Banana Cream Pie

My dad loved banana cream pie. He loved Capital Creations Pizza. So, today, to celebrate what would have been his 59th birthday, we ordered pizza and I made this pie. I miss him every day. Happy Birthday, Dad. Ingredients Source: Baking Illustrated 1/2 cup plus 2 T. sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 1/8 tsp. salt…

Cranberry Pie

Looking for a last minute holiday dessert? Look no further. This cranberry pie is like a cross between those seemingly healthy fruit oat bars (unless you consider copious amounts of butter and sugar healthy!) and pie. A densely packed, nutty, buttery crumble sits on top of a not-too-tart cranberry filling that is just delicious. Serve…

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry season is still upon us and I’ve heard many folks thinking out loud about what to do with all their strawberries! How many more jars of strawberry jam can their pantry hold? As a awesome* fantastic alternative, make this pie because, A.) you’ll use three pounds of strawberries, B.) it won’t take up much room because…

Greek Yogurt Dutch Apple Pie

Greek yogurt, what? I was thrown off by this combo, too, when I first heard about it. I wanted to make a pie for my parents so I asked my dad what he wanted. “Sour cream apple pie.” If there was a thought-bubble above my head it would have said ??????. I’d never heard of…

Banana Cream Pie

When I think of my dad and his favorite dessert, I think banana cream pie. And when I think of this banana cream pie, I think of awesomeness. From the crust to the filling to the whipped cream, you won’t be disappointed! Below: all I could salvage for a photo after my family got a…

Summer Berry Pie

Chock full o’ fresh berries, delicious graham cracker crust and a dollop of freshly whipped cream equals one amazing dessert. I don’t even know what to say next except the picture speaks for itself and your tummy will thank you later. p.s. this pie needs about 3 hours to set in the fridge! Ingredients Source:…

Cherry Pie and Thanksgiving

Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving? All the traveling, eating, family, eating, friends and eating? I know I am! This year we’re having Thanksgiving at my parents’ house with 23 other people. I’m in charge or the cranberries, two pumpkin pies and pecan pie. As you prepare your recipes, here’s a new possible recipe and…

Basic Pie Dough

I’ve made lots and lots and lots of pies. I’ve also made lots and lots of pie doughs. Sometimes I include the recipe in the specific pie post, but this aspect of the pie really deserves its own post. It’s so essential for so many dishes so here it is, one of the best and…

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry season is pretty much over, but I know you have cartons of those fabulous little blue spheres in your fridge or freezer. So whip ‘em out, celebrate August and get goin’ on this pie. Who can resist a wonderful, slightly tangy, warm pie, topped off with some vanilla ice cream? Oh is that your…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Have you all noticed the plethora of strawberries at the market lately? The stores and farmer’s markets are buried under the weight of those amazing red berries. Recently, our local market had a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal. Well I jumped on that like a grad student to free food. In fact, I stocked…

Avocado Pie

On this blog I want to be as honest as possible with my readers. Honesty can come in the form of praising a recipe, but it can also come, occasionally, in the form of a less-than-stellar review. For example: avocado pie. For what this is, it’s good. Is it the best dessert ever? No. Would…

Sweet Potato Pie

My book club recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Hokey sounding name, light read, but excellent discussion. Who knew an often-called “chick lit” could result in revealing conversations about marriage and relationships, letter writing and war. In honor of the book, I made this sweet potato pie and boy, was it…