November Baking Challenge

pecan praline pumpkin pie


November 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Pecan Praline Pumpkin Pie

I cannot wait for you to try this unforgettable praline pumpkin pie.


Everyone who participates in the November Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the October Baking Challenge

October 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Caramel Apples

You nailed this recipe! Making homemade candy is no easy feat, but many of you were up for the caramel apple challenge in October. Some had trouble with the caramel not thickening up, but cooking it a little longer helped. Caramel apples are a staple treat during the fall season and I’m so glad you crossed it off your lists. Now you’ll feel more confident making them in the future, too!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Sonja:

“Love this recipe! The apples were so delicious and the homemade caramel is definitely so much better than any store bought one. Thank you Sally, for another great challenge recipe.”

We gathered as many caramel apples photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to help guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

collage of caramel apples images

Giveaway winner for October is Jennifer and she has been notified. 🙂

caramel apples winner image


  1. I always love seeing these challenges–you’ve helped bring together such an amazing community of bakers and food enthusiasts! Happy almost-November, Sally!

  2. This challenge will be fun to put a new twist on a pie. Looking forward to the challenge.

  3. Ah ha! So THIS is why you were stuck on the praline! It’s a beauty, Sally! Happy Halloween!

    1. I really enjoyed making this pie! I don’t know why but pie crust intimated me and I was so please with how it turned out following this recipe! Then the mix of the pumpkin and praline topping were an awesome combination, love the sweet/salty and then the creamy and crunchy texture! Glad I joined the challenge!

  4. So excited for this pie!!! sounds and looks delish!!! not ground beef at all LOL!!!

    1. LOL!! Thank you Jenny!

  5. hannah Chinaka says:

    I have always been intimidated by pie. I have made a few and sometimes they turn out and others are experiments. Looking forward to this November challenge!

    1. I’m thrilled you will be participating this month!

  6. lulusweets.nica says:

    This pie was amazing! Everyone at home devoured it! It did not last one hour! Definitely making this one again on Thanksgiving!!

    1. I’m thrilled it was such a hit!

  7. Hi Sally, could an Aussie participate in the challenge?
    Love your recipes!! Especially the sciency info, it’s so helpful~


    1. Absolutely. Open to the whole world!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch.

Sally's signature

Recipes You’ll Love



Join the community on the 1st of every month as we tackle a new challenge recipe. Review Sally's Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions.

View More

A tradition since 2013, every December we countdown to Christmas with 10 new cookie recipes in a row!

View More

The first week of every November is all about Thanksgiving Pies.

View More

My Cookbooks

Sally's Cookbooks

About Sally

Welcome to my Kitchen!

I’m Sally, a cookbook author, photographer, and blogger. My goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge to cook and bake from scratch while providing quality recipes and plenty of pictures. Grab a cookie, take a seat, and have fun exploring! more about Sally