Category Archives: Baking

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Gingerbread doesn’t have to be boring with a loaf of the Gingerbread Kahlua Date Nut Bread with White Chocolate, which Creative Culinary put together as a holiday treat. This quick bread features seasonal Gingerbread Kahlua, a spiced up version of the delicious coffee liqueur. The liqueur gives the dates in the bread some extra sweetness and (boozy) flavor, while brown sugar, walnuts and white chocolate ... Read More »

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If you are a fan of coconut or cranberries, then 1 Big Bite‘s Cranberry Apple Tart with Coconut Streusel should be on your radar. This lovely tart starts out with a layer of sweet-tart apple slices that are topped off with another sweet-tart layer of homemade cranberry sauce. All this sweet-tart goodness is topped off with a buttery layer of coconut streusel that gives the ... Read More »

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If you don’t want to bake a sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving, one alternative is to try a batch of the Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting that Tracey’s Culinary Adventures baked. The moist, sweet potato cupcakes are flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. As a nod to the pie that inspired them, they sit on top of a graham cracker crust layer at ... Read More »

How to make a pie crust in the food processor (video)

Food processor Crust

A homemade crust can turn a good pie into an amazing one, delivering more flavor and a lighter, flakier texture than a store-bought crust can. It can be intimidating to make a pie crust from scratch when you have to do it by hand, however, and many people will opt out of homemade pie crusts just because they worry about screwing it up. If you ... Read More »

Cook’s Country taste tests Ready Made Pie Crusts

Premade pie shells

Homemade pie crust is the best option when you are baking pies, and although they can sometimes be intimidating to make, it only takes a little practice to get the technique of making a very flaky pie crust down. That being said, ready made pie crusts are very convenient and can be a time-saving solution for many bakers who want to put together a pie ... Read More »

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If you’re getting a little tired of pumpkin pie already this season, you might want to consider another pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving. Natasha’s Kitchen baked some elegant Pumpkin Creme Brulees that look so delicious, no one will miss the pie. The creme brulee is flavored with pumpkin puree and a touch of cinnamon, but also has heavy cream to make it rich and eggs to ... Read More »

How to roll out pie dough (video)

Rolling out pie dough

There are two things that would be pie-bakers find to be intimidating: making the pie dough and then rolling it out. The technique used for making pie dough – cutting butter/shortening in to a flour mixture – is used for many types of baked goods, including scones and biscuits. The technique for rolling out pie dough is really only used for making pies. Fortunately, if ... Read More »

What kind of pie plate is the best?

Pie plate stack

Pie plates are usually made of one of three materials: metal, ceramic or glass. Metal pie pans range from thin, disposable aluminum pans that might come with a store-bought graham cracker crust to heavy duty steel pans. Glass pie pans, which includes Pyrex brand plates, and ceramic pans are typically thicker and heavier than metal pans. There are so many pie plates to choose from, ... Read More »

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