Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pecan Pie…and a GIVEAWAY!

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Before the pie, a disclaimer–I’ve been running a fever all day–any incoherencies, typos, or other deviations from normality can be attributed to high bodily temperatures and my general aversion to medication. Now, with that said, onto this lovely, lovely pie!

This pie is the third and final dish from my Godiva Fall coffee samples I received as a part of Foodbuzz.com’s Tastemaker program. Originally, I wanted a pie that consisted of a pumpkin pie layer and a pecan pie layer, but instead the layers melded together, which actually turned out really nice. What I loved the most about this pie though was the unity between the coffee in the pumpkin filling, the coffee in the pecan filling, and the pumpkin spice coffee syrup. Served with whipped cream and ice cream, this would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast! :)

But before getting to the recipe, I want to tell you about the giveaway I’m hosting! Although I express gratitude daily, there is something about Thanksgiving–a day dedicated to gratitude and eating–that makes it one of my favorite holidays. So, to thank you for being the best readers a food blogger could ask for, I want to offer you the chance to win some of the best all natural body products on the market. Here are the details:

Step 1: Head to my friend Alicia’s site, Eco Natural Soap, and check out her wonderful, all natural products.

Step 2: Leave a comment on my site indicating what body balms, lip balms, and soaps you’d like to try if you were the winner of the giveaway. (I’d highly suggest the cocoa butter lip balm. I’m ADDICTED! :D)

Step 3: Increase your odds of winning, by engaging in any or all of the following: a) tweet this giveaway, b) post this giveaway to Facebook, c) become a fan of Como Water on Facebook, and d) become a follower of Como Water on Twitter. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each action you take to increase your chances! On Sunday night, I’ll use a random number drawer to pick one lucky winner to receive 3 Eco Natural products!!!

Good luck! and Happy Eating!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pecan Pie (Printable Recipe)

2 pie crusts

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1/2 can cooked pumpkin (~1/2 cup)

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup Godiva pumpkin spice coffee (brewed double strength)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch nutmeg

pinch lemon zest

pinch salt

Pecan Pie Ingredients:

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon molasses

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons Godiva pumpkin spice coffee (brewed double strength)

pinch salt

1 tablespoon melted Earth Balance (or butter or margarine)

1 cup lightly toasted, chopped pecans

Maple Coffee Sauce Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Godiva pumpkin spice coffee (brewed double strength)

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup sugar

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Make pie crust (or thaw according to package directions). Press into pie dish/tart pan(s). Prick with fork. Blind bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

*Make pumpkin pie filling by whisking the sugar, maple syrup, salt, spices, zest, half and half, vanilla, and coffee together until thoroughly mixed. Whisk in the egg. Whisk in the egg yolk. Whisk in the pumpkin until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add the filling to the pre-baked pie crust(s).

*Make pecan pie filling by whisking all of the ingredients except the pecans until thoroughly mixed. Stir in pecans. Spoon the pecan pie filling over the pumpkin pie filling. Bake pie/tarts until the filling is set (~40-50 minutes for full pie; ~20-25 minutes for tartlets). Cool. Serve with whipped cream/ice cream/pumpkin spice coffee sauce.

*To make the sauce: add all ingredients to medium, heavy bottomed sauce pot. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is fully dissolved and the liquid turns into a thick and sticky syrup.

Note #1: This recipe made 6 tartlets and 1 whole pie.

Note #2: Sorry for the not so great lead picture… I made this for girls’ night and we were so anxious to dig in, I didn’t take the time to get the ‘perfect shot.’

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Wow! Tiffany this pie sounds amazing! Pumpkin and pecan pie combined is so perfect for when you are craving both! That sauce just completes it :)!

  2. I love these mini pies! Pumpkin and pecan is fantastic combination! would love it to be served with a big dollop of ice cream!

    I’m hosting a squash blog hop this month. come and share your recipe with us: http://www.foodbuzz.com/blogs/4496187-pumpkin-swirl-chocolate-brownies

  3. These little pies look delicious, Tiffany! I’m going to take your suggestion with the cocoa lip balm. I am OBSESSED with lip balm, I have so many, it’s not even funny!

  4. I follow you on Twitter!

  5. I never have a sweet tooth until I read your blog! 😛

    YUMMY!

  6. I follow you on FB!

  7. I love the mini pies, perfect for Thanksgiving or when you have gusts over! Not to mention is sounds incredible, pumpkin and pecan–the perfect combination! And now onto this awesome giveaway!! I think the cocoa butter lip balm sounds awesome, and since you like it so much I would love to try that and the oatmeal, honey, coconut soap. Also, the AM Moisturizer sounds fabulous, I need one of those :) Thanks again to your friend Alicia for this lovely giveaway!

  8. Love these cute little pies! It is funny, I just became a fan of chocolate pecan pie. Love the idea of making pumpkin pecan pie, YUM!!! And seriously, the addition of coffee is sooooo perfect!!! Hugs, Terra

  9. Poor thing! I hope you are feeling better soon. This delicious pie should be the perfect medicine. :)

  10. Holy moly! This looks like my favorite pie in the whole wide world. Pumpkin, pecan and coffee all rolled into one pie!??! I must be dreaming! Thank you thank you thank you for this unbelievable recipe. This will be on my Thanksgiving table.
    I hope you feel better soon! Take care of yourself!

