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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other BlogsWhile we’re celebrating all things pie all week long here at Baking Bites, other bloggers are baking up plenty of their own pies, as well. If you’re looking to bake something besides the standard pumpkin or pecan pie for the holidays this year, now is definitely the time to start bookmarking new recipes to try out over the weekend.

  • Garnish with Lemon baked up a Cranberry and Wild Blueberry Pie that would make a colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table. The pie is packed with blueberries and cranberries, accented by just a touch of lemon juice. Fresh cranberries are easy to find right now, but the entire pie can actually be made with ingredients that are probably in your freezer just looking to get used up! It looks like a summer berry pie, but those sweet-tart cranberries make it perfect for fall.
  • The Little Epicurean‘s Cinnamon Buttermilk Pie is a spice-kissed twist on one of my favorite types of custard pie. It’s a simple, easy-to-make pie filling that makes tangy buttermilk, brown sugar and cinnamon the stars. This pie is baked in a traditional pastry crust, however switching that out for a cinnamon-spiked graham cracker crust could add a bit of extra flavor for a real cinnamon lover, as well.
  • Individual hand pies are fun to make and are always a huge hit when you bring out a batch for dessert. Cookie Named Desire‘s Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Hand Pies are decadent little pies that are stuffed with perfectly spiced pears and nutella. The filling is very easy to put together and the creamy chocolate hazelnut spread really works well with both the juicy pears and the flaky pastry dough that they are wrapped in. If you don’t want to simple eat these out of your hand, they would be delicious with ice cream.
  • It’s always nice to have options for pumpkin pie, since even the classics can get a little boring after a while. Pink Wings is serving a Mascarpone Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie this season. The pie has a gingersnap crumb crust that accents a pumpkin pie filling that is seasoned with cinnamon and ginger, rather than the usual mix of all the pumpkin pie spices. The pie is topped with a rich mascarpone cream that is a wonderful contrast to the dense pie filling. It’s simple and flavorful, a great combination.
  • If you want to think a little further outside of the box when it comes to your pie flavors, definitely consider Wall Flour Girl‘s Deep Dish Tiramisu Pie. The pie, unlike a traditional tiramisu, starts with a shortbread chocolate chip cookie crust. Layered on top is a fairly traditional tiramisu, complete wtih ladyfingers dipped in coffee and rum and plenty of mascarpone cream. It is topped with a sweet coffee crunch crumble that accents those coffee notes from the filling and adds a little texture to the creamy dessert. The pie is constructed in a deep springform pan that allows it to keep its shape and be sliced and served just like a more traditional pie.

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2 Comments
  • Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    November 12, 2014

    Thanks so much for sharing my pies! You are totally right, they would be great with a nice scoop of ice cream!

  • Gina
    November 12, 2014

    Yum! Thanks for throwing my recipe in with all these other delicious ones!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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