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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 »

How to get a golden pie crust

Golden Pie Crust

Nothing looks worse than a pasty, undercooked pie crust and yet there are lots of tips and tricks out there that tell you how to keep your pie crust from overbrowning. You don’t want the crust to burn around the edges, of course, but as far as I’m concerned, you want a pie crust to be a deep, rich golden color and to have a ... 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 »

Classic Cherry Pie

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As much as I love pie, I don’t like to compromise on the qualities that I think make up a great one. For instance, I think a pie has to have a good crust that is a blend of flaky and tender. I also think that that crust should be well browned when it comes out of the oven, not pasty looking. And when it ... Read More »

Can you freeze a fruit pie?

Fresh fruit pies are great, but they’re best when they’re freshly baked. There isn’t always time to make a crust, assemble a pie, bake it and let it cool all before you want to serve it. After all, if you’re preparing it for a party, that adds quite a few steps to your preparation for the day! This begs the question, is it possible to ... Read More »

Lemon Swirl Cream Cheese Pie

Lemon Swirl Cream Cheese Pie, sliced

Ever since I got back from judging the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships, I’ve been getting requests for recipes for Lemon Swirl Cream Cheese Pie, the pie that took home the best in show prize. The American Pie Council has posted the recipe on their site, but I couldn’t resist making it myself at home. The pie is basically a cheesecake, with a cream cheese ... Read More »

Judging at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships

Nicole taking photos of pie

I love pie, so when I had the opportunity to become a judge at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships at the American Pie Council‘s Great American Pie Festival, I jumped at it. This is the biggest pie contest in the country, with categories for commercial pies – such as those you find at grocery store bakeries and in restaurant bakeries, like Kroger and Baker’s ... Read More »

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