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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Gluten Free Pie Crust

I get lots of requests for gluten free pie recipes around the holidays. Thanksgiving in particular is prime time for pies and it is great to have a gluten free option in your recipe deck to accommodate any family members that might have dietary restrictions. My Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, baked in a gluten free crust, is just the dessert to please anyone who might ... Read More »

Gluten Free Vanilla Hazelnut Crumb Crust

Gluten Free Hazelnut Crumb Crust

I’ve tried many gluten free pie crusts over the last few years and some are much more successful than others. A good pie crust should be sturdy enough to hold up to the filling, add some texture – whether it is a crisp crumb crust or a flaky pastry crust – and it should taste delicious both on its own and with a filling. When ... Read More »

Cherry Cranberry Pie

Cherry Cranberry Pie

Around Thanksgiving, I start to incorporate a lot of cranberries into my baking. While they’re available frozen all year long, they can be found fresh this time of year – and relatively inexpensively, as well. The sweet-tart berries have a flavor that tastes great in everything from homemade cranberry sauce to cranberry muffins, and a bright red color that makes baked goods look unusually festive. ... Read More »

Bourbon Butterscotch Cream Pie

Bourbon Butterscotch Cream Pie

A cream pie is essentially a type of pudding served in a pie crust, usually topped with a whipped cream or meringue topping. They can come in any flavor and there are some really delicious cream pies out there – including Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie – but they don’t always get the same attention as fruit pies. Cream pies can be amazing, ... Read More »

Individual Pumpkin Pies

Individual Pumpkin Pies

A freshly baked pumpkin pie is one of the most perfect desserts you can slice into during the fall. The sweet flavor of pumpkin, combined with warm spices and brown sugar in a smooth custard is just delicious – especially if you have family and friends to share it with. A pumpkin pie demands to be shared and, as a result, many of us wait ... Read More »

Mini Cherry Swirl Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Swirl Cheesecakes

My favorite cheesecakes are usually mini cheesecakes. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a big, rich slice of a full sized cheesecake every now and then, but I find that I get a better crust-to-filling ratio with mini cheesecakes. Mini cheesecakes are also quick to bake and easy to serve, so they’re a much better choice for spur-of-the-moment baking than full sized cheesecakes are. These ... Read More »

Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones

Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones

Maple syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners because it can add a deep, rich flavor to baked goods, in addition to making them sweet. Good quality maple syrup is not inexpensive, and that is one of the reasons that people shy away from using it in their baking. A good quality maple syrup is well worth the investment when it is used in a ... Read More »

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

During the fall, when I’m using a lot of pumpkin in my baking, I’m always looking for new pumpkin recipes to use up leftover pumpkin that I might have sitting around in my refrigerator. This Pumpkin Granola is definitely worth making even if you don’t have leftover pumpkin that needs to be used up because it is so tasty, but you have no excuse not ... Read More »

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