I asked her if she wanted me to bring something, because I wanted to share
At first she said she didn't want me to make anything, but then a couple of days later, she said she changed her mind. She told me she found a recipe for something she wanted me to make. Now of all the things she could have asked me to prepare, what do you think it would be? It could have been anything; stuffing, any of the side dishes or even the turkey.
So what do you think she asked me to make? I'll give you one guess.
So, did you guess it correctly? Of course you did!
Yep a desert, a baked desert.
Of course I said yes, because I'm the man and I'm good that way.
She emailed me the recipe and I read it. Basically a Tropical Pumpkin Pie is a pumpkin pie with flaked coconut mixed in with the pumpkin filling and spices. Crushed pineapple is spread on top of that and then that is covered with toasted coconut. Here's my pies, all three of them.
Why are there three and why is the crust so dark you ask?
Now you ask, if I just doubled the ingredients, why are there three pies and not just two. Well, I tell you. I have no frigging clue! I measured all of the ingredients VERY carefully and even leveled off the measuring cups and measuring spoon with a knife. I followed the directions precisely and double checked as I went along. I made sure I even bought 9-inch pie crusts like they said. Good thing there were three in a pack or I'd have tossed a lot of filling. I just have no idea what I'm going to do with three pies.
I know the crust is way too dark, so next time I'll cover the edge with aluminum foil like they suggested.
When my son got home he immediately wanted to know what smelled so good, so I showed him. He took a double take and then asked me why I made all those pies.
Before he answered, he saw the small dish of filling cooling on the rack that I'd made for a taste test after they were done and he asked to taste it. He got a spoon, tasted it and HE LOVED IT! He cleaned the dish. I thought it was pretty darn good myself. :-)
I felt a lot better now. Even with the dark crust, I'm sure it would be a hit, especially with the crushed pineapple and toasted coconut on top.
Oh yea, did you know they don't sell toasted coconut? I had to toast my own. That was a first too, but even that came out good. :-)
To make a long story just a bit longer, my pie was a big hit. And you know what? I might just do a little baking now that my second attempt at pie making came out pretty darn good?