too hard.  Next time I would let the mascarpone come to room temperature before attempting to mix it in.  The resulting filling is definitely on the runnier side than I’m used to.  Because of this when I poured the pecan mixture on top of the pumpkin, the pecans started to sink right into the pumpkin!  That made me nervous.  I figured the pie would be way too sweet.

This was not the only “disaster” to plague my pie.  Since the pecans had sunk instead of floated my filling began to run over while in the oven.  This wouldn’t have been so tragic (I was baking the pie on a baking sheet) if the filling hadn’t taken down a section of the pie crust with it.  Oh yes, it was a sight to behold to say the least.

Despite the cosmetic appearance, the pie was pretty good.  Sure, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to I still enjoyed it.  The pumpkin fill was really creamy and I enjoyed the crunch of the pecans.  As anticipated the pie was a bit on the sweet side but alas not tragically so.  Next time I would opt to use either recipe but not combine them.

Source recipes:
Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie
Pumpkin-Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce

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3 Responses to Pumpkin Pecan Mascarpone Pie

  1. Fran says:

    WHAT are you talking about?! The pie was DELICIOUS!! Look at your picture…there are pecans on top too! Thanks for a terrific meal!

  2. Marie says:

    I give you credit for just trying to combine the two! I am great will following recipes, but not so much with the improvising.

  3. Erin says:

    YUM! I can’t believe it -you totally read my mind – I was planning doing the EXACT same thing this weekend except in little tarts!

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