Pie Blog

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Let’s face it.  Traditional pumpkin pie is in the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” category. Every Thanksgiving I embark on yet another futile effort to find THE pumpkin pie.  You know where it is?  On the back on the Libby’s pumpkin can.  Sure, go ahead and roast your own pumpkin or get all […]

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Thanksgiving Pregame: Apple Fig Pecan Handpies

When planning my Thanksgiving dessert table, I like to add hand pies as a nice way to change up the choices. Slices of pie are required of course, but when you have a crowd, hand pies offer a great alternative without the fuss of cutting and plating. Reasons you should make hand pies: If you […]

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Spiced Blueberry Citrus Pie

My host son is a pie fanatic. He would eat a pie everyday if I let him.  In fact, twice now he has taken a whole pie to school for lunch.  If he appreciates one thing about America during his year here, at least I know that pie will be towards the top of the […]

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Spiced Plum Nectarine Pie

Hygge.  It’s all the rage in my house right now.  Pronounced, Hoog-ah, but not really because it’s impossible to write it phonetically and make it sound right, it is the Danish word for the feeling of coziness.  Hygge goes beyond coziness, though.  It seems to be a word that the Danes use to explain warm feelings […]

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Nectarine Raspberry Pie Recipe

Pie Crust Rolling Hack My pie crust recipe has remained unchanged since forgoing shortening several years ago, so I think of my pie-making as unchanged. Sagi (my fiancé and the man behind all things tech at Pie Eyed) found and edited a pie video that we shot last year revealing that growth (or at the […]

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Savory Tomato Pie

“There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.” A framed StoryPeople print with this quote should hang […]

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Peach Sour Cherry Pie

Reach out.  Roll balls.  That was the tag line for my New Year’s resolution in 2015. I had slipped into a terrible habit of not proactively reaching out to friends and getting the ball rolling on plans.  I was either the recipient of an invitation where I joined in the fun, or text strings would […]

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Plum Sour Cherry Handpies

“Expect Miracles”.  That’s been the theme of my last few months.  It’s also the tag line of some soap I just purchased. Recently, the rational, grounded me has been replaced with a version of myself that has become interested in quick fixes, silver bullets and magical solutions to all of my problems. On the surface, […]

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Peach Berry Almond Crumble Pie

Sweet Surrender If the sweetest bit of surrender is inherent in pie baking, Sunday’s peach pie required downright capitulation. My plan was to make a lattice crust peach pie. I’m a huge fan of multi-fruit pies (or mashups as Emily calls them), but am so thrilled with the new bounty of local peaches in my […]

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Your Formula for Summer Fruit Pie

Summer fruit is hitting the markets and I am in pie heaven.  There are so many beautiful choices now and the combinations to put into a pie crust are endless.  If I wrote a recipe for every fruit pie I made, you would see that the foundation for each one is the same.  So, rather […]

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Thanksgiving in July: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Today is my personal holiday – my vanilla is ready.  This is a major event because it takes three months for vanilla to be ready, and this girl has no patience. I’ll be able to get through the summer with this vanilla, but what today also means is that I need to start a new […]

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Summer Shortcut: Strawberry Yogurt Pie

Things were heating up this past weekend – figuratively and literally. We came upon our first hot and humid day which also meant the first hot day in our new house without air conditioning.  It all sounded so manageable when we were buying the house in the crisp October air! The heat deterred me from […]

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