A few weeks ago, Scene book editor Margaret Renkl taught me
how to bake a pumpkin pie. (Here's a hint: It involves store-bought crust and
Joy of Cooking.) Freed from the shackles of homemade pie crust, I'm finally hooked on baking. All pie, all the time. I baked all my leftover Halloween decorations. (Upon realizing that he was devouring his very own pumpkin, my 3-year-old reacted as if I'd told him we was eating his hermit crab.) When I ran out of soggy jack-o-lanterns, I turned to sweet
With T minus 48 hours until Thanksgiving, I've still got a little
of the baking bug, but my family is pumpkined and yammed out. What other
autumnal fruits or veggies--mixed with the usual medium of evaporated milk, eggs and cinnamon and topped with whipped cream--make for a good Thanksgiving pie? Extra points for pies that don't turn out orange.