Pies

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fruit tart

If you want to take advantage of the season’s fresh berries, here’s a little tart that showcases them quite nicely. And you might have all the ingredients for it right now!  Well, maybe you don’t have 7 cups of berries hanging out in the refrigerator, but all the other components of the recipe from the […]

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Published on August 16, 2014
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Chocolate Cream Pie

by on July 25, 2014 · 3 comments

Chocolate Cream Pie

Over the past few years I’ve made a lot of chocolate cream pies, and one thing I discovered was that I really like the ones made with evaporated milk. It gives the filling a slick, smooth texture, plus it doesn’t taste overly rich. Not that there’s anything wrong with cream pies made with heavy cream […]

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Published on July 25, 2014
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Miniature Key Lime Pies

by on July 18, 2014 · 3 comments

Key Lime Pie Mini

Yesterday’s Key lime pie flavored cheesecakes were good, but as I ate one I realized that what I really wanted was actual Key lime pie and not cheesecake. After all, why make Key lime pie flavored cheesecake when it’s just as easy to make the real thing? So here’s a new recipe, scaled down and […]

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Published on July 18, 2014
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Tin Roof Sundae Pie

by on May 16, 2014 · 2 comments

Tin Roof Pie

Rocky Road ice cream was invented in 1929 by William Dreyer, who is also credited for coining the term “rocky road” –  an allusion to The Great Depression and the tough times ahead. As for Tin Roof ice cream, it may have originated from a popular sundae of vanilla ice cream with caramel and fudge […]

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Published on May 16, 2014
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Chocolate Mallow Malt Pie

by on May 13, 2014 · 4 comments

Chocolate Mallow Malt Pie

A few years ago a friend sent me a vintage copy of Best of the Bake-Off Collection, a book with 1,000 Bake-Off recipes dating back to the fifties. It’s a fun little cookbook, and was the inspiration for this pie. The book doesn’t give the year, but the original recipe is credited to Ruth Lasky […]

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Published on May 13, 2014
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Race Day

I finally got around to asking our neighbor, Judy, which pie recipe she used for her Kentucky Derby party. She said it was “My Kentucky Derby Dessert” from Allrecipes.com, and that she liked it even though it overflowed. Judy is pretty laid back about such things. I, however, am not.  So I made the pie, […]

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Published on May 9, 2014
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Race-Day-Pie

Our neighbors held their annual Kentucky Derby party last weekend, and as usual they served the famous chocolate-nut-bourbon pie named after the race. We weren’t able to stick around for dessert, so I made up for it by baking the pie yesterday. If you do a search you’ll see there are many versions of the […]

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Published on May 7, 2014
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

by on April 26, 2014 · 7 comments

rhubarb pie

My grandfather loved rhubarb pie, but I never knew that until one day he requested it and mentioned his mother, my late great grandmother who I like to think passed on the “enthusiastic baking gene” made good rhubarb pie. I was a teenager at the time and the only pies I had made were pecan […]

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Published on April 26, 2014