Ben loves pumpkin pie. I try to make him one every year. Well, last year I forgot and we ended up getting one from the store. It was still good , and we finished it all.This year, I started making a pumpkin pie, but the pie crust shrunk so miserably it looked like an oversized shortbread cookie, and I decided I’ve had enough of pie crusts. I’m not even a big fan of flakiness anyway. I like my crust to be dense and sweet. So I thought, why not make a tart out of it? I decided to go with pâte sucrée, but after I trimmed its pretty edges it shrunk and I was again left with a big cookie. By this point, it seemed like the crust has declared war on me. So I tried again. It shrunk. And again. It shrunk. I read articles upon articles on how to make it stop and it just wouldn’t. At the end, all I could do was leave 2″ of extra dough around the edges. It wasn’t pretty, but hey, at least I won.