Category Archives: Pies

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 »

Reduced Guilt Mexican Chocolate Brownie Pie

Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownie Pie

  I’m not one to shy away from sweet desserts and most of my recipes use sugar, honey or maple syrup as sweeteners. There are times – such as when I am cooking for family members who prefer a lower calorie dessert, or if I simply want a “reduced guilt” option after dinner – when I work with recipes where I can swap out a few ingredients so ... Read More »

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie


As much as I love pumpkin pie and my recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Pie, I don’t always like to make the exact same pie recipe year-in and year-out because I start to get a bit bored. I’m always looking for different ways to enjoy pumpkin in my desserts and that spirit of adventure has led me to treats like Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cake and Chocolate ... Read More »

Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Boozy desserts always seem a little bit naughty to me – especially desserts that are a bit booze-forward, so you get the sense that you’re indulging in more than just a slice of pie or piece of cake after dinner! This recipe was inspired by a wonderful recipe for rum pie in Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts, which is a book that has been on ... Read More »

S’mores Brownie Pie

S'mores Brownie Pie

I bake a lot of pies during the summer, when berries and stone fruits are at their peak of flavor and freshness. Another summertime favorite of mine is the classic campfire s’more, with its decadent combination of melting chocolate and toasted marshmallow. These two desserts are almost complete opposites – and that is precisely why combining them into one single dessert was such an appealing ... Read More »

Hula Pie

Homemade Hula Pie

The signature dessert at Duke’s restaurant in Hawaii (and other locations) is the Hula Pie. This delicious frozen pie is the perfect dessert to share with friends on a warm, tropical afternoon. The base is a chocolate crumb pie crust, which is piled high with creamy macadamia nut ice cream and then topped with a chocolate fudge glaze. Each slice of the pie is served ... Read More »

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