today in i'm-going-to-be-sick-of-thanksgivukkah-food-well-before-thanksgivukkah: a latke pumpkin pie!

seriously, by the time thanksgivukkah rolls around, i will already be on, like, cottage cheese, or whatever diet food is it these days.

i yolo'd a shit ton of chocolate today, also scotch eggs and half an apple sticker (bc you know what's worse than finding a whole apple sticker on your apple...). and then when all was photographed and done, i scraped a bunch of pumpkin pie filling out of this pie and then ate the latke crust. (i left out the sugar in the filling so it could be eggboy-friendly. ew, you guys, don't ever do that.) 

i should really get my tookus to the gym one of these days. sometimes egg works out with a kettle bell in the living room and i join him with my yoga mat and foam roller and dumb core workouts, but i usually just end up in shavasana thinking about cookies and puppies. (omg have you seen this puppy?)

also sometimes i buy salad greens and if they sit in my fridge for long enough i can usually convince myself that i've been eating healthy.

i am counting on next week's new york trip being a big walk fest. i'm going to pre walk off all of my holiday meals and pretend that any and all schnitzels eaten while walking don't count in the calorie department. 

in other vaguely exciting news, you have until the end of the day to enter my pretty apron giveaway!

oh but back to this pie. it has a fun sweet/salty thing going on (like dipping your fries in a pumpkin frosty, if pumpkin frosties existed... do they??) and it was inspired by a quiche recipe that i love that has a sweet potato hash brown crust. this recipe is basically a how-to for a latke crust, and then i encourage you to pour in your favorite filling because my filling seriously blew nuts. you don't even have to make it a pumpkin pie, you can make it chocolatey or custardy or bacony or whatever!

latke pumpkin pie 

makes one pie 


a half batch of ex-boyfriend latke mixture (if you get weirded out by weird things, leave out the onions... but i kinda like it with the onions)

canola or vegetable oil, to coat your pan

a batch of your favorite pumpkin pie (or any pie) filling


preheat oven to broil. 

once you've mixed up the ex-boyfriend latke mixture, coat an oven safe pan with oil and set over medium heat (i use my 9-inch cast iron pan). pour the latke mixture into the pan and use a spatula to firmly press the mixture all over the bottom and around the edges. 

cook until the bottom browns. the crust may start to puff up in the center-- if this happens, poke a few holes in the bottom with a fork. 

once the bottom is brown, stick the pan in the oven and broil for 8-12 minutes, or until the top starts to brown. 

reduce the heat to 375 (or whatever your pie filling recipe advises), pour in the filling, and bake until the pie is set. 

enjoy immediately with a dreidel!