Two pies in One pie pan Experiment Results

Here’s my double pie straight out of the oven. Isn’t it pretty?!?

I know everyone is wondering what happened last night after the double pie went into the oven. I ended up baking the double pie for about an hour. The crust that was folded over in the middle didn’t quite bake all the way through, but when I make the pie for the contest, it obviously won’t have that problem.

I let them cool for about 2 hours before cutting into them. Hubby got home from work REALLY late and we had a small piece to try them out. I was glad to see that both pies were baked through.

The pear and cranberry pie was tasted first. The baked pears were delicious but we both thought the cranberries were too tart. The bites without cranberry were heavenly though. I would definitely make this again with maybe dried cranberries or cooked cranberries? Any suggestions? Katie – did I do something wrong? I could still use this recipe for the contest if I needed to, but it would need some work…

Next came the squash pie. OH my goodness this was very good. Very unique and creative. I don’t really know how to describe it. Except imagine a pie that’s made by heating up some butternut squash, then adding some pears, dried cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. After the sugar melts, you stir it all up. The sugar makes this amazing gooey glaze over everything else. Like I said before, I wanted to eat the filling with a spoon. It’s a very good, unexpected fall pie.

So as you may have guess, we both voted for the squash pie. We’re taking the rest of the double pie over to our friend’s house tomorrow so we’ll get their votes too. I’ll also see how the pies hold up over night since I’ll be baking them Sunday night and the contest is Monday at 1:00. And yes, I did consider staying home from work Monday morning to bake, but I thought that would be a bit extreme…

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6 Responses to “Two pies in One pie pan Experiment Results”

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    Katie — November 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    YUMMY!! That’s so cool you made both at once!! I’m soooo going to have to try this! If the pears and the cranberries were very ripe there should be no problem. Ours was almost too sweet! lol! Maybe the cranberries or pears were still not fully ripe? That’s my only guess. But you can always add more sugar if you like a sweet pie. So cool!

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    Jen — November 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I did sprinkle some sugar on top, but I didn’t measure. I probably didn’t have enough… Like I said the pear bites were amazing, but when you got a bite of cranberry you made that sour face. I just bought cranberries that come in a bag. I didn’t know they could ripen? Is that the right thing to use?

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    ttfn300 — November 15, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    love the fact there’s two-in-one :) they both look lovely!

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    Loan — November 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I am hitting up a Farmer’s Market near L.A. Sunday…I think I am going to pick up ingredients to make both pies and take them to a get-together that I am attending Monday! I’ll tell you how it goes! THANKS for the inspiration!

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    Jen — November 15, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Let me know if you want the recipe Loan.

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    Marie K. — October 9, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Hello Jen,

    Just discovered your site, it’s awesome! The squash pie sounds wonderful, do you think I could have the recipe Jen. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
    Marie

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