Today I did my first real from scratch pie. Before I moved overseas I had never made my own pie crust. Honestly, I think I’d only made one or two pies period, and for those I bought crusts. (I’m more of a cookies kind of person.) I’ve been overseas almost one year now and I just made my own pie crust about a month ago. I had made a pie before that but I splurged for a graham cracker crust that was imported from the states. For that pie I made a really simple chocolate pie that doesn’t even have to bake in the oven. I made that same chocolate pie for my first made from scratch crust. For this, my second made from scratch crust, I am attempting a Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I am calling this my first real from scratch pie because the chocolate pie has like three ingredients and like I said doesn’t even cook in the oven.
I’m a little concerned about this pie because it did not exactly fit in the pie pan. It has been spilling over the entire time it has been cooking (good thing I thought to put a cookie sheet under it). I probably should invest in a pie pan. No pie pan you ask? Then what are you using? Hahaha! I’m using the disposable aluminum pie pan that the imported graham cracker crust came in. So this is the third pie that has used that pie pan, a pie pan mind you, that I would have thrown away without even a thought back in the States! I’m pretty sure I can get a real pie pan here, I just haven’t really looked. Anyway, here’s a picture of the pie. Let’s hope it tastes better than it looks!