Category Archives: Pies

Eggnog Custard Pie

Eggnog Custard Pie bite

Eggnog is a natural fit for a custard pie recipe because eggnog is custard to begin with. Eggnog is a drink that traditionally made by combining milk, sugar and eggs with a splash of liquor and a bit of nutmeg. The most traditional recipes are uncooked (for which you should use pasteurized eggs) but most modern eggnog recipes are cooked to make them safer to ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is known for it’s tart filling and it’s light, fluffy meringue topping that contrasts so well with the tart lemon below. Meyer lemons don’t have that same level of tartness, although the still have a strong lemon flavor to them. When you use them in a recipe like this one, you end up with a pie that is much mellower and sweeter ... Read More »

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie, bitten

As much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I am always on the lookout for ways to spice it up. Pumpkin pie can get boring after a while, particularly if you have a dozen of them in just a couple of weeks during the fall pie season between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fortunately, pumpkin goes with all kinds of different flavors and just by tweaking ... Read More »

Plum Custard Pie with Almond Crust

Plum Custard Pie

I don’t see plums in baked goods as often as I see apples, peaches, pears and other fruits. This is a shame because plums are amazing fruits to bake with. They’re sweet and flavorful, hold their shape nicely after they’ve been baked, and they turn such a beautiful color that desserts that use them are often simply stunning to look at. One of my favorite ... Read More »

Cream Cheese Key Lime Pie

Cream Cheese Key Lime Pie

A classic key lime pie is made with sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and lots of fresh key lime juice. In the original recipe, the pie is unbaked and relies on the acid from the lime juice to “cook” the egg yolks and thicken the pie. It works well, but because of concerns with having uncooked eggs in the pie, most key lime pies are ... Read More »

Peach Pie Ice Cream

Peach Pie Ice Cream

A slice of fresh fruit pie is often best when accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. That cool, creamy ice cream is the perfect match for a slice of still warm pie. For a bit of a twist on that idea, I took the pie and put it into my ice cream instead of doing things the other way around! That means that ... Read More »

Individual Chocolate Coconut Cream Pies

The perfect bite

Coconut cream pie is always a favorite of mine, mostly because I am a big fan of coconut, but also because I like the additional texture that coconut adds to a cream pie. I’ve had some coconut cream pies that are too dense, too thick. I like mine to be lighter, with a creamy mouthfeel. Sometimes, this means that the pie filling is a little ... Read More »

Buttermilk Pie Bars

Buttermilk Pie Bars

Buttermilk pie is great any time of year, but I especially like it during the summer. The pie is easy to put together and has a fresh, tangy flavor to it that goes oh-so-well with all kinds of summer fruits and berries. It is even easier when you put this pie into bar form. As with cheesecake, putting this pie into bar form makes it ... Read More »

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