Tag: pies

crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

Nothing like a killer pumpkin pie. And, this crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie is in the over-the-moon pumpkin pie category! Not too sweet. Very pumpkineeeee. Lots of warm spices. And, a heckuva lot of crunch as in the crust that’s made of gingersnaps and almonds! I mean with my recipe […]

vintage graham cracker crème pie with toasted coconut

Preserving history through food is one of my passions. Nothing thrills me more than to have someone share with me a cherished recipe from their family heritage. I’ll usually make that recipe, like these pie crust cookies. Oh, the sweet story behind these cookies. Then I love it when someone […]

orange apple upside down pie

orange apple upside down pie

Sometimes you don’t mess with an icon. And, in this case, the apple pie is an icon in America. You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s about as American as apple pie!’ But, being the slight ‘rebel’ I am, certainly not in a negative sense but in a way that makes things […]

apple fig custard open faced pie

apple fig custard open faced pie

When apples are in season, it’s time to buy bushels and bags of them and enjoy the bounties of these sweet crisp fruits. This apple fig custard open faced pie is made in a half sheet cake pan and will serve a crowd! You can make ahead, then pop in […]

oreo banana custard pie

oreo banana custard pie

I always say that food is history. And, history is food. Such is the case with this Oreo banana custard pie. Well, really not ‘the’ pie, but the Oreo cookie. This iconic Oreo cookie has been around since 1912. That’s when Nabisco came up with the idea of two chocolate […]

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roasted tomato onion pie

Tomato Pie. It’s a Southern speciality. Now this roasted tomato onion pie is not to be confused with the Italian tomato pie. However, really my creation is cross pollination between the Southern tomato pie and the Italian version. Now the Italian version is also called a pizza, and it derives […]

strawberry custard pie

strawberry custard pie

There is nothing better than fresh sweet in-season strawberries. And, when you get them, you are ready to overdose on this berry goodliness! We know that there are upteen zillion ways to use strawberries. I mean they are just so versatile and perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. But, […]

rum coconut liqueur ribbon peach pie

rum coconut liqueur ribbon peach pie

Simple pies with a lot of power and punch. How’s this come about? Well, a short cut with the pie crust. Yes, let’s use a refrigerated roll out crust. Feel totally free to make one if that’s your style and you have the time. However, if not, then there’s not […]

coconut galette

coconut galette

Best time to eat this coconut galette? Right after it comes out of the oven. Oh, yes, warm and creamy, you’re going to experience a pastry that isn’t too sweet. Isn’t too creamy. Isn’t too rich. But, just right. With just five ingredients, you’re going to have a tasty dessert […]

apple jack tart

apple jack tart

Apples. Spices. Jack Daniels. And, what do you have? An apple jack tart. Chocked totally full of fresh tender apples, leave those skins on for texture, beauty and nutrition, mix with an array of spices, some sweetness and a splash of Jack, and you’re in business. Now, if you don’t […]

vintage pie crust cookies

vintage pie crust cookies

History is preserved and expressed in food and recipes. Ingredients and recipes have a beginning…somewhere in history. And, that’s the story behind this recipe. Miss Briggs was one of my three sons’ favorite teachers in high school. She is a kind and gentle soul, now retired after being a cracker […]

real chocolate lover's cake

real chocolate lover’s cake

This recipe is from my good friend, Mary Marshall, a SC gal who has a huge following in social media and a fabulous blog, All Things Food~Cooking with Mary and Friends~Mary’s all about farm to table and spends so much of her time connecting with local farmers and producers in South […]

cupcake berry pies

cupcake berry pies

Just like an easy ‘go to’ outfit or that ‘little black dress’ that you just know will fill the bill quickly and appropriately for the occasion, this recipe is one of those pretty much fail safe ‘go to’ desserts that you know will bring smiles when served warm out of […]

~apple date whiskey nut galette~

apple date whiskey nut galette

There’s not much to say about this other than it’s awesome beans!  No, I mean awesome apples~~sure hope you have a ‘mandolin’ for slicing these apples reeeeallly thin because that’s what truly brings the flavors out, plus they just pile high and stack up and almost make a pastry dough […]

Roasted Cream Cheese Anglecot Cherry Berry Cobbler

Of course you know about roasting marshmallows, and you’ve probably roasted a lot of veggies.  Then there’s the pot ‘roast’ and roast beef.  But, have you…roasted cream cheese?  That was the question I asked myself one day as I was plundering through my refrigerator one day looking for inspiration for something […]

cream cheese apple raspberry tart

Tarts are such dainty sounding prissy desserts.  But, don’t let that fool you!  Tarts, while dainty, aren’t prissy–they’ve hearty and delectable desserts that entertain the eyes and delight the palate with their precise fluted edges and myriad of combinations of whatever you want to put in them from fruit to […]

peasant cherry & berry galette

In France, galettes are free-form tarts or pies. They’re rustic, deconstructed, peasant and totally stunning when baked on a large pizza stone!  This Peasant Cherry & Berry Galette makes a wonderful holiday treat! My pizza stone was a gift from my daughter, Amy, and son-in-law, Alex when they were visiting.  I […]