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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Red pepper and goat cheese tart

That’s goat cheese mixed with a egg and layered at the bottom of the crust after it’ been placed in the tart pan. Then a layer of fresh basil leaves on top of the chèvre. Then many layers of red pepper rings (about 3 peppers’ worth) with some additional crumbled goat cheese interspersed for variety. […]

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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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