Category Archives: Pies

Vanilla Cream Pie with Vanilla Meringue

Vanilla Custard Pie

Cream pies come in all flavors – from chocolate to coconut – but there is one flavor that you don’t see all that often: vanilla. While I will take a slice of cream pie in just about any flavor you would like to serve me, there is something simple and satisfying about a Vanilla Cream Pie that you just don’t get with other flavors. This ... Read More »

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

These hand pies combine two delicious flavors for a dessert that is both decadent and easy to make. My Chocolate Banana Hand Pies are stuffed with slices of banana and chocolate chips. While those two ingredients might not sound particularly impressive on their own, they come together like a match made in heaven. In the oven, the bananas soften and their flavor intensifies. The chocolate ... Read More »

Caramel Lemon Pie

Caramel Lemon Pie

When I first heard about the limited edition flavors of sweetened condensed milk that Eagle Brand was releasing, I couldn’t wait to try them out. Once I tasted the chocolate and the caramel, I knew that there were lots of possibilities for bringing these flavors into some of my favorite desserts that already use sweetened condensed milk. One sweetened condensed milk that everyone is familiar ... Read More »

Crazy Crust Cranberry Sauce Pie

Crazy Crust Cranberry Pie

“Crazy crust pie” is a style of pie that I discovered on the back of one of my grandmother’s recipe cards. Instead of making a traditional crust, you prepare a buttery batter and layer lots of fruit on top of it. That batter transforms into a “crazy crust” in the oven, somewhere between cake batter and shortbread, that provides a wonderful contrast for a wide ... Read More »

Orange Pecan Chess Pie

Orange Pecan Chess Pie

Chess pie is an easy to make custard pie that is a Southern classic and a favorite in my home. Not only is the pie delicious, but it happens to be exceptionally easy to make. For me, that means I can whip one up on relatively short notice and easily play around with different flavors in my pies. This particular pie is anĀ Orange Pecan Chess ... Read More »

The Easiest Pumpkin Pie: Pumpkin Pie with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Pumpkin Pie with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Many pumpkin pie recipes call for evaporated milk and I often get asked if you can substitute sweetened condensed milk for evaporated milk in the same recipe. The answer is no, you cannot substitute sweetened condensed milk for evaporated milk. You can, however, make a tasty pumpkin pie using sweetened condensed milk for the fillingĀ if that is what you have in your pantry as long ... Read More »

Maple Shoofly Pie

Maple Shoofly Pie

Shoofly Pie, or shoo-fly pie, is an unforgettable dessert because it has such an unusual name. No one really knows when the name originated, but theories include that pie-lovers had to “shoo flies” away from the sweet, sticky molasses-based pie every time they served it. The pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch traditional dessert, but it can be found in many different parts of the country ... Read More »

Apple Cider Pie

Apple Cider Pie

It’s no secret that I love apple pie and I’ve made all kinds over the years, from double crust pies to streusel-topped pies to crustless pies. This Apple Cider Pie is a new favorite, but unlike some of the other apple pies I’ve made, this one doesn’t contain a single piece of apple. Instead of starting with chopped up apples, this pie starts with apple ... Read More »

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