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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The combination of sweet and savory ingredients in a dessert is one that is good all year round, but it seems to be even better during the fall for some reason. Maybe it’s the fact that desserts with both sweet and savory elements have a more satisfying feel to them than sweets alone. Whatever the case, I was inspired by many sweet and savory recipes ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chips, reviewed

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Chips

Peanut butter chips are an easy way to add some extra peanut butter flavor to a batch of cookies or brownies. Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chips are a new item that TJ’s is stocking for the holiday baking season (and possibly longer, depending on how popular they are with consumers). I like peanut butter chips because I am a big peanut butter fan, but they’re ... Read More »

Crustless Ginger Pear Custard Pie

Pear Custard Pie

The pie crust can be the best part of a pie, with a light and flaky texture that adds crunch to a pie filling and helps hold everything together. Pie crust is also the bane of many pie-bakers’ existences and there are many people out there who simply avoid baking pies to avoid having to make a pie crust. This Crustless Ginger Pear Custard Pie ... Read More »

The Southern Pie Book

The Southern Pie Book

Pies are a classic American dessert that everyone can enjoy because there are so many different flavors and textures that you can put into a pie. The Southern Pie Book puts plenty of these recipes all in one place, with dozens of recipes featuring all different types of pies. Pies aren’t exclusive to the South, of course, but there does seem to be a very ... Read More »

Brûléed Pumpkin Pie

Brulee Pumpkin Pie

Creme brûlées are a dessert that never goes out of style. The silky custard is rich and satisfying, but it is that crackly, caramelized top that keeps people ordering it again and again. Creme brûlées aren’t the only dessert where you can brûlée the top and that same caramel layer can instantly elevate other desserts as well. This Brûléed Pumpkin Pie is the perfect example, ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma Pie Basket

Pie Basket

Pies are one of the top holiday desserts out there and that means that you are probably going to be transporting pies to various events this holiday season. I know that I often bring pies to holiday parties and get-togethers. Pies are difficult to transport because pie plates tend to be very slippery and the pies themselves tend to be delicate. I can’t count how ... Read More »

Flaky Vinegar Pie Crust

Vinegar Pie Crust

The basic ingredients in a pie crust are butter, flour, salt and water. I typically add in a little bit of sugar, even if I’m making a savory pie, because it helps the crust to brown more. One ingredient that you can add to a pie crust that is a little more unusual is vinegar. Vinegar helps tenderize pie dough because it slightly inhibits gluten ... Read More »

What is blind baking?

Blind Baking

Blind baking is a term used to describe the process of pre-baking a pie or tart crust before it has been filled. Blind baking crusts can be partially baked before filling or baked completely, depending on the pie recipe you are using. There are a couple of reasons that a pie crust might need to be blind baked. The first is that some pie fillings ... Read More »

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