Pumpkin Pie is the iconic Thanksgiving dessert, but how often do you make it from scratch? The easiest way to elevate the flavor of your pumpkin pie is to make the purée from a real pumpkin (sugar pumpkin). All you need is a bit of extra prep time. Begin by cutting the pumpkin in half and remove the seeds. Then lay the pumpkin cut side down on a baking tray line with parchment paper. Bake the pumpkin for about an hour, until it is tender and can easily be cut into. Once the pumpkin is out of the oven, let it cook for a few minutes then scoop out the flesh and blend it in a food processor until nice and smooth.
One of my favorite things to do is visit farm stands when I’m spending time at my place on Martha’s Vineyard. The fruits and vegetables are so fresh and it’s easier than hitting the busy grocery stores. Plus, I like to support the local island farms. I make this delightfully flakey and crisp pie crust, topped with fresh and juicy peaches during the summer months. It’s is easy enough to make for your family in a pinch and fancy enough for company.
The very first step to making a delicious pie from scratch is making homemade pie dough. I like to use butter for its rich flavor. Avoid overworking the dough for a flakey crust.
As I have become older and wiser I have grown to like Sweet Potato Pie. Here is an easy recipe to add to your holiday dessert repertoire.
My all-time favorite fruit is the apricot and it’s is sometimes difficult to find good apricots. Fresh apricots spiced with cinnamon and ginger give this pie an extra bit of love. When serving this pie top each slice with a bit of fresh whipped cream and sprinkle lightly with ginger.
Summer, berries, and rustic pies! If you’re a beginner baker then this pie is perfect for you. And sometimes I’m just not in the mood to make a fitted pie plate pie.
Try this “upgraded” Apple Tart for a new holiday favorite.
This is one of the easiest apple pies to make. You can prepare it a day ahead, refrigerate it, and then bake it an hour and a half before you plan to serve it.
Flaky and brimming with cherry flavor, these portable pies come together with just a handful of ingredients. If you don’t like cherries then use your favorite fresh fruit and preserves in this recipe instead.
Summer is here and it’s time to start taking advantage of delicious summer produce. Making a crostata is the easiest way to make a pie.