Fruit Pies

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Cindy’s Mom’s Apple Pie

by on April 3, 2014 · 2 comments


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 …


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
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Mango Pie

by on May 27, 2011 · 16 comments

Mango Pie

This weekend I had dinner at a Cuban restaurant in Atlanta. The dessert offerings were key lime pie and mango pie, but it was one of those dinners where everyone eats so much that by the dessert hour, no one really cares about it no matter how enticing it sounds on the menu. But …


Published on May 27, 2011
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rhubarb pie

Louise loves baking with rhubarb, but she knows I’m not a fan and offered to write a guest post for her fellow rhubarb lovers. Since I couldn’t decide what to bake this weekend, I took her up on the offer and am now happy to share this recipe Louise put together last week. For this […]


Published on July 25, 2010