A few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for a Thanksgiving Twofer pie from Dorie Greenspan, which combines pecan and pumpkin pie. I thought it was such a great idea, letting you eat two Thanksgiving favorites in one dessert.
Unfortunately, no one else enjoys pecan pie or pumpkin pie in my family other than me. I wanted to make it for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t want to be stuck with an entire pie.
Then I found a recipe for a pumpkin and cheesecake layered pie with a pecan streusel topping. My siblings love cheesecake. They are always requesting cheesecake. So I decided to try making this pie, allowing me to have pumpkin pie and letting them have cheesecake.
Of course the brilliant idea backfired. After all the requests, my brothers barely ate any of the pie — not even the cheesecake portion. I thought it was pretty good, except I don’t like cheesecake much so I ended up only wanting the pumpkin part.
It’s always hard for me to make the effort to make pies because my siblings don’t care much for pies in general. The recipe was a little time consuming to put together. Since my family barely ate it, I don’t know if I’ll make it again. But if you like pumpkin pie and you like cheesecake, this may be a great “twofer” pie for you.
You can view the full recipe here.