Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pies in Review

I've mentioned before I've been going through a "pie phase" as of late. Experimenting with crusts and fillings.  We've been eating a lot of pie round these parts.  To temper the intake, I've been making mini-pies, using my tartlet pans.  It's ingenious really, because we get to try a bunch of different varieties, with no leftovers!

So you'll be seeing pies making a frequent appearance here, but I thought I would start out with a roundup of some of my favorites.  Or ones I am especially proud of.

Stay tuned for more information on my pie adventure!

Blueberry Pie - Thatboy's favorite.  So simple, just fresh blueberries tossed with a simple syrup sauce.

Cherry Pie - my very first lattice pie!

Pecan Pie - not quite as good as Thatmom's, but pretty sweet!

Cottage Cheese Pie - The love child of cheesecake and pie: the best of both worlds.

Lemon Meringue Pie - My first meringue pie!  This is TMIL's specialty, so I've never made it.  Thatboy thought this was "pretty damn good."

Lemon Crumb Pie - I never really liked lemon desserts as a child, but now I can't get enough of them.
Coconut Custard Pie - Playing into Thatbaby's love of all things coconut right now.

Coconut Cream Pie - Another classic and my first successful cream pie.  It just worked!


  1. Wow you really HAVE been on a pie kick! I love the tartlet pan idea.

  2. Wow. Look at all of those pies. Maybe switching to desserts would help me get some of my kitchen mojo back... Though I'd have a hard time doing all of the work without a plan for leftovers.