Salted Maple Pie

The last time I was in Detroit, I went to a new bakery called Sister Pie.  I fell in love with the place immediately.  Unfortunately, I arrived minutes before the shop was closing and had a very limited selection of pie slices to choose from.  One of them was a salted maple pie.  I couldn’t…

Chocolate Chess Pie

I was in a pie baking mood, but I wasn’t in a go to the store to buy the ingredients mood.  I was lucky enough to have the ingredients to make a chocolate chess pie which is something I’ve never made before.  I’m also still trying to understand what a chess pie is. The pie…

Bourbon Pecan Pie

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a requested dessert. Most of the time I bake things as experiments, testing them out on friends and coworkers, but this is different. Every Thanksgiving, my office requests that I make pecan pie for our potluck, friends and family ask me to make one for…

Double Crust Apple Pie

I couldn’t apple season go on any longer without making a double crust apple pie. I tried being a little adventurous with the apple bread pudding and apple pie biscuits, but sometimes, it’s nice sticking with the classics. My goal in life (one of many), is to make a flakey, buttery crust using a food…

Peach Melba Pie

I had a friend visiting during peach season who loved peach melba pies, so I decided to make one for him.   I’ve heard of peach melba, but I never knew what it was. It’s simply peaches with raspberries. It sounded like an interesting combination to me and I was looking forward to trying it. I couldn’t…

Concord Grape Pie

I made two peach pies about a month ago for a couple of friends. One was a peach melba with a lattice crust, and the other was a plain peach with a classic double crust. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures of either pie, so I decided to make another lattice pie for the…

Ginger-Pear Galette

My co-worker and her fiancé went to dinner in Chinatown the other evening.  Every time they dine at this particular restaurant, the owner gives them a couple of boxes of Asian pears.  It seems that the owner is a family friend of the fiancé.  My co-worker brought them to the office to share, so I…