Pie-for-dinner, two favorites

Red pepper, basil, and goat cheese tart drizzled in honey and sprinkled with salt and pepper. That was for dinner… …and (bien sûr) another apple butter pumpkin pie for dessert, since we polished off the previous, lattice-topped one. I went for some free-form zigzags on this one, like the casual look of it. Also, if […]

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Pies of autumn, pear edition

Pear pie with an almond cake topping, made for my class’s final project presentations—seven epic hours of critique, booyah. Pie helps us all to get through. Potema the Wolf Queen says that pie helps her to get through her day as well—seven epic hours of sleeping on the couch *yawn*.

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Fall pies

So I went on a baking binge on Sunday, mostly for work but we kept a pumpkin pie for ourselves :d Also, made a lovely savory mushroom pie, another year-round favorite.

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All-Strawberry Pie

This was the pie about halfway through baking: The juice that was creeping out at the halfway mark was just a hint of what was to come! The strawberries were very fresh and very juicy and very delicious :d Mmmmmm, pie… And let's not forget the pastry scraps, especially not when some are in the […]

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Christmas pies!

That’s the apple butter pumpkin pie at the bottom, and the pear mincemeat pie on top. The latter was served with homemade hard sauce as well—because really Christmas is just an excuse to put brandy in everything 😀

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Pear mincemeat pie, in progress…

Never made a mincemeat pie before. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had mincemeat pie in probably 30 years or more, not since some childhood Christmas vaguely remembered. But as soon as I smelled the mince as it began stewing, a flood of childhood memories came back and I knew that this was precisely what Christmas was […]

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Apple butter pumpkin pie, test run

I wanted to try something different for the holiday pumpkin pies this year, beyond the tried and true Libby’s recipe. Found this one that uses apple butter, which sounded pretty brilliant. I love apple butter. The original recipe called for a nut crust (which I skipped, opting for Purdy’s basic flaky pastry instead) and a walnut […]

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