I had been thinking recently how I'd love to use my blow torch again soon. I was also contemplating what I'd be making for dessert on Thanksgiving. My uncle likes Pumpkin Cheesecake so I should do that for him. I like Pumpkin-Pecan Pie or Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie. But, the other day as I worked out I was listening to NPR and they did a most delightful spot on the pie. They mentioned Bon Appetit's recipe for Bruleed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie.
I was working out so I wasn't listening as carefully as I should have been but I do believe I heard the chefs say that they made it three times before they really got it right. So, I'm guessing this is going to be a challenge, but I don't care. Can you see that photo???? UNBELIEVABLE! MUST MAKE!
In case you want to pull out your blow torch (or go buy one for the event) here is the recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bruleed-bourbon-maple-pumpkin-piehttp://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bruleed-bourbon-maple-pumpkin-pie
The very best part of this story though is that i told my 95 year old friend Adelaide about how excited I was to use my blow torch on Thanksgiving! She then suggested that I might want to let a turkey loose in the yard and run around chasing it with a blow torch. In my mind's eye I saw myself running around doing exactly that. As a vegetarian, of course, my fantasy was that the turkey was always a good 20 feet ahead of me.
Good times. Good Turkey Day Times.