Category: Pies

  • Cranberry Custard Pie

    Cranberry Custard Pie

    My new Thanksgiving favorite is bright raspberry in color, with the texture and tartness of Key Lime Pie. In a saucepan, cook the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and orange rind over medium heat for about ten minutes. Once the cranberries have popped, use an immersion blender to puree (or remove to a blender, puree, and…

  • Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

    My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to my surprise, sweet potato pie was all over the news — a strange video involving Patti LaBelle’s pie had recently…

  • Pecan Pie Squares

    2 C flour 2/3 C confectioners sugar 3/4 C butter (softened) 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C honey 2/3 C butter 3 T whipping cream 3-1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped Grease a 9×12-inch baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Stir the flour and powdered sugar together. Cut in the…

  • Avocado Pie

    1 avocado 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C honey 1 T lemon juice Graham cracker crust Bananas, for garnish Mash the avocado with the softened cream cheese, honey, and lemon juice. Spread in the pie crust and garnish with banana slices. Chill and slice.

  • “Best Ever” Pie

    I found this in my mother’s recipe collection, in a pamphlet entitled “Pecan Facts from Sunnyland Farms.” I don’t remember her making it, but evidently, she was quite taken with the recipe, as evidenced by the penciled circle and arrows marking it. 2 eggs 1 C sugar 1 t cinnamon 1 t cloves 1/2 C…

  • Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

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    No corn syrup! Yay! I can’t wait to try this one! Enough homemade (see “Food Processor Pie Crust”) or refrigerated pie crust to line a 9-inch pan 2 C dark brown sugar, packed 4 large eggs 1/4 C unsalted butter, melted 2 t vanilla 1/4 t cinnamon Optional: 1 T Scotch 2 C pecan halves…

  • Gluten-free apple tarts

    Crust 1/2 C almond meal 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 C brown rice flour 2 T agave syrup 2 T applesauce 1/4 C ice-cold water Preheat oven to 375 F and spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray (or grease the muffin cups). In a medium bowl, stir the almond meal, cinnamon, and rice flour…

  • Easy As Apple Pie

    If you don’t count the water, this only has 6 ingredients! 1 C flour 1/2 C butter, diced, at room temperature 1 C sugar 1-1/2 lb Granny Smith apples 1 C water 3 T lemon juice 2 t cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 F. Peel, quarter, and seed the apples. Slice them thinly into a…

  • Chocolate tart with fruit and nuts

    1 refrigerated pie crust 1/4 orange marmelade or raspberry preserves 1/2 C whipping cream 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips 1 C assorted nuts, such as pistachios, pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts 1 C assorted dried fruit, such as cherries, apricots, figs, or golden raisins 1/4 t coarse salt Preheat oven to 450 F. In a 10-inch…

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie with LOVE

    This comes from my beautiful and generous friend Lisa, who refers to herself as “Your friendly neighborhood LOVE-terrorist!” Ingredients: 1 Large Bucket Filled to the Brim with LOVE!! 1 unbaked pie shell 1-1/2 C pecans 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 eggs, beaten 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C light brown sugar 1/4 C Steen’s 100…