Fruit Pies

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Double Crust Peach Pie

by on September 10, 2014 · 2 comments

Peach Pie

In the mood for some peach pie? If that’s a yes, here’s the perfect recipe. The original version was on Taste of Home, and what was interesting was that it called for rendering the juice from the peaches, boiling the juice with cornstarch to make a gel, then folding it back in with the peaches […]


Published on September 10, 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 […]


Published on April 26, 2014
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Cindy’s Mom’s Apple Pie

by on April 3, 2014 · 2 comments

Cindy's Apple Pie

I baked a lot of apple pies last week and concluded that it’s hard to make a bad one. My favorite had a butter-free filling, lemon juice, a mixture of Granny Smith and Macintosh apples and a buttery crust with a lattice top.  I didn’t even think about pies with crumb toppings until Cindy sent […]


Published on April 3, 2014
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Apple Pie Recipe

by on March 27, 2014 · 4 comments

Apple Pie

Last week I went on a crazy apple pie baking spree under the guise of finding the perfect one. The real reason was probably due to stress and a need for baking therapy; but in any event, the experience resulted in a new appreciation of apple pie and knowing what I liked and did not […]


Published on March 27, 2014
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Broiled Apple Pie

by on March 21, 2014 · 8 comments

Slice of Apple Pie

Fuzz volunteered my pie making services for a school function next week, and together we have decided on apple…a really, really, good apple. Years ago I said this was the best apple pie ever — as if I’d tasted all the apple pies in the world. I am trying to tone down my use of […]


Published on March 21, 2014
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This recipe is from my friend Taneka.  She got it from her massage therapist, Missi.  Missi got it from her husband, Joe — an award winning pie baker.  Given its lineage, I was more than a little  curious to try this pie; so I made it for Todd before we left town. Overall, it was […]


Published on December 22, 2012
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apple crumb pie

This year I ordered a fully cooked turkey from Whole Foods, and so far, I feel pretty good about it.  It’s nice being able to focus on just the “fun” things like sides and desserts.  Hopefully there won’t be any regrets when it’s time to bring out the bird, but somehow I doubt it.  Skipping […]


Published on November 20, 2012
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Free Form Blueberry Tart

by on July 27, 2011 · 12 comments

free-form blueberry tart

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover free-form tarts, but thanks to Food & Wine, I did and I’m hooked. This recipe is for a blueberry flavored one, and as the name implies, there’s no tart pan, pie shell or anything to hold it together other than pastry, which in this case […]


Published on July 27, 2011