Although I am not much of a dessert person, I do try to have something on hand for our parties – and a pecan pie seemed just right for our Kentucky Derby party this year. Easy and it makes a pretty pie, too. This comes from Smitten Kitchen.
This is a Cooking Light recipe I’ve always used for pumpkin pie, because it’s really excellent. I make no changes to it except sometimes I will make the crust instead of buying crust. Really excellent pie, easy to make, and it’s pretty. 🙂
This would really have made a lovely Christmas pie, letting pumpkin or apple shine on Thanksgiving, but I was talked into it…and no regrets, it was a nice pie, worth making again for sure. I think that next time I make it, I will double or triple the crystalized ginger. I used multiple recipes to get to this, and though I waffled on double crust or streusel, I’m very glad I went with the latter…made the pie. 🙂
I’m not much of a chocolate fan, but Shawn is, and this was one he mentioned he’d like for Thanksgiving. I’m glad he did…it was good enough that I enjoyed it as well! Very rich, but not difficult and we all liked it a lot. This is a Pioneer Woman recipe I made with no adjustments. I did use store bought pie crust…the chocolate stole the show so it didn’t much matter. 🙂 It was perfect with some homemade whipped cream.
Pie is the one dessert I can’t stay away from in any circumstance. I really do like apple, and prefer dutch. This one was pretty good, though I felt the topping ended up too crunchy…I think tenting the pie in the last 10-15 minutes, or maybe a smidge more butter might have prevented that. I would make it again and try to adjust. I did a braided crust since this was our Thanksgiving pie (I’m a little late to the party posting this!), and it puffed up quite well and I thought really added a nice layer. We used a mixture of Fuji and Jonagolds which we had picked ourselves for this, and they were great…I think you could use any apple, really.
I really, really love pie. Any kind. And I really love blackberries. When our local farmer’s market had some fabulous-looking blackberries, I bought a ridiculous amount and of course had to make a pie. The result was very good, and very tart, and would have been even better if I’d had some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on hand to go with it. I got this particular recipe from Joy of Baking, one of my favorite websites – I’ve always had fantastic luck with her recipes!