  11. Lovely and surely good amazing tarts! I want to try the combination pumpkin – pecan, so new for me: I’ve just a waiting pumpkin in the kitchen :) Baci

  12. Lovely pie and yummy with the topping, looks so amazing.

  13. Tiffany, these pies look so delicious – no wonder you all wanted to dig in! I’m surprised they even let you take these shots! Poor you. Hope you’re feeling better. Can’t believe you still wrote something and so good feeling so poorly. What a trooper!

  14. I do so hope the fever has abated. Running a fever as an adult is quite disconcerting :-/

    These pies look ever so scrumptious!

    The Rose Damask Perfume sounds divine, as well as the Scalp & Hair Health Shampoo Bar (the ingredients are intriguing!)

  15. This sounds awesome, I didn’t imagine coffee, maple syrup, pecan and pumpkins together. You made it work, congratulations

  16. These little pies are packed with a lot of delicious complimentary flavors! Creative of you to bring them all together in a pie form. I would gladly eat a few of these-yum!
    I hope you get to feeling better.

  17. Somehow I feel very hungry :) I like pecans and that ice cream and cream (?) topping 😉

  18. Hi Tiffany, hope the fever has subsided now. Gorgeous little pecan pies. I love all the different flavours. I think it’s a really excellent sign that these pies didn’t last long enough to take the perfect shot :)

  19. Pumpkin and pecans sound like a real winner! Getting hungry now…

  20. omg!! these look incredible!! they combine three of my favorite flavors-definitely saving these!

  21. So many good things in that pie! Oh man, the troubled skin balm looks excellent, cause I have really awful eczema that gets especially bad in the winter. The pumpkin spice lip balm and coconut honey soap look excellent as well.

  22. Also, I think I’m already a fan of you on facebook?

  23. Wow! There are so many products I’d love to try. Since I love pumpkin flavored anything, it would awesome to smell like it too with her Bath & Body Soap and Skin Balm in pumpkin spice! I’d also love for my husband to try the “Closest Shave” anti-rash balm, as he always has issues after he shaves. Thanks!

  24. These look amazing Tiffany!! Nicely done and they look fabulous!

  25. I love this recipe, Tiffany! Add coffee to anything and I’m sold!

  26. PERFUME! I’ve had it on my to-do list to trash my chemical-laden perfumes and pick up some natural ones, so this is perfect.

    PS – this pie looks AMAZING! Pumpkin + Pecan + Coffee? I’m thankful for that combo!

    Hope you feel better soon :)

  27. I believe I tasted some of this pie. I believe it was quite delicious.

  28. I would love to try one of their lip balms…I have needed a new, moisturizing one for so long! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  29. I like you on FB!

  30. So sorry that you are not feeling well :( Your pies look fantastic and a very cool giveaway, love her soap collection :)

  31. Wow! They look so delicious! I will save the recipe! Hope you feel better soon :)

  32. French Vanilla lip balm sounds perfect. The Cocoa Butter sounds good too but I don’t want to be catching myself eating it off my face 😛

  33. Following on twitter @coniecone

  34. Hope you are feeling better. And everything about the pies was perfect.

  35. I would love to try some of the lip balms–the pumpkin spice and the peppermint!

    Your pies look delicious, and I hope you are feeling better!

  36. is this where i leave my comment for the give away?

    my three choices: cocoa butter lip balm, joint relief mineral soap, and closest shave soap

  37. It looks great to me! I can clearly see all that is sweet and rich and needing to be in front of me right now. The idea of coffee helps me envision the decadent richness of this pie. (Or little tartettes.) Thank you for sharing this and I hope that your fever is gone.

  38. Tiffany, super cute recipe ….hope you will feel better soon:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/my-new-video-sweet-potato-pecan-tart-grill-style-recipe/

  39. I love what you’ve done with the coffee. My granddaughter was reading over my shoulder while I read this and she said, “Look Nanni our coffee!” Those little pies would vanish in a heartbeat around here. Hope you’re feeling better.

  40. Those are nice soaps, I’d like to try the wrinkle and age spot relief. We can all use a little help from time to time!

  41. Yummy tartlets. Their size makes them even more adorable. Perfect for the season.

  42. Tiffany,
    I love the”melded” flavors in your pie, pumpkin and pecan complement each other so well. Top the pie with ice cream, and it’s pure heaven.

    Hope that you’re feeling better soon!

  43. ooooooh this is a wickedly delicious looking treat! I haven’t seen you for a while so I came over to see how you were doing. Sad to hear the flu had you flattened. You should try our Beat Flu Silly Soup to get you kicking again! http://chefandsteward.com/2011/06/10/beat-flu-silly-chicken-soup/

    One love!

  44. Ohhh I can’t believe I almost missed this amazing pie! I love coffeeeeeee… and all nuts! So this is definitely a must try for me! I really hope you are feeling better Tiff! Sending you a big hug!!!

  45. wow…I’m drooling. This looks so yummy delish!

  46. At this time of year, we think the peppermint body balm would be perfect, not only for our dry winter skin but also for the seasonal scent!

  47. Thank you for all of your comments!!! 😀